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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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Three Ways to Process Grief

November 15, 2022
When someone we love dies, experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, confusion, regret, guilt and sometimes even relief, is common and natural. The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) curriculum adds that bereavement grief, which occurs with the death of a loved...
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Giving Reassurance to Veterans on Veterans Day

November 9, 2022
This Veterans Day, it is important to remember that not every service member experiences Veterans Day in the same way. In fact, some prior service members may not consider themselves veterans at all. This is especially common for service members...
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Support Caregivers with Mental Health First Aid

November 2, 2022
November can be a time for s’mores, warm hoodies and crisp air. For me, it’s also a time to reflect, educate, recognize and honor the more than 53 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. These individuals passionately support family (89%...
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Mental Health First Aid in Action: The Importance of the Follow-up

October 28, 2022
What we say and do in response to the signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge can have a tremendous impact on the perceptions, actions and outcomes of all involved. That’s really true for public safety...
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10 Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2022
Happy 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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4 Reasons to Become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor

October 4, 2022
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 65% of employees say they are rethinking the place that work should have in their lives, and 56% say they want to contribute more to society. Additionally, 31% of the 4.3 million Americans who quit...
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