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two women talk across a kitchen table
February 21, 2023

How to Approach Someone Who May Have an Eating Disorder

Conversations around weight, food and physical appearance can be complicated and sensitive. This can make it challenging to talk to…

Eating Disorders, Mental Health Month, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
Black woman reads in bed with a cup of coffee
February 14, 2023

Practice Self-care as an Act of Kindness

It is easy to feel mentally exhausted in a world that demands so much our time, energy and focus. Many…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
MHFA Summit participants with ALGEE koala sculpture
February 2, 2023

5 Reasons Instructors Should Attend the 2023 Mental Health First… Yes

It’s one thing to hear or read online about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and feel a small flicker of…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
smiling teens lined up in front of a wall of blue lockers
January 25, 2023

Student Mental Health is Top Concern of School Board Members…

Media Contact Sophia Majlessi 202-621-1631 Board members indicate strong support for resources that help teens identify and respond to…

Press Releases
family and friends light sparklers together
December 27, 2022

How to Set and Keep Wellbeing Intentions in the New…

No matter who you are or what your background is, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care, Wellbeing
woman using an ipad in a room decorated for winter holidays
December 21, 2022

Managing Recovery and Substance Use Challenges During the Holidays

The onset of the holiday season conjures up images of families gathered together, big meals, cozy fires and lots of…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, recovery, Substance Use
four smiling colleagues walk down a sunlit staircase together
December 16, 2022

How Employers Can Support Staff Experiencing Seasonal Depression

As the seasons shift and daylight hours decrease, many people find their mood and energy levels affected. You may notice…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
smiling woman rests her hand on another's shoulder
December 1, 2022

Using ALGEE to Support Adults with Developmental Disabilities

As Mental Health First Aiders, knowing how and when to support someone who is experiencing a distressing situation is vital,…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid
smiling woman lying on bed and writing in journal
November 17, 2022

The Importance of Practicing Gratitude and Celebrating Small Victories

November is National Gratitude month, and the beginning of the season when many people may begin to think about what…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
distressed woman looks out the window
November 15, 2022

Three Ways to Process Grief

When someone we love dies, experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, guilt and sometimes even relief, is common and…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
closeup of American flag patch on army fatigues
November 9, 2022

Giving Reassurance to Veterans on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day, it is important to remember that not every service member experiences Veterans Day in the same way.…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
smiling older adult and her smiling caregiver walk down a hall together
November 2, 2022

Support Caregivers with Mental Health First Aid

November can be a time for s’mores, warm hoodies and crisp air. For me, it’s also a time to reflect,…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Older Adults, Self-Care

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