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Posts Tagged ‘mental health first aid’: January 2023

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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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How to Talk to Kids About Mental Health

March 7, 2023
Having a serious conversation about mental health with a young person can be challenging, to say the least. How do you start the conversation? What should you bring up? How much is too much information? Should it even be discussed?...
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MHFA Spotlight: kate spade new york

February 27, 2023
When Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) joined forces with kate spade new york for a second time, hope took center stage. The latest campaign with the MHFA Impact Network partner began when the fashion brand saw the profound mental health...
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How Employers Can Create a Healthier Workforce in 2023

February 23, 2023
As rates of burnout and mental exhaustion hit record levels, improving mental wellbeing in the workplace is a major focus for employers this year. As an employer, this may not be surprising to hear. While employees are more productive now...
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How to Approach Someone Who May Have an Eating Disorder

February 21, 2023
Conversations around weight, food and physical appearance can be complicated and sensitive. This can make it challenging to talk to someone who you think may have an eating disorder. While your intentions are good, these kinds of conversations can make...
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Practice Self-care as an Act of Kindness

February 14, 2023
It is easy to feel mentally exhausted in a world that demands so much our time, energy and focus. Many people push themselves from sunup to sundown in a quest to keep up with responsibilities at home and work, juggling...
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5 Reasons Instructors Should Attend the 2023 Mental Health First Aid Summit

February 2, 2023
It’s one thing to hear or read online about Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and feel a small flicker of inspiration inside you as an Instructor or Coordinator. It’s a whole other thing to attend a national conference in person...
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How to Set and Keep Wellbeing Intentions in the New Year

December 27, 2022
No matter who you are or what your background is, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t appreciate a fresh start. A reset. A clean slate. And even though the new year is a great time to set resolutions...
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Managing Recovery and Substance Use Challenges During the Holidays

December 21, 2022
The onset of the holiday season conjures up images of families gathered together, big meals, cozy fires and lots of celebration. But for many people, especially individuals experiencing or in recovery from substance use challenges, the holidays can be tough....
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How Employers Can Support Staff Experiencing Seasonal Depression

December 16, 2022
As the seasons shift and daylight hours decrease, many people find their mood and energy levels affected. You may notice that it’s still dark outside when you start your workday, and maybe also when you leave in the evening. When...
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Using ALGEE to Support Adults with Developmental Disabilities

December 1, 2022
As Mental Health First Aiders, knowing how and when to support someone who is experiencing a distressing situation is vital, but can also be difficult to navigate in the moment. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Action Plan (ALGEE) is...
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