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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
December 13, 2017

Reaching Across the Divide This Holiday Season

We are all so much together, but we are dying of loneliness –Albert Schweitzer It wouldn’t be the holidays without…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
December 12, 2017

The Unseen Victims of America’s Opioid Epidemic: Youth in Out-of-Home…

Being safe is about being seen and heard and allowed to be who you are and to speak your truth.…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
December 8, 2017

From Hero to Unemployment: PTSD After Pulse

Until four days ago, Cpl. Omar Delgado was lauded as a hero for being one of the first police officers…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
December 6, 2017

Holiday Self-Care Tips from the Mental Health First Aid Community

The holiday season can be a time filled with joy, love and family. But financial stress, busy social calendars and…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
December 4, 2017

During the Holidays, Remember It’s Not Selfish to Take Time…

When you think of the holiday season, what comes to mind? Is it symbols of jolliness and cheer, or depression…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
December 1, 2017

How To #BeTheDifference This December

For many, December marks the start of the holiday season. But the holidays don’t represent a season of joy for…

Be The Difference, Healthy Holidays, News
November 29, 2017

What Does “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Mean for Mental Health?

When I enlisted, it was not possible for openly transgender individuals to serve in the military. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 27, 2017

Mental Health Emergencies Happen. Learn How to Help. Yes

Millions of people every year take a CPR or first aid class to learn how to recognize and care for…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News
November 22, 2017

Wearing the Uniform, but Living in the Dark

No one said this job was going to be easy. But if you asked me five years into my career,…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Public Safety
November 20, 2017

Mental Health in Veteran and Rural Communities

Think that rural communities don’t face mental health challenges? Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe it’s because we are small,…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Veterans
November 17, 2017

Discovering Mental Health First Aid through Lady Gaga, Born This…

When John Martinez lost his partner in the June 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, he turned to music –…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
November 15, 2017

Turning Accessibility into Improved Care

It was about 8:45 p.m. on a slow weeknight in early 2011. We were ready to close the pharmacy down…

Guest Commentary, Healthcare, News

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