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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
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
fire truck driving through a city
October 4, 2018

Stepping Out of the Vacuum and Into the Community

We don’t provide our services in a vacuum. We are people who provide services to other people. And like many…

Fire/EMS, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
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

National Council Teams with Kate Spade New York for Mental…

National Council Teams with Kate Spade New York for Mental Health First Aid Training WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2018) –…

Press Releases
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 18, 2018

Cutting the Stigma

Damien Johnson owns and operates Charlotte, N.C.’s No Grease Barber School and knows firsthand how mental illness impacts his clients. Johnson…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 14, 2018

What I Learned After I Lost Two Brothers to Suicide

A death by suicide is often met with a would’ve, could’ve or should’ve. If he would’ve told me, maybe I…

Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 11, 2018

National Council for Behavioral Health Partners with Boys & Girls… Yes

The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to train local…

News, Youth Mental Health
September 10, 2018

10 Signs of Suicide

In June, designer Kate Spade’s and chef Anthony Bourdain’s suicides reminded us that suicide does not discriminate. It can impact…

News, Suicide
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 6, 2018

One Man’s Story of Incarceration to Healing and Addiction to…

Hi, my name is Ramon Cruz and I am a person in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.…

Guest Commentary, Men, Minority Health, News, Substance Use

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