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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
August 10, 2018

Every Eye Closed, Every Head Bowed

“If you see something, say something” became a popular slogan in the aftermath of 9/11; however, my eyes bore witness…

Guest Commentary, Schools, ThriveNYC, Youth Mental Health
August 10, 2018

With Mental Health First Aid There is Hope After Loss

Esther Ha was 21 when she died by suicide. She had been living with depression for years, something that, across…

Suicide, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Guest Commentary from Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York

I grew up in a home where quiet was abundant. My parents loved me and my siblings and they worked…

Guest Commentary, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Faith Communities are Saving Lives with Mental Health First Aid

Many faith communities are at the front lines of the fight for better mental health. A faith community – whether…

Faith Communities, ThriveNYC
August 9, 2018

Wildfires Impact Firefighters’ Mental Health: Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Fire/EMS, News
August 9, 2018

Wildfires Impact Firefighters’ Mental Health: Mental Health First Aid Can Help

Statement by Betsy Schwartz, Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives, National Council for Behavioral Health WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 9,…

Fire/EMS, News
August 8, 2018

5 Things to Know for Supporting a Loved One Living…

Your patience and understanding will make all the difference in your loved one’s bipolar disorder treatment and recovery—these tried and…

Bipolar Disorder, Guest Commentary, News
August 6, 2018

6 Ways to Support Your College Student’s Mental Health

College marks a new beginning in a child’s life – for many it’s the first tentative steps away from the…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 2, 2018

#BeTheDifference This Back-to-School Season

As a trained Mental Health First Aider, you know that mental illness and substance use disorders are prevalent. And that’s…

Be The Difference, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
August 1, 2018

5 Signs Your Teen May Be Asking for Help

Michaela is a high school sophomore. She’s a straight A student, excels as point guard on the girls’ basketball team,…

Be The Difference, News, Youth Mental Health
July 31, 2018

15 Activities for Your Summer Self-Care Checklist

Summer is a great time to think about self-care. With long sunny days and warmer weather, there are more opportunities…

Be The Difference, News, Self-Care
July 30, 2018

Starting the Conversation: Mental Health First Aid at Work

This piece was originally published on Linda’s Corner Office blog. Read it here. How we spend our days is, of course, how…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Workplace
July 25, 2018

Depression in Older Adults: How to Help

Our beloved America is in constant mourning over the many people who have lost their lives to suicide. From celebrity…

Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide

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