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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
February 5, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We Do…

In my 10 years as a corrections officer, I have witnessed many changes – the biggest of which has been our…

Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

I am a mom and a suicide loss survivor. The tragic loss of my 26-year-old son, Jared Coffin, almost three…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
January 31, 2018

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Make You Better at Your Job?

This article originally appeared on manta.com. Read the original post here. These healthy habits can have a big impact on your…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
January 30, 2018

Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Logan Paul

After facing multiple waves of criticism for uploading disturbing footage of a dead body found in Japan’s “suicide forest,” YouTube…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
January 26, 2018

Polls Show Americans Understand the Opioid Crisis but Blame People…

There is good news and bad news in poll findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Washington Post’s investigation into…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
January 24, 2018

When Scrolling Through Social, Keep Your Mental Health in Mind

Instagram is now the second most popular social media platform, but it was ranked the worst for young people’s mental…

Depression, News, Technology
January 22, 2018

Rural Mental Health Is Lacking, but Mental Health First Aid…

Before he turned his farmhouse into an inn open only on holidays, Jim Hardy (played by Bing Crosby in the…

Be The Difference, News, Rural Communities
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

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