Why Crisis Intervention Training Should Be the Standard By Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro | Dec. 13, 2019 Crisis intervention training (CIT) educates officers on recognizing when individuals have mental illness and are symptomatic, de-escalating crises and navigating people toward resources and help. Learn more about CIT and why it should be implemented nationally. Read More. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Even If You Are a Professional By Jessica Smiley | Dec. 11, 2019 "I knew I was not well. But I was conflicted. The stigma with mental health treatment is a real thing for someone who works in the mental health field." Read More. Preventing and Preparing for a Mental Health Crisis By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, NYCPS-P, CPRP | Dec. 09, 2019 Crisis is often the most difficult part of mental illness. However, if you know how to prevent a crisis, how to handle one and what to expect, it can make things easier for indiviudals and their family members during the hardest times. Read More. Talking Back to Scary Thoughts By Robin Arnott | Dec. 06, 2019 "I am not suggesting that managing anxiety is that simple. My mental health will always be a work in progress, but I have found a tool that works for me." Read More. How Writing to Myself Helped Me Cope with Panic Attacks By Tara Anand | Dec. 03, 2019 "When I could, I typed out messages to myself on my phone from this calm part of me. Reading them later during a panic attack gave me hope and courage." Read More. Don’t Invalidate My Depression By Julianna Vaughan | Dec. 02, 2019 "I repeatedly told the doctor of my struggles that continuously grew worse with each visit, but she blamed everything on my “deficiencies” and told me to come back in a month after buying $150+ worth of vitamins." Read More.