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Woman breathing calmly in front of a lake
April 12, 2022

Use Person-First Language to Reduce Stigma

For millennia, people living with mental health and substance use challenges were imprisoned, tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment. Our…

Mental Health First Aid, News
April 7, 2022

Alcohol Use Disorder is Not a Choice: Understanding and Supporting…

Many of us may be familiar with the phrase, “Hindsight is 20/20.” I know I am. I routinely wish I…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, Substance Use
March 29, 2022

Bipolar Disorder: How to Help with Mental Health First Aid

You know that feeling when everything is going great, and suddenly you realize you’re 10 minutes late for an appointment,…

Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health First Aid, News
March 22, 2022

Protecting Your Mental Wellbeing as the Seasons Change

The moment many of us have been eagerly awaiting – the start of Spring — has finally arrived! Did you…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Workplace
March 14, 2022

How and Why to Practice Self-care

With mental health challenges on the increase– rates of depression alone have tripled during the COVID-19 pandemic — it’s possible…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
March 9, 2022

Empowering Women’s Wellbeing: in Partnership with the kate spade new…

In honor of Women’s History Month, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is sharing expert insight from National Trainer Jen Cox…

Be The Difference, Health Disparities, Mental Health First Aid, Partnerships, Women, Workplace
March 4, 2022

On Employee Appreciation Day 2022, Focus on Mental Health

More than 33 million U.S. workers have quit their jobs since Spring 2021, and this wave, dubbed the “Great Resignation,”…

Guest Commentary, Mental Health First Aid, News, Workplace
March 2, 2022

Taking Care of Yourself and Others When It’s All Bad…

If you or someone you care about feels overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or like you want…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care, Technology
February 22, 2022

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Understand and Overcome It

Many people go through periods where their moods are impacted by the changing of the seasons. Feeling ‘down’ in the…

Depression, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
February 14, 2022

Black Mental Health Matters: A Resource Guide

“Black History Month is typically a time of reflection. A time to acknowledge the challenges and celebrate the triumphs. Yet,…

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health First Aid, News
February 8, 2022

How to Survive (and Thrive) This Valentine’s Day

Somewhere around the time the New Year’s Eve parties ended, retail displays transformed from winter wonderlands to Cupid’s playgrounds. But…

Healthy Holidays, Mental Health First Aid, News, Self-Care
January 24, 2022

Helping Your Friend Connect with a Trusted Adult

Being a teenager isn’t always simple, especially with the added complications of the COVID-19 pandemic – online school, changing physical…

Mental Health First Aid, News, Schools, Teen Mental Health

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