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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
April 5, 2019

How Much is Too Much?

A lot of people drink alcohol to help take the edge off after a long day. In fact, roughly 86.4…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
March 27, 2019

10 Things You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

“Of the almost 20 million individuals with a substance use disorder in 2017, more than 2 million qualified as having…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Choice?

Science has confirmed that addiction is a chronic brain disease that can happen to anyone. Despite this, there is still…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 20, 2019

5 Surprising Facts About Opioid Use

“The crisis is that we don’t understand the crisis, and because of that, countless lives have been lost,” said Rocco…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 14, 2019

Signs of Heroin Use: A Guide for Loved Ones

“It was really sad. She was just gone, and we didn’t know what to do.” Kelly Whaley lived in Monroe…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 11, 2019

From Heartbreak to Hope: A Family’s Journey Through Opioid Addiction

Our oldest child, Jamie, died of a fentanyl overdose two years ago at the age of 27. We miss him…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 6, 2019

How You Can Help Address the Opioid Epidemic Yes

Every day, 140 individuals in the United States die of a drug overdose, 91 of them specifically due to opioids.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 1, 2019

How Employers Can Help Manage Anxiety in the Workplace

“I don’t want my colleagues to think that I don’t like or care about my job. It’s literally perfect. I…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 27, 2019

10 Tips for Building a Resilient Workforce

“Routine stress, including job strain and long working hours, may contribute to serious health problems, including elevated risk for heart…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 25, 2019

Four Ways Employers Can Improve Mental Health in the Workplace

“One of my coworker’s students committed suicide last summer. When my coworker found out, she didn’t say anything. However, I…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 13, 2019

Why Workplace Wellness Is Important

“Employees who feel burnout at work often blame their workplace: Three in four employees say their jobs are very stressful…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
February 6, 2019

5 Surprising Mental Health Statistics

Mental health and substance use challenges can take many forms. There’s depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, addiction and the list goes on.…

Mental Health First Aid, News

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