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October 2017

Playing Hurt: A Narrative of Hope

By Paul Gionfriddo, MHA National President and CEO

Most of us who have watched ESPN regularly feel like we knew John Saunders.

For years, he was one of those voices in our family rooms, reporting on the sports through which we defined the seasons of our life.

Not summer, fall, winter, and spring, but baseball, football, hockey, and basketball.

Manufacturing, Retail, and Food and Beverage Industries Rank Worst for Workplace Mental Health

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA National Digital Marketing Manager

Life, Death, and Stable Markets – Reauthorize CHIP and Fund Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

By Caren Howard, MHA National Advocacy Manager and Nathaniel Counts, JD, MHA National Senior Policy Director

Me Against the World: When Your Favorite Holiday Perpetuates Stigma

By Jennifer Cheang, MHA National Digital Marketing Manager

Mental Health America (MHA) recently received an important question on our Facebook page:

“Our local Air Force Base has a Haunted Asylum planned for Halloween. It is a HUGE & popular attraction each year. What do you suggest we do to bring awareness to the stigma that this attraction promotes?”

What I Learned About People Through Mental Health Screens

By Madeline Halpern, MHA National Policy and Programs Analyst

Before I started working at Mental Health America (MHA), I had almost no experience with mental health screening.

My only interaction had been the one time my doctor screened me for depression and then gave me a prescription for antidepressants.

4 Tips to Make the Grade in Mental Health

By Shannon Hazlitt Harts, Social Media Specialist, bp and esperanza Magazines

During the fall, many feel a familiar charge of energy as the leaves take on fiery colors and the temperatures cool off.

However, for college students, the season’s progression can take on another meaning.

6 Things That Are Scarier Than “Mental Patient” Costumes

By Jessica Kennedy, MHA Chief of Staff

It’s Halloween again.

That means candy (good). Too much candy (bad). Funny costumes (good). Offensive costumes (bad).

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