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May 28, 2020

Talking to Your Kids About COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted millions of families across the country. Many of us are now working from home, with our children…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Youth Mental Health
May 26, 2020

Tips to Help Children and Youth Take Care of Their…

COVID-19 is impacting everyone in different ways. Children and youth may not be going to school or daycare, can’t see…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Youth Mental Health
May 21, 2020

How We Can Use Our MHFA Training During COVID-19

“This is an unusual time.” “This is an uncertain time.” “We are living in unprecedented times.” I never anticipated hearing…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 20, 2020

Five Ways to Protect Your Mental Health With MHFA

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 15, 2020

The Importance of Maintaining a Routine While at Home

Having a routine can make you feel more grounded and prepared for the day ahead. “Carrying out routine activities reduces…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
May 11, 2020

Supporting Our First Responders, Inmates, and Communities with MHFA During…

What do we do when our world is turned upside down? During a pandemic, when the playbook is being written…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
May 11, 2020

Staying Mentally Healthy During COVID-19: Tips for Police Officers

Police officers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, faced with enforcing the law while potentially confronting the coronavirus.…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety, Self-Care
May 6, 2020

How to Support Caregivers While Physical Distancing

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
April 24, 2020

Supporting Friends During COVID-19

It’s hard not to see your friends at school or on weekends because of physical distancing. However, you can still…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Teen Mental Health
April 23, 2020

How I’m Using MHFA to Help My Community During COVID-19

On March 10, I stood in a classroom teaching Mental Health First Aid. I was three hours away from the…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology
April 21, 2020

Tips to Help Teens Cope During COVID-19

When our world changes quickly and suddenly because of things like COVID-19, it is common to experience changes in our…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Teen Mental Health
April 20, 2020

Three Ways You Can Use Technology to Stay Connected While…

Practicing physical distancing can be hard. As we spend less time interacting with others, it becomes more likely that we…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology

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