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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
November 7, 2019

Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

“So many men and women who served our country did so much more than me and were in so much…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Veterans
October 23, 2019

YMHFA is the Most Powerful Course Ever

Often, people suffer in silence rather than admit they are struggling and need help. And too often, people turn their…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
October 22, 2019

Understanding Postpartum Depression

“I knew the birth of my children would change me as a person, but I had no idea it would…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 17, 2019

Where to Get Help: Effective Treatments for Depression

It can be hard to admit you’re not OK and ask for help. But, help and support are available around…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 15, 2019

How to Talk to Someone About Suicide

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 911, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
October 8, 2019

What to Look For: Signs and Symptoms of Depression

“Everybody has bad days, but depression can make every day a bad day. I would spend days on end in…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 3, 2019

The Difference Between Feeling Sad and Having Depression

We all feel sad or blue when bad things happen. The loss of a loved one, a breakup or just…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 26, 2019

Why Are We Afraid of Mental Health?

Eventually we have to ask ourselves, “Why are we afraid of mental health?” As my high school experience came to…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 26, 2019

teen Mental Health First Aid Taught Me How to Save…

I wanted to help them. I wanted to say something. But, what could I do? What could I say? When…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 24, 2019

How To Ask An Adult For Help Yes

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 9-1-1, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health, The "Awkward" Conversation
September 24, 2019

Five Ways to Manage Your Back-to-School Mental Health Yes

Getting good grades. College and job applications. Extra-curricular activities. The list goes on. High school students face pressure every day…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
September 23, 2019

Why Peer-to-Peer Support is Important Yes

“Regardless of how happy, smart or popular someone seems on the outside, everyone is fighting battles we have no idea…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health

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