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a mother and young daughter face each other
March 7, 2023

How to Talk to Kids About Mental Health

Having a serious conversation about mental health with a young person can be challenging, to say the least. How do…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, The "Awkward" Conversation, Youth Mental Health
MHFA trainees gather holding stuffed ALGEE koala bears
February 27, 2023

MHFA Spotlight: kate spade new york

When Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joined forces with kate spade new york for a second time, hope took center…

COVID-19, Mental Health First Aid, News, Partnerships
three smiling colleagues chat by a stairwell
February 23, 2023

How Employers Can Create a Healthier Workforce in 2023

As rates of burnout and mental exhaustion hit record levels, improving mental wellbeing in the workplace is a major focus…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Resources, Workplace
two women talk across a kitchen table
February 21, 2023

How to Approach Someone Who May Have an Eating Disorder

Conversations around weight, food and physical appearance can be complicated and sensitive. This can make it challenging to talk to…

Eating Disorders, Mental Health Month, News, The "Awkward" Conversation
Black woman reads in bed with a cup of coffee
February 14, 2023

Practice Self-care as an Act of Kindness

It is easy to feel mentally exhausted in a world that demands so much our time, energy and focus. Many…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
MHFA Summit participants with ALGEE koala sculpture
February 2, 2023

5 Reasons Instructors Should Attend the 2023 Mental Health First… Yes

It’s one thing to hear or read online about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and feel a small flicker of…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid, News
smiling teens lined up in front of a wall of blue lockers
January 25, 2023

Student Mental Health Is Top Concern of School Board Members…

Media Contact Sophia Majlessi 202-621-1631 Board members indicate strong support for resources that help teens identify and respond to…

Press Releases
family and friends light sparklers together
December 27, 2022

How to Set and Keep Wellbeing Intentions in the New…

No matter who you are or what your background is, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, New Year's, News, Self-Care, Wellbeing
woman using an ipad in a room decorated for winter holidays
December 21, 2022

Managing Recovery and Substance Use Challenges During the Holidays

The onset of the holiday season conjures up images of families gathered together, big meals, cozy fires and lots of…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, recovery, Substance Use
four smiling colleagues walk down a sunlit staircase together
December 16, 2022

How Employers Can Support Staff Experiencing Seasonal Depression

As the seasons shift and daylight hours decrease, many people find their mood and energy levels affected. You may notice…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
smiling woman rests her hand on another's shoulder
December 1, 2022

Using ALGEE to Support Adults with Developmental Disabilities

As Mental Health First Aiders, knowing how and when to support someone who is experiencing a distressing situation is vital,…

Be The Difference, Mental Health First Aid
smiling woman lying on bed and writing in journal
November 17, 2022

The Importance of Practicing Gratitude and Celebrating Small Victories

November is National Gratitude month, and the beginning of the season when many people may begin to think about what…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, Self-Care