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March 6, 2018

#BeTheDifference During National Criminal Justice Month

March is National Criminal Justice Month. When we think about mental health and the criminal justice system, we may conjure…

Be The Difference, Criminal Justice, News, Public Safety
March 6, 2018

A Doctor’s Education in Opioid Addiction

With a brassy laugh and penchant for bringing her granddaughter to appointments, Ms. L had been a memorable patient for…

Be The Difference, Healthcare, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 27, 2018

A Gold Medal Stand Against Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are disturbingly pervasive among figure skaters, yet the skating community has long swept them under the rug. This…

Be The Difference, Eating Disorders, Men, News, Sports
February 22, 2018

Police Need More Mental Health Training

This piece was originally published on The Hill. Read the original article. Approximately 10 percent of police calls involve a person with…

Be The Difference, News, Public Safety
February 20, 2018

Lady Gaga’s Commitment to Mental Health Training Sets the Standard…

This article originally appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read the original article. Ethan Sergey Neubauer – known as Sergei –…

Be The Difference, Born This Way Foundation, News, Youth Mental Health
February 14, 2018

Stakeholders Unite: How to Spend Dollars to Curb the Opioid…

“We have to do something about it,” said President Trump in reference to the opioid epidemic during his State of…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic
February 7, 2018

#BeTheDifference This February: The Opioid Epidemic

We see it in the news every day: the death toll due to opioid overdose continues to climb. The national…

Be The Difference, News, Opioid Epidemic, Substance Use
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
February 2, 2018

Extending My Son’s Legacy With Mental Health First Aid

I am a mom and a suicide loss survivor. The tragic loss of my 26-year-old son, Jared Coffin, almost three…

Be The Difference, Guest Commentary, News, Suicide
January 30, 2018

Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Logan Paul

After facing multiple waves of criticism for uploading disturbing footage of a dead body found in Japan’s “suicide forest,” YouTube…

Be The Difference, News, Suicide
January 26, 2018

Polls Show Americans Understand the Opioid Crisis but Blame People…

There is good news and bad news in poll findings from the Kaiser Family Foundation and Washington Post’s investigation into…

Be The Difference, News, Substance Use
January 22, 2018

Rural Mental Health Is Lacking, but Mental Health First Aid…

Before he turned his farmhouse into an inn open only on holidays, Jim Hardy (played by Bing Crosby in the…

Be The Difference, News, Rural Communities
January 17, 2018

Facing a Mental Health Challenge? There’s a Resource for That

One in five Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and more than 20 million Americans ages 12…

Be The Difference, Depression, Eating Disorders, News, Substance Use, Suicide

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