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December 2, 2016

School Officer Shines One ‘Bruised Apple’ at a Time: An Ambassador for Youth Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid training has taught the officer to ask his charges, “What happened?” instead of, “What’s wrong with you?”

Officer Orlando Singleton

July 13, 2016

Helping to Heal the Emotional Wounds of War

So many people are out there wishing for something better, hoping that help will show up. That’s what Mental…

Tousha Paxton-Barnes
U.S. Army Veteran

June 28, 2016

Mental Health First Aid Has Changed the Way We…

I wish that every corrections officer could receive Mental Health First Aid training. I believe that our corrections system…

Lt. Virgil Meyer
Lieutenant, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

June 24, 2016

Even Teachers Need to be Taught

As adults, we sometimes forget how hard it was being an adolescent. When we see a kid who is…

Alyssa Fruchtenicht
School-Based Mental Health Counselor

June 7, 2016

Mental Health First Aid: Helping People Help People

We don’t provide our services in a vacuum. We don’t provide our services to buildings. We don’t provide our…

Michael Allora
Deputy Fire Chief, Clifton Fire Department

April 20, 2016

I Learned to Be a Better Friend

As a psychology student at Brigham Young University, the Mental Health First Aid class seemed like a great opportunity…

Ethan Call
Student, Brigham Young University

December 28, 2015

Asking the Right Questions

In July 2015, I had the opportunity to take a Mental Health First Aid course at WestCare Nevada. Little…

Rick Denton

December 28, 2015

I Saved a Life. What Would You Do?

Hilda Marie’s worst nightmare was unfolding right before her eyes. Teetering at the edge of the platform was a…

Hilda Marie

January 22, 2014

A Practical Ministry

I’ve taken regular first aid, and I’ve used both, but certainly the opportunities to use Mental Health First Aid…

Nathan Krause, Pastor
Olney Seventh-day Adventist Church, Maryland