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Posts Tagged ‘mental health first aid’: December 2014

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Culturally Tailored Mental Health First Aid: A Vision of Inclusivity

February 23, 2024
In a world where mental health awareness is gaining momentum, it is crucial to ensure that everyone, regardless of their cultural background, has access to quality mental health resources.
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Black Mental Health Matters: A Resource Guide for Black History Month

February 9, 2024
As we celebrate Black History Month, we’re sharing resources to help you support your peers, friends, and communities and be an effective Mental Health First Aider, honoring individuals’ diversity.
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Creating Your Own Sustainable Mental Health First Aid Program

January 31, 2024
As an Adult/Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor, you can empower your community to be the difference for those experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Being an Instructor is immensely rewarding.
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Mental Health First Aid at Work Helps Companies Across All Industries Meet Employees’ Wellbeing Needs

January 24, 2024
The National Council for Mental Wellbeing today announced a new training program to help employers reduce the negative impact of workplace fatigue and stress among employees.
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National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes Dr. Douglas Knutson to MHFA Research Advisory Group

December 5, 2023
National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes Dr. Douglas Knutson to MHFA Research Advisory Group With a strong commitment to providing evidence-based programs, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a beacon of hope for individuals seeking to support those in their...
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How to Build Resilience When You Have PTSD

November 3, 2023
According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, about 6% of people have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But PTSD affects more than military members and veterans. Just one event can have a lifetime impact on a person’s overall wellbeing...
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What Not to Say to Someone with Breast Cancer

October 30, 2023
The American Cancer Society uses the term “survivor” to refer to anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, no matter where they are in the course of the disease. Being a breast cancer survivor has opened my eyes to how...
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Give Teens Permission to Talk About Mental Health

October 26, 2023
I first heard about teen Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) late summer of 2018. The National Council had introduced a collaboration project with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and was piloting the program across the country. As a manager...
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Mental Wellness Empowers Tribal Communities and Indigenous Peoples

October 17, 2023
Adolescence is a powerful time when individuals are discovering their identities. A recent study found that Indigenous youth were likely to experience more adverse childhood events in adolescence compared to youth of other races. Although many of us may not...
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10 Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day 2023

October 10, 2023
It’s World Mental Health Day! Each year, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joins the World Health Organization to raise awareness about mental health around the world and support those experiencing mental health and substance use challenges. In honor of the...
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National Council for Mental Wellbeing Welcomes New Group of Experts to Research Advisory Group

October 6, 2023
Media Contact Irene Tung IreneT@TheNationalCouncil.org 771-215-5853 Washington, D.C. (Oct. 9, 2023) — The National Council for Mental Wellbeing today announced the appointment of 10 leading behavioral health experts to expand its Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Research Advisory Board. First...
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Leaning Into New Routines by Welcoming Seasons of Change

October 4, 2023
Life has a rhythm. Some seasons are busier than others, some are quieter and more predictable. Workloads ebb and flow. Relationships evolve. And then there are the curveballs thrown our way. Our lives change no matter what, and that change...
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