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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
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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February 12, 2014

A first step in addressing the mental health aspect of…

When the omnibus spending bill was signed into law by the president, most of the attention was – quite understandably…

News, Youth Mental Health
February 12, 2014

FY2014 funding for SAMHSA expands vital mental health services –…

As a result of the Fiscal Year 2014 “Consolidated Appropriations Act” (P.L. 113-76), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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February 11, 2014

Thank you, Sen. Begich, for fighting for mental health awareness

Over the past year there have been numerous debates and hearings on Capitol Hill culminating in a series of legislative…

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February 11, 2014

2014 sees federal budget approved, and uptick in funding for…

The new federal budget brings good news for mental health and substance use disorder treatment. When sequestration – the automatic…

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February 11, 2014

FY2014 funding for SAMHSA expands vital mental health services

As a result of the Fiscal Year 2014 “Consolidated Appropriations Act” (P.L. 113-76), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

News, Youth Mental Health
February 11, 2014

Mental Illness Has Own First Aid Program [Video]

Mental illness is an illness that requires immediate treatment once a person is diagnosed. This diagnosis might happen earlier because…

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