August 2018 | Mental Health America

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August 2018

Going Back to School Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

By Theresa Nguyen, MHA Vice President of Policy and Programs

Most children love summers. But for children with mental health problems, the summer time doesn’t just signal fun in the sun. For these children, summer time is a time of emotional and physical relief. Which is why going back to school is so hard.

Peer Support to Address Depression at Work

By Kelly Davis, MHA Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports, and Services 

Depression costs over $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity at work in the United States and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is the leading cause of disability worldwide.[1][2] Both in a business sense and a human sense, many of our workplaces are failing to promote wellbeing and support people living with depression.

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