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January 17, 2018

Facing a Mental Health Challenge? There’s a Resource for That

One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and more than 20 million Americans ages 12…

Be The Difference, Depression, Eating Disorders, News, Substance Use, Suicide
January 12, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Encourages Employees to Take Better Care…

Mental health challenges don’t go away at work and stressful work environments can exacerbate existing problems. Bloomberg recently reported that…

Be The Difference, News, Workplace
January 11, 2018

Healthy Ways to Improve Your Mental Well-Being in 2018

Now that we’ve rung in 2018, it’s time to say goodbye to negativity from the previous year and refocus on…

Be The Difference, New Year's, News
January 8, 2018

Live, Live: Small Reasons to Survive in 2018

In 2017, I ditched the resolutions, which was a wise move. Here I quote myself, from less than a year…

Guest Commentary, New Year's, News
January 4, 2018

#BeTheDifference: Mental Health in the New Year

The new year marks a fresh start for many, including setting goals for the upcoming year. While resolutions often center…

Be The Difference, New Year's, News
January 3, 2018

This Former NFL Quarterback is Tackling Mental Health Off the…

You may think jumping out of a car traveling 75 miles-per-hour would be a good reason for someone to seek…

Be The Difference, Men, News, Sports, Suicide
December 29, 2017

LGBQ Youth Face High Risk of Suicide

LGBQ adolescents are far more likely to plan or attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts, according to 2015 survey from…

News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
December 27, 2017

Offering Hope by Knowing How to Help

Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone. —    Crisis Text Line user Americans tap, swipe or click their…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
December 22, 2017

This is Opioid Addiction

“They just wanted to stop hurting.” — Jennifer Tafoya, whose 19-year-old stepdaughter, Dominique, died from an opioid overdose They ranged…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
December 18, 2017

Mental Illness Leads to More High School Dropouts

Older teens living with depression are twice as likely to drop out of high school than their peers without depression,…

News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
December 15, 2017

Feeling SAD? It Could be Seasonal Affective Disorder

Have you or anyone you know experienced depression that coincided with the changing of seasons? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), more…

Be The Difference, Depression, Healthy Holidays, News

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