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Posts Tagged ‘News’: March 2019

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Prevent Suicide in College Students

September 6, 2023
Beginning or returning to college can be an exciting time for students. Each year is a new chapter filled with learning, discovery and opportunities. But, how students respond to the stressors of higher education varies from person to person —...
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Building Capacity and Giving Grace: How YMHFA Helps Teachers and School Personnel

September 5, 2023
My district has over 8,000 employees, so you can imagine it was a lot of work to meet the goal of training 80% of them in Youth Mental Health First Aid in one year. But it was 100% worth it....
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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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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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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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