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teen folding her arms across her chest
teen folding her arms across her chest
July 26, 2022

Consider Culture When Communicating with Young People

According to the Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) curriculum, culture shapes people’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviors when it comes…

Be The Difference, Cultural Diversity, Health Disparities, Mental Health First Aid, Youth Mental Health
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
policy makers on the steps of a courthouse
July 22, 2022

Mental Health First Aid Partnership Spotlight: National Association of Counties

In June, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing announced a new partnership with the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Workplace
PHD students chatting in a library
PHD students chatting in a library
July 19, 2022

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Announces 2022 Mental Health First…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2022 Contact Sophia Majlessi SophiaM@TheNationalCouncil.org 202-621-1631 One-time $5,000 awards support research to improve training and…

Mental Health First Aid, Press Releases
Coworker putting hand on another coworker's back
Coworker putting hand on another coworker's back
July 12, 2022

Why Employee Mental Health Should be Part of Your Diversity,…

Many organizations are prioritizing the implementation of effective diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) strategies to better support employees of…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, Workplace
Women of different backgrounds smiling
Women of different backgrounds smiling
July 6, 2022

Incorporating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging into Mental Health First…

Historically marginalized communities, such as communities of color, face disproportionate challenges around access to and quality of mental health and…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health
June 27, 2022

Trauma and PTSD: What Are They and How Can I…

Trauma and PTSD: What Are They and How Can I Help? *If you feel you or someone you know is…

PTSD, Trauma
people doing yoga outside
people doing yoga outside
June 21, 2022

Prioritizing Mental Wellbeing in the Summer

After what feels like an eternity of stay-at-home orders and roped off public spaces, a somewhat “normal” summer is a…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
Young women applying to be MHFA Ambassador
Young women applying to be MHFA Ambassador
June 13, 2022

Ignite Awareness: How to Be a Mental Health First Aid…

It’s no secret that there is an unprecedented mental health crisis in the U.S. However, there is something we can…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid
A father talking to his daughter
A father talking to his daughter
June 6, 2022

How Mental Health Challenges Can Manifest in Youth

*If your child does or says anything that indicates they have a desire to hurt themselves or others, take them…

Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Teen Mental Health
teens smiling and talking in a group
teens smiling and talking in a group
May 31, 2022

How to Talk to Your Teen About Tobacco Use

Tobacco use has often been portrayed as harmless, something the “cool” kids do, especially in popular TV shows aimed at…

Mental Health Month, Substance Use, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
a veteran in a wheelchair hugging their children
May 27, 2022

Supporting Veterans and Service Members on Memorial Day

Throughout my Army career, I carried a piece of paper folded in the breast pocket of my uniform with a…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Month, News, Self-Care, Veterans
Derrick Sanders in front of a police vehicle
Derrick Sanders in front of a police vehicle
May 25, 2022

Mental Health First Aid is the Invisible Tool We All…

Deputy sheriff. Army veteran. Crisis intervention specialist. Hostage negotiator. These titles paint a picture of the multitude of trainings I’ve…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Month, Public Safety

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