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

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