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Stories, thoughts, and reflections from Mental Health First Aid
March 21, 2014

Light up the dark: Bring mental health first aid to…

One out of four of us has a mental illness,” said Barry Groesch, who works at Linden Oaks Hospital at…

News, Youth Mental Health
March 18, 2014

Class tackles mental health issues

“So, are you thinking of killing yourself?” Uttering the words is painfully emotional, even within the safe confines of practicing…

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March 18, 2014

Early detection of mental illness is key to recovery

The Columbia Mall tragedy is heart wrenching, terrifying and incomprehensible, and so are last week’s revelations about the shooter (“Police…

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Kevin Hines
Kevin Hines
March 13, 2014

Golden Gate Jump Survivior Speaks in Fresno

Kevin Hines, author, advocate and representative of Mental Health First Aid for youth, will talk at Fresno State about his suicide attempt…

News, Youth Mental Health
March 13, 2014

Adult and Child Center to offer Mental Health First Aid…

Michigan is facing a serious shortage in the availability and accessibility of mental health services. Among those placed most at…

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March 11, 2014

Suicide Prevention Volunteers Honored at CONTACT We Care Annual Meeting

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline CONTACT We Care last evening welcomed in its newest class of volunteer listeners and…

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March 10, 2014

Algee-O-Meter: State-by-State Snapshot of First Aiders Trained

  MOST IMPROVED (Largest increase of courses held) State/Area 2012 Courses 2013 Courses % Increase Oklahoma 94 479 409.57% Vermont…

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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid
March 10, 2014

Bringing mental health awareness to Southwest Georgia

Understanding mental health and what to look for if someone you know may suffer from it was the goal Saturday…

News, Youth Mental Health
Suicide Rate
Suicide Rate
March 8, 2014

Kansas suicide rate rises 53 percent in 12 years

The suicide rate in Kansas has increased 53 percent in the past 12 years and local efforts are underway to…

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March 8, 2014

Jefferson County employees to receive mental health first aid training

As many as 200 Jefferson County employees will receive the eight-hour training to learn about mental health first aid “kits,”…

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March 6, 2014

New program offers training to help youth in mental health…

As many as 70,000 Kansas children under age 18 have emotional/behavioral problems, and many are reluctant to seek help or…

News, Youth Mental Health
March 5, 2014

Bill would expand Mental Health First Aid to include working…

PHOENIX – A lawmaker wants to expand a state program that trains adults to identify and assist individuals showing warning…

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