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THE MOST “WONDERFUL” AND “DREADED” TIME OF THE YEAR

December 29, 2020

By: Jamise Kafoure; CounselorThe end of each year inevitably marks a significant “shift” in conversations...

Managing Stress

November 4, 2020

Tips on how to manage stress.

KEEPING POLITICS IN PERSPECTIVE - MINIMIZING STRESS AROUND THE ELECTIONS

November 3, 2020

This year has been an emotionally intense, sometimes scary, and often overwhelming experience for many...

Social Security Benefits for Depression

October 16, 2020

Depression takes its toll on all aspects of life, including the ability to perform well on the job.

Anyone can make a difference and make the world a better place.

September 25, 2020

Author: Brittany Harris; Crisis Line Intervention Specialist VolunteerFor as long as I can remember I’ve...

Teen Suicide: What Families Need to Know

September 10, 2020

The challenges of 2020 have made mental health and suicide awareness even more important

More than Just a Pet: How Animals Benefit Our Mental Health

September 8, 2020

Research about the benefit of pets has shown that their presence in our lives can be a significant protective factor, both for our physical health and our emotional well-being.

July is Minority Mental Health Month!

July 13, 2020

July is Minority Mental Health Month. Established in 2008, it is also known as the Bebe Moore Campbell...

Mental Health Resources and Wellness Strategies Specific to the Black Community

July 13, 2020

Author: Tocarra Mallard; Supervisor of Diversity, Equity and Volunteer InitiativesInitially created in...

Kids and Mental Health: Fun Ways to Talk to About It

May 11, 2020

When it comes to kids and mental health, it might seem like a serious conversation. But turn that on...

Building Healthy Brains

May 11, 2020

Written By: Sandi Lerman, MA Ed. Community EducatorBuilding a Healthy BrainBabies are born with billions...

Tools to Thrive

May 4, 2020

Use these practical tools to improve your mental health and increase resiliency

Techniques to Combat Anxiety

April 21, 2020

We are currently experiencing a troubling and uncertain time. In order to come out of this stronger, we need to figure out ways to cope with our anxiety and stress efficiently.

Aly's Story

March 30, 2020

TW: depressionWorld Bipolar Day is a worldwide awareness initiative observed every year on March 30....

The Mental Health of America’s Presidents

November 13, 2019

Anxiety, social phobias, depression, and bipolar disorders have all been experienced by American presidents.....

The 3 Pillars of Men’s Health

November 13, 2019

June is Men’s Health Month! People often talk about early detection and prevention of physical illnesses,...

Rape Culture is...

November 13, 2019

Rape Culture is all around us, every day. But, what is it exactly?

Stress Relief Tips to Prevent Caregiver Burnout

November 13, 2019

Let's talk about caregiver burnout. Specifically, let's talk about Maria, a single mother of two who...

Spring Into Action This May

November 13, 2019

By: Toccara Mallard, Volunteer CoordinatorFive ways YOU can make an impact this Mental Health Awareness...

Online Mental Health Screening Tools

November 13, 2019

When it comes to mental health, you may not have the language to describe how you are feeling- so use this tool for help!

She Was There When He Needed a Lifeline

November 13, 2019

Just after 3:00 am on a Saturday morning, the Crisis and Suicide Hotline phone rings. Startled from sleep,...

It's Healthy Aging Month!

November 13, 2019

Have you ever wondered what you can do to stay healthy and keep your mind sharp as you grow older?

How to Choose a Therapist

November 13, 2019

Searching for a therapist that is right for you and your situation can be daunting. With some research and checking with a range of resources, your experience can be a rewarding, empowering life experience!

How Screen Time Affects Adults

November 13, 2019

It’s easy to worry about the effect of screen time on our kids. But as adults, too few of us consider how it could be affecting us. Learn more.

HOW TO SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST A LOVED ONE TO SUICIDE

November 13, 2019

Use these 10 suggestions to learn how to better support your loved one who is grieving.

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND OR LOVED ONE EXPERIENCING SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

November 13, 2019

Suicide is a terrifying subject that is often taken out of conversation because it can make almost anyone feel uncomfortable.

Get Happier: Mindfulness for Children and Parents

November 13, 2019

Mindfulness is a powerful tool for decreasing stress, dealing with anxiety, improving concentration and...

Finding Her Happy Self Again

November 13, 2019

Sarah was raped at the age of 18 at the end of her senior year in high school.She had showed up for what...

Benefits of Joining a Support Group

November 13, 2019

By Tosha Begley Orr, Support Group AdvocateThe thought of joining a support group can be intimidating....

Advocate shares her experience growing up when Black people had very few rights in this country.

November 13, 2019

The fact that I lived through that does not make me proud at all; the fact that I have overcome it gives me a great sense of pride that I am a survivor and no longer a victim.

5 Ways You Can Make an Impact This Mental Health Awareness Month

November 13, 2019

It’s time to spring into action this Mental Health Awareness Month!

Help for Veterans Suffering from PTSD

November 12, 2019

Families First honor veterans is by providing support for those who are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder

Mental Health: A Topic Shoved Under a Rug among the Hispanic Community

September 4, 2019

I will never forget the day I found out my teenage cousin had been hospitalized after a suicide attempt.....

How to support a friend or family member who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

August 6, 2019

Author: Rachael Bain-Chase; Outreach and Education DirectorMost of us have heard of PTSD (Post-Traumatic...

6 Simple But Powerful Ways to Support Kids After Childhood Trauma

May 14, 2018

The safety and support you offer to survivors of childhood trauma has lasting positive effects. Here...

How to Bring Mental Health Awareness to Your Employees and Clients this Month

May 17, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month - tools for business

Get Involved! 5 Things to Do for Mental Health Awareness Month!

May 12, 2017

It’s time to spring into action this Mental Health Awareness Month! This critical public education campaign was launched in 1949 by Mental Health America to increase awareness of mental health issues and share resources.