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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
October 12, 2017

Mental Health First Aid in the Orland Park Police Department

In March 2016, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) launched the One Mind Campaign in response to the…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
October 10, 2017

Good Health Is Good Business: World Mental Health Day 2017

“The health of business depends on the health of workers.” –– Maria P. Neira, Director, WHO Department of Public Health…

Be The Difference, News, Workplace
October 5, 2017

GirlTrek to Bring Mental Health First Aid to College Campuses…

Nearly half of students across college campuses report having a diagnosable psychiatric disorder every year, while one-third have seriously considered…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools
October 4, 2017

Mental Health Amid Mass Shootings: Las Vegas

The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place on the night of October 1, 2017, the most recent…

Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
October 3, 2017

Why Mental Health Training is So Important for Law Enforcement

Charleena Lyles. Alfred Olango. James Hall. These are only three out of the countless people with mental illness who have…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
October 2, 2017

How to #BeTheDifference in October

Last October, the International Association of Chiefs of Police launched the One Mind Campaign, which focuses on improving relationships between police and the…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
September 29, 2017

Continue to Be a Lifeline as Suicide Prevention Month Comes…

Hilda Marie’s worst nightmare was unfolding right before her eyes. Teetering at the edge of the platform was a woman…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
September 27, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Earns Recognition Alongside Google and KPMG

News, Press Releases
September 27, 2017

Mental Health First Aid Earns Recognition Alongside Google and KPMG

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2017) – Mental Health First Aid USA recently announced they have been awarded a coveted Brandon Hall…

News, Press Releases
September 26, 2017

Fostering a Mental Health Ministry Yes

I immediately saw the need when I heard about Mental Health First Aid from a church member. As a pastor,…

Be The Difference, Faith Communities, Guest Commentary, News
September 21, 2017

ALGEE In Action: Helping a Friend In Need

I never expected to put the things I learned from Mental Health First Aid to use so soon. As a…

Anxiety, Be The Difference, Depression, Guest Commentary, News
September 19, 2017

Even Teachers Need To Be Taught

Teachers today are called upon to do much more than just teach their area of expertise, whether its math or…

Guest Commentary, News, Schools, Youth Mental Health
September 15, 2017

The Mental Health Impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

When natural disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma strike, the number one priority is physical safety. But after the initial…

Be The Difference, News

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