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August 14, 2023

Dismantling Mental Health Stigma in Public Safety

A staggering 90% of police officers surveyed reported stigma as a barrier to seeking mental health help. Some of that…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Public Safety
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August 11, 2023

Youth MHFA Helping Address National Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our nation has a youth mental health crisis. One in six youth and adolescents will experience a mental health condition…

Mental Health First Aid, Schools, Youth Mental Health
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July 26, 2023

5 Tips to Help Manage Recovery During Summer

When you have substance use challenges, navigating summertime social gatherings can be difficult. It can be hard to strike the…

Mental Health First Aid, recovery, Self-Care, Substance Use, Wellbeing
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July 20, 2023

Make Life Better for Older Adults with Mental Health Challenges

Older Adults experience mental health challenges about the same rate as the general public. According to the Massachusetts Association for…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Older Adults
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July 19, 2023

Research Shows: Mental Health First Aid Works

More than 3 million people have been trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). That is cause for celebration! Of…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Research
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July 13, 2023

Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Rural Communities

The challenges people who live in rural communities are vastly different than those who live in urban areas. What is…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, Rural Communities
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July 5, 2023

How to Ward Off the Sunday Scaries

It can feel like a pit in your stomach. Or maybe it makes your heart flutter. Sometimes, it can escalate…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Wellbeing, Workplace
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June 21, 2023

Offer Support to Military, Veterans and Their Families with MHFA

Anthony Campbell admits he used to be a “yeller.” Whether it was the way he was raised or his military…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, PTSD, Veterans
young black male firefighter stands in front of a firetruck
June 14, 2023

To the Fire/EMS Community: Help and Hope Are There

On the East Coast, the place where firefighters reside is called a firehouse. On the West Coast, it’s called a…

Be The Difference, Fire/EMS, Mental Health First Aid
workers on the line at Trident Seafoods
May 25, 2023

MHFA Spotlight: Trident Seafoods Corporation

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Trident Seafoods is the largest vertically integrated seafood harvesting company in North America. Trident…

COVID-19, Mental Health Awareness Month, Wellbeing, Workplace
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May 17, 2023

Bringing Mental Health Awareness to Teens in Rural Communities

I always thought I knew the best way to have a conversation with people. I have three kids, so I…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
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May 12, 2023

Take Your Own Advice: A MHFA National Trainer’s Lived Experience

I started my mental health journey when I was hired at a Centerstone of Illinois clinic as a residential support…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health Awareness Month, Mental Health First Aid, News