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Helping to Heal the Emotional Wounds of War

July 13, 2016

Tousha Paxton-Barnes
U.S. Army Veteran

So many people are out there wishing for something better, hoping that help will show up. That’s what Mental Health First Aid is – it is help to get people connected to care and ultimately to get them to a...
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Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We Do Our Job

June 28, 2016

Lt. Virgil Meyer
Lieutenant, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

I wish that every corrections officer could receive Mental Health First Aid training. I believe that our corrections system would be better because of it – the inmates would benefit, the officers would benefit and ultimately our communities would benefit.
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Even Teachers Need to be Taught

June 24, 2016

Alyssa Fruchtenicht
School-Based Mental Health Counselor

As adults, we sometimes forget how hard it was being an adolescent. When we see a kid who is just miserable at school, we might think they choose to be that way – or that it’s just part of adolescence....
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Mental Health First Aid: Helping People Help People

June 7, 2016

Michael Allora
Deputy Fire Chief, Clifton Fire Department

We don’t provide our services in a vacuum. We don’t provide our services to buildings. We don’t provide our services to corporations. We provide our services to people. We are people who provide services to other people. It’s easy to...
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I Learned to Be a Better Friend

April 20, 2016

Ethan Call
Student, Brigham Young University

As a psychology student at Brigham Young University, the Mental Health First Aid class seemed like a great opportunity for me to supplement my classwork with some real-world knowledge. So, I signed up and took the course. I never expected...
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