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February 8, 2022

How to Survive (and Thrive) This Valentine’s Day

Somewhere around the time the New Year’s Eve parties ended, retail displays transformed from winter wonderlands to Cupid’s playgrounds. But…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
January 24, 2022

Helping Your Friend Connect with a Trusted Adult

Being a teenager isn’t always simple, especially with the added complications of the COVID-19 pandemic – online school, changing physical…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health
January 18, 2022

How Protective Factors Can Promote Resilience

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 52.9 million people, or 21% of adults ages…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
January 4, 2022

Make Mental Wellbeing a Priority During COVID-19

It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on all of our lives. Keeping…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
December 27, 2021

Prepare for a Healthy New Year with Tips from Mental…

As 2021 comes to an end, you may be reflecting on the year that has passed and planning for the…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News
December 21, 2021

How to Support a Loved One in Recovery During the…

As you think about how to support loved ones this holiday season, make sure to give extra consideration to those…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
December 14, 2021

Loneliness: How to Cope During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here. For some, that means cherishing time with family and friends, but for many, especially those…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care
December 7, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me How to Take Care of My Own…

Everyone faces stressors in life, especially in high school. Things like forgetting to do a school assignment, being late for…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
November 29, 2021

Five Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health This…

We all feel stressed from time to time during the holiday season – there is pressure to attend social events,…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 22, 2021

Coping with an Eating Disorder During the Holidays

The holiday season is most often associated with traditions that may include traveling, spending time with family or friends, and…

Eating Disorders, Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
November 17, 2021

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Will Provide Free Mental…

Dozens of schools and youth-serving organizations throughout New Jersey will provide free teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) training to…

Born This Way Foundation, Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Teen Mental Health
November 16, 2021

Talking to Your Teen About Mental Health

As conversations around mental health become more common, it is increasingly important that we consider the mental health of everyone…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health, The "Awkward" Conversation

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