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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
April 20, 2014

Woodson parents: Help teens with stress

In the aftermath of a series of student suicides at W.T. Woodson High School, parents are urging Fairfax County schools…

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April 18, 2014

Experts discuss protecting kids from dangers in Digital Age

Before giving their children their own cellphones, access to the Internet and video games, parents should develop a media plan,…

News, Youth Mental Health
April 17, 2014

Funding Opportunity Announced for Mental Health First Aid / Project…

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration has published two new funding opportunity announcements related to the Project AWARE and…

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April 17, 2014

A new tool in schools’ mental health tool box

Using Crayola markers set on each round table, small groups of adults from the Greeley area — school outreach workers,…

News, Youth Mental Health
April 17, 2014

Educators gain experience with mental health

Educators and juvenile probation officers recently spent a day learning about mental health to better assist young people. For the…

News, Youth Mental Health
April 17, 2014

Gabrielle Giffords: I am Looking to a Safer Future

Today, I am also alarmed by the lack of focus on the recent tragedies at Fort Hood and centers of…

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April 15, 2014

Rep. Ron Barber Finally Opens Up About Tucson Shooting

When shots rang out on April 2 at the Fort Hood military post in Texas, Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., couldn’t…

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April 4, 2014

Shooting raises awareness about mental health first aid training

Health experts with Optum Idaho are traveling the state helping people from many different backgrounds learn more about mental illness.…

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April 1, 2014

National Council Applauds Passage of Historic Excellence in Mental Health…

The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that included $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act. The…

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April 1, 2014

Summit aims to eliminate Black mental health stigma

A free two-day summit aims to help shatter the stigma associated with mental and behavioral wellness. Summit attendees will have…

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April 1, 2014

Mall Tragedy Underscores Errors of Mental Health Stigma

It’s been about two months since Columbia experienced the sadness and loss of random public violence. In that attack, 19-year-old…

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March 28, 2014

School safety task force gathers in New Bern

The Governor’s Task Force on Safer Schools met Thursday at the North Carolina History Center in New Bern to discuss…

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