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August 30, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me to Take Care of My Mental Health…

In my sophomore year at Bellows Free Academy High School (St. Albans, Vermont), I attended a small conference at nearby…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Sports, Teen Mental Health
August 23, 2021

Practicing Empathy as a Mental Health First Aider

Everyone has a “mental health toolkit” that helps them through good and bad times. It might contain self-care strategies, coping…

Mental Health First Aid, News
August 20, 2021

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Announces First Annual Mental…

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing announces the award of $5,000 grants to four outstanding doctoral candidates who will expand…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases
August 16, 2021

Back to School: Five Ways to Support Your Children

Your children may be excited to return to school after a long summer – or even a year of online…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 9, 2021

How to Help a Friend Online

It can be hard (or nearly impossible) for some of us to imagine not having our smartphone in our hands…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Technology, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
August 3, 2021

Coping with Back-to-School Anxiety During COVID-19

There is no doubt that the last year and half has been difficult, and the COVID-19 pandemic changed what many…

Anxiety, COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Self-Care...
July 27, 2021

How Breathing Can Help Reduce Stress

We have all been there before: a long day of work or school or just life where things pile up…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
July 19, 2021

Supporting Minority Mental Health in the Workplace

Directly or indirectly, mental health and substance use challenges affect everyone. But for many people in communities of color, the…

Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News, Workplace
July 15, 2021

Mental Health First Aid USA Expands Network of Instructors in…

A $148,000 contribution from Kaiser Permanente and iHeartMedia increases access to MHFA trainings in diverse communities with a need for…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases
July 13, 2021

Five Ways to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as a…

Interacting and working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds is commonplace today, and we are presented with new experiences…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
July 6, 2021

The Impact of COVID-19 on Minority Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us in a variety of ways – everything from our social lives to our mental…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, Minority Health, News
June 28, 2021

Two Types of Self-care and How They Can Positively Impact…

We talk a lot about the benefits of self-care. It’s good for physical health and mental health, and it makes…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care

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