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June 9, 2017

First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges

In a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 first responders, 85 percent reported mental health symptoms. One-third reported clinical diagnoses…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
June 6, 2017

Warning: Baby Boomers and Retirement Don’t Mix

We all dream about retirement – finally doing all the things we’ve wanted to do but never had time. But…

Be The Difference, Depression, Men, News, Suicide
May 30, 2017

Working With Stigma

It’s tough working in the service industry. Uncompromising employers, workplace harassment and poor communication all too often affect worker’s sense…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, News
May 29, 2017

Hidden Anxieties of Teaching

Arduous and challenging are the two words Nicola Louise uses to describe the teaching profession. But when she returned to…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Schools
May 28, 2017

#NotWeakJustHuman Yes

Not weak, just human. This is the tagline and overarching sentiment of the Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group that…

Be The Difference, Men
May 27, 2017

Faith-based Communities Can be Pillars for Mental Health Support

Faith-based groups across the nation are reacting to acts of violence and vandalism, like the recent defacing of a synagogue…

Be The Difference, Faith Communities
May 27, 2017

Mental Health First Aid is the Team Player You Need Yes

Even before the stress of college begins to set in, one in four students has a history of mental illness…

Be The Difference, Schools, Sports
May 26, 2017

Through the Eyes of a Police Officer

The dangers of law enforcement extend far beyond the streets. In fact, police officers are far more likely to suffer…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Public Safety
May 25, 2017

Suicide in the Prison System: A Preventable Tragedy

The recent suicide of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez is only one of an upward trend in suicides of people…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Sports, Suicide
May 24, 2017

A Tangible Helping Mechanism

Female veterans are two to five times more likely to commit suicide than civilian women. NPR host David Green spoke…

Be The Difference, Veterans
May 23, 2017

Mental Health First Aid at Work

Juggling a heavy workload and large doses of stress day in and day out takes its toll on lawyers. They…

Be The Difference, Workplace

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