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June 21, 2019

Entertainers Remind Us That We’re Not Alone

You are not alone. Even though it can be hard to believe it when you’re faced with a mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
June 19, 2019

Why Teen Mental Health Needs to be Addressed Yes

“It’s not really ‘normal’ to talk about mental health with people. Being able to help everyone know about mental health…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
February 1, 2019

What Makes Mental Health First Aid Unique

Peer pressure in schools. Stress in the workplace. Negative memories you can’t let go of. Everyone faces personal challenges and…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Public Safety...
January 30, 2019

You Can #BeTheDifference Every Day

There are 1.5 million people trained to be the difference in their communities with Mental Health First Aid. This means…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
veteran's family
October 31, 2018

You Can #BeTheDifference for Veterans in November Yes

It is estimated that there are 19.6 million veterans living in the U. S. While military service can increase resilience…

Be The Difference, News, Veterans
October 16, 2018

First Responders Suffer: How Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Some days John McCormack feels like he can take on the world. But then he hears a baby cry or…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 10, 2018

#BeTheDifference for Teens on World Mental Health Day Yes

Today is World Mental Health Day, and this year’s focus on adolescent mental health is timely. One in five teens…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
Firefighters leaning against a red fire truck
October 2, 2018

Here’s How You Can #BeTheDifference in October Yes

By any measure, 2018 has been a difficult year for firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel. Firefighters in California…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, News
September 25, 2018

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options for College Students

From living on your own to partying without a curfew, college offers a panoply of first-time experiences. There’s one “first,”…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Schools
September 8, 2018

How to Help Someone with Depression

Your boyfriend or girlfriend breaks up with you. Your beloved pet dies. Your hoped-for promotion at work falls through. We…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
September 4, 2018

How You Can #BeTheDifference in National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month and Mental Health First Aid can be the first step on the road to recovery.…

Be The Difference, News
August 22, 2018

28 Signs of Eating Disorders in Young People

An eating disorder is a serious mental health issue that can severely impact a young person’s health and can threaten…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, News, Youth Mental Health

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