Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid   WASHINGTON, DC – October 5, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to announce a significant expansion in the effort to certify thousands more people in a program to help Americans better cope when mental illness strikes family, friends and coworkers. Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States, is giving $700,000 to increase access to […] The post Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders MH1stAid   WASHINGTON, DC – October 5, 2016 – The National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to announce a significant expansion in the effort to certify thousands more people in a program to help Americans better cope when mental illness strikes family, friends and coworkers. Providence St. Joseph Health, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States, is giving $700,000 to increase access to […] The post Providence St. Joseph Health Donates Funds to Mental Health First Aid to Train Instructors and First Aiders appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  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 issued the following statement on this important action: The National Council for Behavioral Health […] The post House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act MH1stAid On Monday, the House chamber unanimously approved the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s version of H.R. 1877, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2015.  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 issued the following statement on this important action: The National Council for Behavioral Health […] The post House Passes Mental Health First Aid Act appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

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