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August 2, 2018

#BeTheDifference This Back-to-School Season

As a trained Mental Health First Aider, you know that mental illness and substance use disorders are prevalent. And that’s…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 1, 2018

5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Michaela is a high school sophomore. She’s a straight A student, excels as point guard on the girls’ basketball team,…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
July 31, 2018

15 Activities for Your Summer Self-Care Checklist

Summer is a great time to think about self-care. With long sunny days and warmer weather, there are more opportunities…

Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
July 30, 2018

Starting the Conversation: Mental Health First Aid at Work

This piece was originally published on Linda’s Corner Office blog. Read it here. How we spend our days is, of course, how…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
July 25, 2018

Depression in Older Adults: How to Help

Our beloved America is in constant mourning over the many people who have lost their lives to suicide. From celebrity…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
July 23, 2018

4 Things to Know About Depression in Men

The Rock. Prince Harry. Logic. Ryan Reynolds. Michael Phelps. Kevin Love. Brandon Marshall. These famous men have courageously opened up about…

Be The Difference, Depression, Men, News
July 18, 2018

Understanding Depression: What It Is, Who Is at Risk and…

With an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States experiencing at least one major depressive episode in a given…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
July 16, 2018

4 Self-Care Tips for How to Deal with Anxiety Yes

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults each year.…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
July 6, 2018

#BeTheDifference in July: Summer Self-Care

Summer is a great time to focus in on your self-care routine. Getting outside, shopping for fresh fruits and veggies…

Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
July 2, 2018

5 Self-Help Strategies for Depression Yes

In 2016, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode – 6.7…

Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
June 29, 2018

New York and Virginia Pave the Way with Mental Health…

For years, most states have mandated that schools provide physical health education. This year, New York and Virginia will be…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 27, 2018

The Difference a Conversation About Mental Health Can Make

Laura might have had an inkling that something was awry with her mother’s mental health, but at 12 years old,…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation

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