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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
September 25, 2018

National Council Teams with Kate Spade New York for Mental…

National Council Teams with Kate Spade New York for Mental Health First Aid Training WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 25, 2018) –…

Press Releases
September 25, 2018

Dual Diagnosis Treatment Options for College Students

From living on your own to partying without a curfew, college offers a panoply of first-time experiences. There’s one “first,”…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Schools
September 18, 2018

Cutting the Stigma

Damien Johnson owns and operates Charlotte, N.C.’s No Grease Barber School and knows firsthand how mental illness impacts his clients. Johnson…

Depression, Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 14, 2018

What I Learned After I Lost Two Brothers to Suicide

A death by suicide is often met with a would’ve, could’ve or should’ve. If he would’ve told me, maybe I…

Guest Commentary, Men, News, Suicide
September 11, 2018

National Council for Behavioral Health Partners with Boys & Girls… Yes

The National Council for Behavioral Health is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to train local…

News, Youth Mental Health
September 10, 2018

10 Signs of Suicide

In June, designer Kate Spade’s and chef Anthony Bourdain’s suicides reminded us that suicide does not discriminate. It can impact…

News, Suicide
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

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