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July 2, 2018

5 Self-Help Strategies for Depression Yes

In 2016, an estimated 16.2 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode – 6.7…

Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
June 29, 2018

New York and Virginia Pave the Way with Mental Health…

For years, most states have mandated that schools provide physical health education. This year, New York and Virginia will be…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
June 27, 2018

The Difference a Conversation About Mental Health Can Make

Laura might have had an inkling that something was awry with her mother’s mental health, but at 12 years old,…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 25, 2018

10 Tips for Talking About Addiction

If you notice a friend or loved one experiencing a substance use challenge, you may want to help, but might…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 18, 2018

6 Ways to Improve Your Non-verbal Communication Skills

A lot can be said without words in a face-to-face conversation. Often, our non-verbal communication—our facial expressions, body posture, eye…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 11, 2018

5 Tips for Starting a Conversation About Mental Health

Unlike physical health challenges – like scrapes and cuts or the flu – mental illness often remains unseen. And because…

Be The Difference, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
June 4, 2018

The Awkward Conversation: How to Respond When Someone Tells You… Yes

“How are you?” Those three words have become a prescriptive question with a prescriptive answer in today’s society. When we’re…

Be The Difference, News
awkward-conversation
June 1, 2018

#BeTheDifference in June: The “Awkward” Conversation Yes

In January, Droga5, the Jed Foundation (JED), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Ad Council launched a viral…

Be The Difference, News
May 29, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Benefits Social Workers and Beyond

This post was adapted from an original article by The New Social Worker, Social Workers Learn From and Raise Awareness Through…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News
May 24, 2018

Eight Ways to Help a Friend with Depression

More than 16 million men and women in America – roughly 6.7 percent of the adult population – have had…

Be The Difference, Depression, Mental Health Month, News
May 22, 2018

His College Knew of his Depression — his Parents Didn’t

In December 2016, Graham Burton, a sophomore at Hamilton College in upstate New York, died by suicide. His parents, Gina…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
May 17, 2018

Anxiety: What to Know and Look For

When I think back to college, it was a time when my days were filled with classes, Friday night football…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, News

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