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October 25, 2021

How to Help a Friend Who Is Being Bullied

Bullying is not an unfamiliar concept, especially for nearly 20 percent of students aged 12-18. According to the Mental Health…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Teen Mental Health, Youth Mental Health
October 19, 2021

Five Tips to Turn Around a Stressful Day

It’s impossible to avoid stress. Whether it’s impending deadlines for school or work, a packed to-do list or an argument…

Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
October 12, 2021

Bipolar Disorder: Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Bipolar disorder has gained its share of notoriety, being  featured in TV shows, movies and books; but in some cases,…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News
October 6, 2021

Pledge to Move Forward Together on World Mental Health Day…

With World Mental Health Day 2021 fast approaching on October 10, pause, breathe, and ask yourself: How am I doing?…

Mental Health First Aid, News
September 28, 2021

Self-care: Where Do I Start?

While it can feel fulfilling to support your loved ones if they are experiencing a mental health or substance use…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
September 21, 2021

Post-COVID-19 Trauma and How MHFA Can Help

COVID-19 continues to take its toll on a global scale, affecting everything from jobs to schooling and to our mental…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News
September 14, 2021

The Four Dimensions of Recovery and How You Can Support…

Addiction is complicated, and recovery from it is a challenge that millions of people in the United States face every…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Substance Use
September 8, 2021

National Council for Mental Wellbeing Poll Finds Youth Mental Health…

A majority of parents say their children’s mental wellbeing worsened during the past year and a half because of remote…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases, Teen Mental Health
September 7, 2021

Youth Suicide: How to Help with Mental Health First Aid

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll – especially on our youth. Emerging data suggests that depression and suicide…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Suicide, Youth Mental Health
August 30, 2021

tMHFA Taught Me to Take Care of My Mental Health…

In my sophomore year at Bellows Free Academy High School (St. Albans, Vermont), I attended a small conference at nearby…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Sports, Teen Mental Health
August 23, 2021

Practicing Empathy as a Mental Health First Aider

Everyone has a “mental health toolkit” that helps them through good and bad times. It might contain self-care strategies, coping…

Mental Health First Aid, News
August 20, 2021

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing Announces First Annual Mental…

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing announces the award of $5,000 grants to four outstanding doctoral candidates who will expand…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Press Releases

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