Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877).  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council has long supported the Mental Health First Aid Act, and commends the Energy and Commerce Committee […] The post Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act MH1stAid On Wednesday, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved its version of the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877).  This legislation authorizes grants for mental health and substance use awareness training to law enforcement, first responders, teachers, and other individuals that work with youth. The National Council has long supported the Mental Health First Aid Act, and commends the Energy and Commerce Committee […] The post Key House Committee Approves Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health amended and approved the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) on Monday afternoon. The amended bill would authorize $15 million in funding to provide mental health awareness training to teachers and school personnel, first responders, law enforcement officers, and veterans. This vote, a landmark achievement for this legislation, is the first of a multi-step bill approval process. […] The post Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee MH1stAid The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health amended and approved the Mental Health First Aid Act (H.R. 1877) on Monday afternoon. The amended bill would authorize $15 million in funding to provide mental health awareness training to teachers and school personnel, first responders, law enforcement officers, and veterans. This vote, a landmark achievement for this legislation, is the first of a multi-step bill approval process. […] The post Mental Health First Aid Act Passes House Subcommittee appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Pennsylvania prisons trained staff and inmates in Mental Health First Aid Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child. “I couldn’t really relate to that,” Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate. “I know what loss feels like, though.” Like the other prisoner, Robinson struggles with mental illness; he has bipolar disorder and depression. The men talked […] The post First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons MH1stAid Pennsylvania prisons trained staff and inmates in Mental Health First Aid Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The man was about to snap. He had just lost a child. “I couldn’t really relate to that,” Peter Robinson said of his fellow inmate. “I know what loss feels like, though.” Like the other prisoner, Robinson struggles with mental illness; he has bipolar disorder and depression. The men talked […] The post First aid for mental health: A new approach in Pennsylvania’s prisons appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is stocked with the tools your students need to be successful this year: markers, rulers, flip charts, glue sticks—the list goes on. But what’s in your mental health toolkit? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five young people ages 13-18 have, or […] The post 4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. 4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List 4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List MH1stAid It’s the night before the first day of school. You’re a teacher and scrambling to make sure your classroom is stocked with the tools your students need to be successful this year: markers, rulers, flip charts, glue sticks—the list goes on. But what’s in your mental health toolkit? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five young people ages 13-18 have, or […] The post 4 Mental Health Tools to Add to Your Back-to-School List appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid The woman in a cozy teal knit sweater with matching Chuck Taylor sneakers faced the stranger next to her and asked a dark question. “Have you ever thought about killing yourself?” As she said it, Carmen Bender, a reading interventionist at Lealman Avenue Elementary, remembered the time years ago when a counselor asked the same question of her. It was after her teenage son died […] The post Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students MH1stAid The woman in a cozy teal knit sweater with matching Chuck Taylor sneakers faced the stranger next to her and asked a dark question. “Have you ever thought about killing yourself?” As she said it, Carmen Bender, a reading interventionist at Lealman Avenue Elementary, remembered the time years ago when a counselor asked the same question of her. It was after her teenage son died […] The post Reality seeps in as Pinellas educators learn to spot mental health problems in students appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid ALBANY, N.Y. (July 29, 2016) – The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. trained the 10,000th Mental Health First Aid instructor in Albany, N.Y., on July 29, 2016. Mental Health First Aid, a groundbreaking 8-hour course, gives people the tools to identify when someone is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when […] The post Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor MH1stAid ALBANY, N.Y. (July 29, 2016) – The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. trained the 10,000th Mental Health First Aid instructor in Albany, N.Y., on July 29, 2016. Mental Health First Aid, a groundbreaking 8-hour course, gives people the tools to identify when someone is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem and to connect them with appropriate support and resources when […] The post Mental Health Association in New York State Trains 10,000th Mental Health First Aid Instructor appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid