The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) and the Exercise Connection launched a new video series, Improving the Lives of Individuals with Autism through Exercise. The goal of the series is to help parents, caregivers, educators and therapists introduce exercise to their children or students. The series can be found on NCHPAD’s YouTube Channel. http://bit.ly/1MV5XTV
Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category
Office of Adolescent Health’s Adolescent Health: Think. Act. Grow. (TAG) builds on previous national initiatives in adolescent health. OAH convened leaders of national organizations in the fields of health, social services, faith-based communities, and education; and parent and youth serving groups to develop and implement TAG. These groups identified the five essentials for adolescent health and possible roles and responsibilities that, together, have helped inform this national effort. TAG calls upon organizations and individuals working with adolescents to prioritize activities that improve adolescent health, including physical, social, emotional, and behavioral health.
OAH Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow (TAG): http://1.usa.gov/1RkrycL
SAMHSA has announced the availability of a new series of Regional Behavioral Health Barometers. These barometers divide existing SAMHSA data into separate reports for each of the 10 HHS regions of the United States. Each report uses data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), collected annually. Topics addressed in the reports include youth substance use, youth mental health and treatment, adult mental health and treatment, substance use, and substance use and treatment.
SAMHSA Regional Behavioral Health Barometers: http://1.usa.gov/1OcIOlR
SAMHSA’s free resource has been updated: “Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide, A Toolkit for Senior Centers” offers strategies senior centers can use to integrate suicide prevention into activities that support the well-being of older adults. Describes activities that increase protective factors and explains how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. Access the toolkit here: http://1.usa.gov/1Fv5s5H
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces new resources: SAMHSA eBooks. You can now access and read several SAMHSA materials more easily on mobile devices, tablets, and e-readers. Learn more at: http://1.usa.gov/1Q4EwKq
Here are some resources you can use for World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th:
National Institute of Mental Health – Suicide Prevention http://1.usa.gov/1EF9J0S
Guide: The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide http://1.usa.gov/1E7gyxE
Toolkit: Preventing Suicide A Toolkit for High Schools http://1.usa.gov/1NxMBbU
Friday, August 14, 2015
2:00 – 3:00pm Eastern Time
Register for this upcoming webinar, Exploring the Impact of Suicide Prevention Research in Social Media. Recent developments in the field of media and suicide research reflect a change in focus from traditional online media and an increasing attention to stories of hope and recovery and their potential to help prevent suicide. In this webinar the presenters will focus on their recent research investigating how stories of recovery delivered via newspaper reports and fictional films impact various audiences. Furthermore, they will present findings on the role of the Internet in conveying information about suicide and suicide prevention in the United States and in Europe. The hour long webinar will provide an opportunity to dialogue with the presenters. Please register at http://bit.ly/1EknaTC
To learn more about the webinar and its presenters go to http://bit.ly/1ThlCpD
In 2011, 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school. Learn how you can make a difference at the Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov webinar. StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying. The StopBullying.gov Training Module and Community Action Toolkit will be showcased, along with an overview of the vision behind this train-the-trainer resource for community members of all different backgrounds.
Webinar: Bullying Prevention with StopBullying.gov
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00-3:00pm (ET)
The Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, contains the information and tools needed to implement state-of-the-art suicide prevention practices in primary care settings. Although the tools are designed with the rural practice in mind, most are quite suitable for use in non-rural settings as well. The toolkit includes sections on educating clinicians and office staff and developing mental health partnerships, as well as patient management tools and patient education tools.
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Rural Primary Care: http://bit.ly/1KUBKZp
Indian Health Service – Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also, provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide. http://1.usa.gov/1w9X0Uf