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Mental Health First Aid Blog

Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
May 13, 2014

Laws that may have averted Jan. 8 attack finally changed

The Arizona State Legislature passed a series of new mental health laws this session that went largely unheralded by the…

News
May 13, 2014

Fairfax offers mental health first aid

Fairfax County is offering courses teaching the basics identifying mental health warning signs and helping those who suffer from mental…

News, Youth Mental Health
May 12, 2014

Students, teachers trained to help those thinking of suicide

Parents are accustomed to dealing with cuts, broken bones and the physical wounds of childhood. But there is little preparation…

Youth Mental Health
May 9, 2014

Several House Committee Members Introduce Broad Behavioral Health Bill

Earlier this week, members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce – which oversees many policies related to mental…

News
May 9, 2014

‘Move for Mental Health’

For three years running Annapolis Royal has hosted the Annapolis County Defeat Depression walk/run/bike to raise funds for mental wellbeing…

Depression, News
May 9, 2014

Mental illness is indeed an illness

This is the second in a four-part series about individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are…

News
May 9, 2014

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Furthers Commitment to Mental Health…

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is hosting several events across the commonwealth…

News
May 8, 2014

Paramus Stigma-Free Zone Among Honorees at CarePlus Foundation’s Courage Awards…

The CarePlus Foundation is pleased to announce that the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone is among the honorees at the 16th annual…

News
May 7, 2014

Program aims to identify mental health issues in troops

If you saw a service member or veteran struggling with substance abuse, post-traumatic stress or depression, would you know how…

News, Veterans
May 4, 2014

The Day – Region set for more mental health services…

Beth Wilkinson became her dying father’s main caregiver at age 16, so she had to grow up fast. “I was…

News, Youth Mental Health
May 1, 2014

Webinar Summarizes Details of Mental Health First Aid RFA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released its Request for Applications (RFA) related to $15 million…

News
May 1, 2014

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate, and neither should you

Many people pay attention to their physical health, but total wellness involves eight basic dimensions: spiritual, financial, social, occupational, intellectual,…

News

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