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Posts Tagged ‘mental health first aid’: July 2019

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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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25 Small, Powerful Ways to Take Action for Mental Health

May 18, 2023
Taking charge of your mental health doesn’t have to mean drastic lifestyle changes. In fact, the smaller the shift, the more likely it is you’ll do it. Big, lofty goals are often unrealistic and quickly fizzle out. For example, you...
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Bringing Mental Health Awareness to Teens in Rural Communities

May 17, 2023
I always thought I knew the best way to have a conversation with people. I have three kids, so I thought I knew how to communicate well. But in 2017, after a colleague and I attended a Youth Mental Health...
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Take Your Own Advice: A MHFA National Trainer’s Lived Experience

May 12, 2023
I started my mental health journey when I was hired at a Centerstone of Illinois clinic as a residential support specialist in a group home setting. This felt like the perfect opportunity for me — I’d always been interested in...
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The Key to Helping Students: Listen with an Open Heart

May 1, 2023
I work at an alternative school for middle and high school students. To say my training in Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is helpful would be an understatement. It’s so useful, in fact, that I’ve taken the training twice...
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National Council for Mental Wellbeing Honors 2023 Mental Health First Aid Impact Awards Winners

May 1, 2023
Media Contact Irene Tung IreneT@TheNationalCouncil.org 771-215-5853 Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2023) – In a ceremony held at the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Summit in Los Angeles, California, on April 30, 2023, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing recognized Rare...
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Supporting the Supporters: The Sandwich Generation

April 17, 2023
Caring for aging parents while raising a family can be challenging. As their child, you feel pressure to care for aging parents, and as a parent, you feel the obligation to tend to your family. As a caregiver, you may...
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3 Steps to Creating Healthy Boundaries

April 3, 2023
One more email. One more text. One more date on the calendar. It’s shocking how one more can quickly become 20 more things to do. Soon, it seems you can’t get ahead or catch your breath. While work and personal...
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Helping Teens Build Healthy Social Media Habits

March 28, 2023
How teenagers manage and use social media is a complicated topic. Sure, social media can be a valuable tool and resource. Many times, it’s where teenagers express themselves, develop their identities and connect with others. But it can also be...
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Prioritizing Mental Wellbeing for Women in the Workplace

March 21, 2023
For years, women have faced unique obstacles when it comes to economic security, workplace inclusion and access to mental health resources. But lately, there have been breakthroughs of hope. Women are making their mental health a priority and employers are...
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