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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
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…

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

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