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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
February 10, 2014

Binghamton Senators Power to the Purple Event Promotes Youth Mental…

Power to the Purple Night seeks to inspire conversations about youth mental health and promote mental well-being. Mental health isn’t always…

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February 9, 2014

More crisis intervention training for officers seen as key step

It’s a tale that has thrust Southeastern North Carolina in the national spotlight over the complicated relationship between the police…

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February 9, 2014

2013 ‘Year in Review’ for the mental health community

Access Press recently reviewed last year’s headlines for the disability community. There were also some very important changes to the mental…

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February 7, 2014

Algee-ometer: A State-by-State Count of First Aiders Trained

The map outlines the total number of people trained in Mental Health First Aid, by state, through December 2013. Figures…

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February 7, 2014

Steller: Dems target moderate GOP legislator Orr

Steele has worked with Orr on legislation such as a bill to fund mental-health first aid, and it’s useful for…

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February 5, 2014

Youth Mental Health First Aid course aims to help community…

Life as a teen can be hard. It’s even harder when dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction or mental health issues.…

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February 5, 2014

Mental health first aid starts to move

A plan to direct the Department of Children and Families to establish a mental health first aid training program unanimously…

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February 5, 2014

Bill Backs Mental Health ‘First Aid’

A bill aimed at forestalling school shootings by teaching adults to detect disturbed teenagers and intervene before it’s too late…

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January 31, 2014

Community Counseling Centers of Chicago Wins National Mental Health First…

Illinois mental health agency Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) recently won the Mental Health First Aid Community Impact Award.

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January 29, 2014

Oklahoma School Security Institute expands training

Working closely with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma School Security Institute has selected…

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January 28, 2014

Genesee Health System focuses on mental health with free training

FLINT, MI – How do you approach someone thought to be struggling with a mental illness? What are the right…

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January 25, 2014

Effort aims to educate public about mental health

When someone is having a heart attack or choking, most people know what to do. When someone is having a…

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