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

Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Are you thinking about killing yourself? Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need. Of all the lessons I learned in a day spent last week getting certified in Mental Health First Aid, in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene classroom energized by eager […] The post Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends MH1stAid Are you thinking about killing yourself? Pardon me for speaking so forwardly. It’s my responsibility to ask that question and make sure you’re OK, or get the professional help you need. Of all the lessons I learned in a day spent last week getting certified in Mental Health First Aid, in a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene classroom energized by eager […] The post Private pain, shared responsibly: talking about suicide with neighbors and friends appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​ Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member of the iconic black feminist group the Combahee River Collective, and once identified as a radical lesbian, writing fearlessly about homosexuality in Essence magazine at […] The post Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health MH1stAid Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​ Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member of the iconic black feminist group the Combahee River Collective, and once identified as a radical lesbian, writing fearlessly about homosexuality in Essence magazine at […] The post Why NYC’s First Lady Wants to Change How We Talk About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor

I wanted to share the following with you from On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved a revised version of the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646). Introduced and championed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), the bill now heads to the House floor where it awaits consideration from the full chamber. According to reports, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) aims to bring the bill up for a vote by […] The post Mental Health Bill Approved by Committee, Now Heads to House Floor by June 16, 2016 Michael Petruzzelli @ The National Council Key provisions of the amended Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act include: IMD Exclusion – HIPAA – Parity – Grant Programs – Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) – Assistant Secretary for Mental Health – SAMHSA Strategic Plan –  

CLEAR Warm Line 800 945 1355

CLEAR Warm Line 800 945 1355 The CLEAR Warm Line is for individuals with a mental illness who want to talk with someone who shares personal experience coping with mental health issues. When you need someone to listen or need to feel heard, please call. We are here for you without judgment to provide support! Peer Operators are available to take your call from 4:00pm – 10:00pm, 7 days per week *To ensure you are getting the help you need, please note that we are NOT a crisis hotline!