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candle vigil
November 9, 2023

Ways to Honor Someone You’ve Lost

Losing someone you love is never easy. The loss can take a toll on a person’s mental wellbeing as grief…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
young man sitting on a couch talking to a counselor
November 3, 2023

How to Build Resilience When You Have PTSD

According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about 6% of people have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But PTSD…

Mental Health First Aid, News, PTSD, Trauma, Veterans
five smiling women stand together arm in arm
October 30, 2023

What Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer

The American Cancer Society uses the term “survivor” to refer to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, no matter…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Health Care, Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation...
two teen boys reading books and talking on a sidewalk
October 26, 2023

Give Teens Permission to Talk About Mental Health

I first heard about teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) late summer of 2018. The National Council had introduced a…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
indigenous mother and daughter reading together in a courtyard
October 17, 2023

Mental Wellness Empowers Tribal Communities and Indigenous Peoples

Adolescence is a powerful time when individuals are discovering their identities. A recent study found that Indigenous youth were likely…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Youth Mental Health
dad and two young kids dance around the living room
October 10, 2023

10 Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day 2023

It’s World Mental Health Day! Each year, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joins the World Health Organization to raise awareness…

Mental Health First Aid, World Mental Health Day
various smiling adults sit at a conference table
October 6, 2023

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes New Group of Experts…

Media Contact Irene Tung 771-215-5853 Washington, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2023) — The National Council for Mental Wellbeing today announced…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases
four smiling young women sit at a cafe table
October 4, 2023

Leaning Into New Routines by Welcoming Seasons of Change

Life has a rhythm. Some seasons are busier than others, some are quieter and more predictable. Workloads ebb and flow.…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
two corrections officers stand in front of a jail cell
September 27, 2023

“Toughing It Out” Doesn’t Work for Corrections Professionals

With 14 years of experience in the corrections industry, plus family in the field, Kristen Thompson has a bead on…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
retail worker in a clothing store
September 26, 2023

Q&A with Zana Busby: Why Retailers Need to Invest in…

Mental Health First Aid USA only offers trainings to employees based in the United States at this time. Working in…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
smiling employees at work
September 25, 2023

Create Healthier and More Engaged Employees with Mental Health First…

Do your employees know what to do or say if a coworker seems to be struggling with mental health challenges?…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
smiling teacher with students working at computers behind her
September 14, 2023

Equipping Adults with the Skills to Support Students in Need

Being part of this has been awesome. As a trainer, I get to help people really see the importance of…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health