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May 27, 2021

Voces de Primeros Auxilios de Salud Mental: Brindar esperanza me…

En noviembre de 2011 obtuve mi certificación como rescatista en Primeros Auxilios para la Salud Mental. Me impresionó mucho todo…

En Español, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 27, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Giving Them Hope Motivates…

In November 2011, I became certified as a Mental Health First Aider. I was so impressed with what I learned, I attended another training the following January – I wanted to be…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 26, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Taking a Holistic Approach…

Our company began its journey providing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training in 2018, after noticing an increase in employees…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Workplace
May 24, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Working Together to Support…

Mental health has always been a focus in my life, starting with my own struggles as an adolescent. As such,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First…

In December 2020, I took a Youth Mental Health First Aid class. This training teaches parents, teachers and other adults how to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Youth Mental Health
May 19, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: By Being Observant, You…

Being a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor fits perfectly with where I’m at personally and professionally. Working in the largest psychiatric hospital in Texas – with a staff of more than 900 – I see how many people really, truly…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 17, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: One County’s MHFA Experience

“I didn’t want to go to the [Mental Health First Aid] training, but I did. I never thought I would use any…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 14, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: You Can Be a…

Taking Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training, being a First Aider, has changed me. I’ve been with Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health (SYBH) for…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 12, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: teen Mental Health First…

How do you help someone who is struggling? How do you help them without making assumptions about what they are going through, and without making it worse?   These are…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Teen Mental Health
May 10, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Why I Teach Mental…

Brandon was an outgoing, fun-loving and enjoyable co-worker whose life ended abruptly after a night of heavy drinking. His death had a profound impact…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 7, 2021

Voices of Mental Health First Aid: Changing the End of…

As Executive Director of CASA for Kids of South Central Texas, I feel it is vital to continue to grow with our staff…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News
May 6, 2021

How to #BeTheDifference with MHFA this Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and especially after the events of the past 12-plus months, it’s crucial that we…

Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Month, News, Self-Care

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