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Get trained. Change lives.

Author: Isaac Sandidge

12/30/21

Get trained. Change lives.

Years ago I had a vision. I wanted to be a part of a movement that changed the way we talk about mental health, mental illness, and people experiencing any type of challenge. Throughout my life and career, I had experienced all sorts of stigmas, misunderstandings, and misinformation around mental illness. I remember thinking to myself, “is that what people think about me?”….


MHFA and COVID.

Author: Kristina Sandidge

12/31/21

MHFA and COVID.

2022 is here! Remember when Covid-19 arrived in 2020 and we were taking our shelter in place, trying to flatten the curve to get ahead of the spread? Who would have thought we would still be here, two years later, still struggling with this new normal of Covid-19.….


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Mental Health Changes coming in 2022

Author: Kristina Sandidge

12/31/21

Mental Health Changes coming in 2022

It’s been nearly two years since Covid-19 has transformed the way we operate our work/life balance and with some of those changes, there is no going back…


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More than Bubble Baths

Author: Isaac Sandidge

01/05/22

More than Bubble Baths

When we hear about self-care, the usual images come to mind: bubble baths, pedicures, reading, writing, arithmetic (ok, maybe not that one). But true self-care extends so much beyond that…


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Choosing the Right Course Method

Author: Kristina Sandidge

02/04/22

Choosing the Right Course Method

As we continue to move through 2022, you may start thinking about the benefits of hosting a Mental Health First Aid course for your business, organization or maybe even within your community. You may be desiring a change, and a Mental Health First Aid course may be the perfect opportunity to refocus and provide a meaningful training that will better encompass goodwill and enhance mental health awareness…


Language Matters MHFA IL

Language Matters

Author: Isaac Sandidge

02/24/22

Language Matters

Imagine this. You go to see your primary care physician for your regular check-up and she orders some additional lab work. You can’t stand needles but you oblige anyway because taking care of your physical health is something that you’re supposed to do. You suffer through the draws and head home to wait for the results to come in. Your physician calls you up on the phone and wants you to come back in for a follow-up. You schedule a time and make all the arrangements. You arrive early, thumb through some dated magazine, catch up on your social media, and finally hear the nurse call your name. You sit down and wait again, wondering what all this could be about. Your physician comes in. “You’re cancer.”