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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
February 26, 2014

Learning Mental Health First Aid

People from service organizations, churches and others just wanting to learn more got a lesson in mental health CPR. The…

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February 21, 2014

Early intervention and education are key to combating mental illness

Mental illness affects each individual differently. Some self-mutilate. Some abuse drugs. Some consider suicide. Some die from their illness to…

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February 21, 2014

Educators Learn To Detect Mental Illness In Students

From Columbine to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the gunmen behind America’s worst school shootings have all had serious mental health…

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February 20, 2014

What works to reduce gun violence?

Gun violence is clearly a national crisis. Horrific instances of mass violence get the most attention, but instances of single-shootings…

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February 19, 2014

Champaign Agency to Offer Mental Health Workshop

A mental health agency in Champaign is working to reduce the stigma around mental illness, which it says affects about…

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February 19, 2014

Dispelling the stigma and myths about mental illness

Chances are you know someone with mental illness. It could be a friend, family member, neighbor or acquaintance. Studies show…

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February 18, 2014

“Mental Health First Aid” On Its Way

Senator Eleanor Sobel, (D – Hollywood), is on a mission: ensuring that people can identify the signs of mental illness…

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February 14, 2014

School safety: It takes a team

In March, campus security will be the first district staff members to undergo training in “Mental Health First Aid,” a…

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February 14, 2014

Virginia General Assembly focused on mental health — FairfaxTimes.com

Mental health again was a hot topic in this year’s General Assembly session following an incident involving a state senator’s…

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February 13, 2014

Linden Oaks President Gina Sharp earns prestigious healthcare honor

Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF), the largest independent chapter of the American College of Health Executives (ACHE), has named Gina…

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February 13, 2014

Mental Health First Aid Discourages Gun Violence

Mental health first aid discourages gun violence, as it helps lay people identify mental illness in those persons that might…

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February 12, 2014

Establishing a Mental Health First Aid Program

Lawmakers are once again trying to establish a training program that would help teachers identify the signs of mental illness.…

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