Hemophilia Federation of America is a national nonprofit organization that assists, educates and advocates for the bleeding disorders community.
Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to offer free聽Mental Health First Aid聽training through an internationally renowned program by the聽National Council for Behavioral Health聽as part of HFA鈥檚 2021 Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. Participants who complete both sections of the course will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate indicating they have been trained in […]
Hemophilia Federation of America is proud to announce that the organization has been awarded the 2021 Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America (MHA). This Bell Seal is a first–of–its–kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.聽 MHA, founded in 1909, […]
Hemophilia Federation of America will host the Mental Health Providers Forum at 7 p.m. ET on March 25, featuring an excellent panel of mental health professionals discussing mental health topics discovered to be important to the bleeding disorders community. During the live online session, these four esteemed mental health experts from around the country will […]
Happy 2021 everyone! With this New Year comes a lot of hope and promises. It was a long 2020 with many life changes and stresses. I am the mother of a 28-year-old son, Michael, with severe hemophilia B and inhibitors due to allergic reactions to all factor 9 products. I know that sounds very stressful […]
During Black History Month, Hemophilia Federation of American would like to shine a light on Black healing and mental health in the bleeding disorders community. In addition to the emotional impacts of chronic illness and living in a pandemic, Black community members may also be experiencing layers of individual and intergenerational trauma from racism. There […]
As a part of the HFA Policy and Government Education internship, the interns are tasked with creating a final capstone project encompassing what they have learned, culminating in the creation of advocacy and policy programming that is aimed at a young adult audience. The capstone is fully intern-driven, from concept to execution, with support […]
November, is National Caregivers Month. It鈥檚 the one day a year, set aside to acknowledge those who volunteer to care for family members, friends and neighbors who are managing health challenges and other disabilities. Not all superheroes wear capes. Some are managing medications, organizing medical records, scheduling doctor鈥檚 appointments and some superheroes are just […]
You have decided to take the first step toward mental health care, but how do you get started? Luckily you have options and many people around who are eager to help. Most times, the initial step of reaching out are with the individuals and groups that you most trust, such as family, friends, physician, […]
Dear Addy, I鈥檝e heard friends in the bleeding disorders community speak about depression and other mental health concerns. I want to support them, but I鈥檓 not sure how to approach this sensitive topic. Can you offer guidance on how to have a conversation with friends about mental health? Signed, Caring Friend Dear Friend, Thank you […]
Healthy living is beneficial for the physical body, but it can also benefit our mental health. Proper wellness, combined with safe and effective exercise are particularly important for individuals living with bleeding disorders. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reminds us that mental health is a vital part of our overall health. Focusing on our […]
Dear Addy, I’m concerned about how my bleeding disorder is effecting my mental health. However, it’s not clear that my insurance covers a therapist or counselor so I keep putting off seeking counseling or therapy. How important is mental health and where do I find the correct insurance information? Sincerely, Taking Control _________________________________________________________________________ Dear Control, […]
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