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4 Ways You Can Support Veterans Living With PTSD in Your Community

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Danielle Poole

Communications Specialist, National Council for Behavioral Health

With Independence Day upon us, learn some ways you can help support those who have served our country. 1)  Put it in context Although the prevalence of PTSD is higher among returning veterans than in the general population, the vast majority of service members will return without the disorder. 2) Be sensitive to signs and […]

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Jake Bowling

Director, Practice Improvement

When I was eighteen, like many young folks, I left my hometown in the coal fields of West Virginia to pursue a college degree. Energized by the prospect of being independent, meeting new people, and following my passion for religion and theology, I loaded my Chevy up and headed two hours north to a small […]

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7 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

December 22, 2014 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments
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Betsy Schwartz

Vice President, Public Education and Special Initiatives

I recently arrived at Union Station greeted by Santa ringing a bell and shouting, “Merry Christmas. Everybody smile…remember it will be over in 2 weeks!” ‘Tis the season…do you feel extra pressure to be filled with joy? While this is a time of year for remembering the special moments of the past year and sharing gratitude […]

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CROSS TRAINING? NO SWEAT.

November 10, 2014 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Alicia Aebersold

Senior VP, Communications & Strategic Development

I went to the gym last week for the first time in a while. I checked in, got a towel and was headed to the studio for a class when I saw it was closed. Instead, there were 15 gym employees sitting in a semicircle listening to an instructor. CPR dummies were lined up on […]

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