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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
March 6, 2018

A Doctor’s Education in Opioid Addiction

With a brassy laugh and penchant for bringing her granddaughter to appointments, Ms. L had been a memorable patient for…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 28, 2018

Depression and Addiction: Understanding Dual Diagnoses

Over 7.9 million people in the U.S. have a dual diagnosis according to a 2014 study by the National Alliance…

Depression, Guest Commentary, News, Substance Use
February 27, 2018

A Gold Medal Stand Against Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are disturbingly pervasive among figure skaters, yet the skating community has long swept them under the rug. This…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, Men, News, Sports
February 22, 2018

Police Need More Mental Health Training

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Read the original article. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
February 20, 2018

Lady Gaga’s Commitment to Mental Health Training Sets the Standard…

This article originally appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the original article. Ethan Sergey Neubauer – known as Sergei –…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
February 16, 2018

Why Employers Need to Talk About Mental Health

Forty million individuals in the U.S. have a mental illness or condition according to Mental Health America’s 2017 data. That’s…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
February 14, 2018

Stakeholders Unite: How to Spend Dollars to Curb the Opioid…

“We have to do something about it,” said President Trump in reference to the opioid epidemic during his State of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic
February 12, 2018

The Cost of Ignoring Our Doctors’ Mental Health

Five years ago, family physician Pamela Wible began compiling a list of doctors who have completed suicide. Since then, she…

Healthcare, News, Suicide, Workplace
February 7, 2018

#BeTheDifference This February: The Opioid Epidemic

We see it in the news every day: the death toll due to opioid overdose continues to climb. The national…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 5, 2018

Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We Do…

In my 10 years as a corrections officer, I have witnessed many changes – the biggest of which has been our…

Criminal Justice, Guest Commentary, News
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

I am a mom and a suicide loss survivor. The tragic loss of my 26-year-old son, Jared Coffin, almost three…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
January 31, 2018

Can a Healthy Lifestyle Make You Better at Your Job?

This article originally appeared on manta.com. Read the original post here. These healthy habits can have a big impact on your…

Guest Commentary, News, Workplace

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