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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
April 6, 2018

Mental Health First Aid: Indian Lake’s Response to a Community…

This piece was originally published on the Ohio Department of Education’s Extra Credit Blog. Read it here. I’m going to…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
April 5, 2018

#BeTheDifference During National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, and we know that health includes mental health too. That’s why our #BeTheDifference topic of…

Be The Difference, Cultural Diversity, News
April 2, 2018

Puerto Rico’s Suicide Rate Continues to Rise

In the wake of Hurricane Maria – a true climate catastrophe – thousands upon thousands of residents of Puerto Rico…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, News, Suicide
March 29, 2018

Training Helps Successfully Manage Mental Health Crises

Here in St. Louis County, we’re very proud of this statistic: On average, our police officers have had to use…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
March 27, 2018

Celebrating the Strength of Women This Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, a month when women are especially celebrated for their strength, vigor and resilience. Coverage of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
March 22, 2018

Teens Help Their Peers Stay Healthy During Teen Health Week

Teen Health Week has gone global. Begun in Pennsylvania in 2016, the annual celebration of adolescent health and mental health…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
March 21, 2018

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray is Making a Difference in…

“Healing emotional pain is not as straightforward as rebuilding physical structures, or restoring cell service,” said Chirlane McCray, New York…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, News
March 19, 2018

How Technology is Transforming Police Response

When we think of police officers, our minds may jump to the physical tools resting on their toolbelts: tasers, handguns,…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety, Technology
March 16, 2018

How ‘Black Panther’ and Jay-Z Are Changing the Mental Health…

Imagine a world without racism, poverty or chronic illness. In that world, would the prevalence of mental illness look differently…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, News
March 13, 2018

What is the Relationship Between Food and Mood?

It is well known that unhealthy eating patterns can cause mood swings. Blood sugar fluctuations and nutritional imbalances are often…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News
March 9, 2018

A Mental Health App for the Black Community

This article was originally published on AfroPunk.com. Read the original piece here. We still have a serious issue in the black…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Technology
March 6, 2018

#BeTheDifference During National Criminal Justice Month

March is National Criminal Justice Month. When we think about mental health and the criminal justice system, we may conjure…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety

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