Breaking Barriers: Celebrating Black Trailblazers in the Mental Health Field

Celebrating Black Trailblazers in the Mental Health Field

This Black History Month, we are focusing on the Black Americans whose contributions to the field of mental health deserve attention. Dr. Mamie Phipps Clark, Dr. Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Dr. E. Kitch Childs, Dr. Maxie Clarence Maultsby Jr., and Jacki McKinney all made significant impacts to the field, and today we are going to shed […]

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The Benefits of Dry January

Dry January—a symbolic commitment to personal growth, wellness, and happiness. According to American Addiction Centers, over half of all American adults have a family history of problem drinking or alcohol addiction. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the transformative benefits of embarking on a Dry January journey (or any month for that matter!). We […]

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Navigating the Stages of Grief: Understanding, Supporting, and Empowering Others

navigating the stages of grief

Originally introduced by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (“On Death and Dying,” 1969), the stages of grief are recognized as Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. While these stages are not experienced predictably and linearly, we use them to better understand how we can navigate the feelings we (and others around us) are experiencing. It is important to […]

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Overcoming Back-to-School Anxiety: Tips for a Successful Transition

overcoming back to school anxiety

As the summer sun fades away and school is nearing,  many students may experience excitement, as well as some back-to-school anxiety.   Back-to-school anxiety is a common and natural response to the impending changes that a new academic year brings. From first-time kindergarteners to second-semester seniors, students of all ages may find themselves with mixed […]

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The Truth Behind the Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction in Mental Health

At the Quell Foundation, our goal is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health while educating the community about the misconceptions and myths that are often associated with this subject. In this blog, we will uncover and debunk 5 mental health myths.    Myth 1: Mental health challenges are a sign of weakness.  Fact: In […]

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Get To Know Doug Monda and Survive First

Doug Monda

Doug Monda, Founder of Survive First, will be joining The Quell Foundation Board of Directors, bringing his extensive experience in supporting first responders’ mental health.  Doug spent 17 years in law enforcement with the Cocoa Police Department as a S.W.A.T. team leader and undercover narcotics agent. In 2017, Doug retired after a decorated career.  Shortly […]

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Mind Matters: Nurturing Mental Health During Mental Health Awareness Month

In this fast-paced world, it’s essential to take a moment for yourself and prioritize your mental well-being. With Mental Health Awareness Month coming to a close, Quell is here to support you and give our top five tips on how to nurture your mental health.  1. Prioritize self-care Self-care is essential to maintaining good mental […]

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The Quell Foundation and Survive First Merge to Provide Mental Health Support to First Responders

The Quell Foundation Survive First

Kevin M. Lynch / 561.722.1938 May 30th, 2023 The Quell Foundation and Survive First merge to provide mental health support to first responders North Falmouth, MA – The Quell Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental health challenges, is pleased to announce its merger with Survive First, […]

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