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April 14, 2020

Coming Soon: Virtual Option for Mental Health First Aid

Thank you for continuing to be a champion for Mental Health First Aid! More than 2.5 million people are better…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology
April 14, 2020

Self-Care Tips for Health Care Workers

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

Healthcare, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 20, 2020

How to Support a Loved One Going Through a Tough…

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

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
March 20, 2020

How to Help Someone with Anxiety or Depression During COVID-19

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

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 20, 2020

How Do I Know Someone is Experiencing Anxiety or Depression?

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

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health Month, News
March 20, 2020

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing

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

Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 16, 2020

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: What to Know and Look For

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
March 5, 2020

Suicide vs. Self-Injury: Knowing the Difference and How to Get…

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide
March 2, 2020

The Role of MHFA in Catastrophic Events: Lessons Learned in…

Natural disasters affect lives and property in many ways, devastating communities through a chain of catastrophic sequences affecting social and…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News
February 26, 2020

How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder

For up to 30 million people in the United States, thoughts and emotions related to body image are distorted and…

Eating Disorders, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health
February 25, 2020

Study Shows Social Media May Play a Role in Eating…

“Young adolescence is a time of both peer influences and appearance being very important, so it’s not hard to see…

Eating Disorders, Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology, Teen Mental Health
February 19, 2020

5 Questions to Ask Someone Who Might Have an Eating…

It can be hard to recognize if someone has an eating disorder. They can be underweight, overweight or even normal…

Eating Disorders, Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation

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