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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
September 8, 2018

How to Help Someone with Depression

Your boyfriend or girlfriend breaks up with you. Your beloved pet dies. Your hoped-for promotion at work falls through. We…

Be The Difference, Depression, News
September 6, 2018

One Man’s Story of Incarceration to Healing and Addiction to…

Hi, my name is Ramon Cruz and I am a person in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.…

Guest Commentary, Men, Minority Health, News, Substance Use
September 4, 2018

How You Can #BeTheDifference in National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month and Mental Health First Aid can be the first step on the road to recovery.…

Be The Difference, News
August 31, 2018

What Comes Next? How To Find the Right Therapist

Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to understand, recognize and respond to people who may be experiencing a mental…

News, Self-Care
August 28, 2018

The Many Faces of Mental Illness

The face of mental illness can be deceptive, hidden behind big smiles, wide eyes and exuberant expressions forced into place…

Anxiety, Men, News, Suicide
August 22, 2018

28 Signs of Eating Disorders in Young People

An eating disorder is a serious mental health issue that can severely impact a young person’s health and can threaten…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, News, Youth Mental Health
August 20, 2018

3 Self-Care Tips to Cope With A Culture of Violence

Just a year ago, shocking images of the racially-charged riots in Charlottesville dominated the airwaves. Now, in Chicago, citizens have…

Be The Difference, Minority Health, News, Self-Care
August 16, 2018

4 Tools to Boost Your Mental Health at School

It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 14, 2018

Grad Students and Their Mental Health

“It’s probably not a big deal. I’m probably overreacting,” thought Sara, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, when…

Be The Difference, News, Schools
August 10, 2018

Mental Health First Aid In New York City’s Muslim Community

“Hello, I am the protective factor,” was the unorthodox greeting I recently received following congregational prayer in my local mosque.…

Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 10, 2018

Teachers are Making a Difference in Student Health with Mental…

Mental health is an issue that touches teachers and school administrators in their work across the country. ThriveNYC has teamed…

Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 10, 2018

New York’s Department of Homeless Services is Changing the City’s…

More than 60,000 people in New York city are homeless. That statistic includes more than 15,000 families and 22,000 children…


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