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Posts Tagged ‘mental health first aid’: May 2014

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Five Ways to Support Your Teen’s Mental Health

August 31, 2023
Adults often joke about the moodiness and unpredictable nature of teenagers. As teens go through puberty, spend more time with friends and less with family and discover their own identities, the shifts don’t come easy — for them or their...
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Teachers: Take Care of Your Mental Wellbeing This Back-to-School Season

August 29, 2023
The first day of school is a welcome reprieve for many parents. Juggling childcare, work and summer activities can be flat-out exhausting! But, while parents may look forward to school-year routines, some teachers may have a hard time gearing up...
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Reducing Mental Health Stigma on College Campuses

August 21, 2023
College campuses are a melting pot of cultures and experiences. Students can hail from the same state as their school, or from across the world. Some are first-generation students and some have alumni in their family. Some live in dorms...
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Dismantling Mental Health Stigma in Public Safety

August 14, 2023
A staggering 90% of police officers surveyed reported stigma as a barrier to seeking mental health help. Some of that stigma stems from what they, and other people in public safety, witness as part of their jobs. “Just as the...
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Youth MHFA Helping Address National Youth Mental Health Crisis

August 11, 2023
Our nation has a youth mental health crisis. One in six youth and adolescents will experience a mental health condition in any given time, nearly half of teens (44%) report feeling persistently sad and hopeless and 50% of all mental...
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5 Tips to Help Manage Recovery During Summer

July 26, 2023
When you have substance use challenges, navigating summertime social gatherings can be difficult. It can be hard to strike the balance between wanting to spend time with friends and family when you know there could be temptations, such as alcohol,...
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Make Life Better for Older Adults with Mental Health Challenges

July 20, 2023
Older Adults experience mental health challenges about the same rate as the general public. According to the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, one in four older adults has a mental health issue. And just like people of all ages, you...
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Research Shows: Mental Health First Aid Works

July 19, 2023
More than 3 million people have been trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA). That is cause for celebration! Of course, we are thrilled that our community of First Aiders is growing. But we measure success in more than numbers....
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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Rural Communities

July 13, 2023
The challenges people who live in rural communities are vastly different than those who live in urban areas. What is gained in wide, open spaces is traded for convenience. Trips to the grocery store take more planning and walking or...
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How to Ward Off the Sunday Scaries

July 5, 2023
It can feel like a pit in your stomach. Or maybe it makes your heart flutter. Sometimes, it can escalate and paralyze you into staying in bed. The commonality: It always hits on Sundays. What is this dreaded feeling of...
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Offer Support to Military, Veterans and Their Families with MHFA

June 21, 2023
Anthony Campbell admits he used to be a “yeller.” Whether it was the way he was raised or his military background that instilled the behavior — probably a bit of both, he said — taking a Mental Health First Aid...
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To the Fire/EMS Community: Help and Hope Are There

June 14, 2023
On the East Coast, the place where firefighters reside is called a firehouse. On the West Coast, it’s called a fire station. Misusing the terms — which may seem insignificant — can cause a shift in credibility when it comes...
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