The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces a new mobile app, Suicide Safe. This app is based on the nationally recognized Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage (SAFE-T) card, and is designed to help primary care and behavioral health providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practices and address suicide risk among their patients. Available for Android http://bit.ly/1Nhqzqe and IOS operating systems: http://apple.co/1BpjdLL.
Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category
From the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities:
“In this webinar, Burns Institute founder James Bell will discuss justice policy implementation trends with particular attention to their impact on the mental health and life outcomes for youth of color. The presentation will also include a review of national youth incarceration data and strategies that are used to assist jurisdictions in understanding disparities in their youth justice system.”
February 19, 2015 3-4pm EST
Webinar: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 2:00 PM ET. Research suggests that the number of transgender people seeking gender affirming surgical procedures is increasing, and this is accelerating in the U.S. with the lifting of insurance exclusions. Behavioral health providers are seeing more transgender patients seeking referrals to surgeons, and are seeking guidance on the standard practice with each patient. This free webinar, sponsored by the National LGBT Health Education Center, describes the role of the behavioral health care provider during a person’s transition and how to assess and advise patients. Register here: http://bit.ly/16TyTho
The National Institute of Mental Health has published a new brochure entitled “Eating Disorders: About More Than Food.” The brochure is designed for educators, caregivers and health professionals.
Download or order print copies here: http://1.usa.gov/1D6zfhs.
Eating Disorders (MedlinePlus): http://1.usa.gov/16b36YX
The American Public Health Association has a new one-page handout entitled “Synthetic drugs: Just because it’s for sale doesn’t mean it’s safe.” The handout is available in English and Spanish and can be freely reproduced.
Healthy You: Synthetic Drugs: http://bit.ly/UD9hur
Video Discussions with five diverse communities
The videos are intended for use by researchers, course instructors and students. The hope is that awareness of gender issues specific to each community and across communities will improve the ways in which researchers and healthcare providers collaborate with diverse communities throughout the research and healthcare process.
These videos were created with funding from the NIH/NLM Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project in partnership with The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.
The link to the videos is: http://bit.ly/1E9ZmFL
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – An on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs both private and public that are licensed, certified, or approved by their state. Also, includes treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the Department of Defense. http://1.usa.gov/1AuvMa3
The Centers for Disease Control has published an archive of progress reviews on Healthy People 2020 topic areas. Contents include presentation slides and other materials from update webinars. The reviews began in 2013 and will continue through 2017.
Healthy People 2020 Progress Reviews: http://1.usa.gov/1vT9Dgv
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) announces the launch of its new video series, “SPARK Talks: Suicide Prevention, Innovation, and Action.” SPARK Talks are Short, Provocative, Action-oriented, Realistic, andKnowledgeable videos of leaders in the suicide prevention movement. Each of these innovators describes a new development or direction in the field that can have an impact on suicide and issues a call to action.
SPRC invites you to spark conversation by sharing your own comments—along with the videos—via social media, newsletters, and websites, or by showing them as part of a presentation. You could spark innovation by using the videos and the associated resources to inform your own implementation. And you could spark action by submitting your success story via a form on the SPARK Talks website.
SPRC is a SAMHSA grantee and is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. SPRC provides technical assistance, training, and materials to increase knowledge, build capacity, and promote collaboration. SPRC serves individuals, groups, and organizations that play important roles in suicide prevention.
To visit SPRC: http://bit.ly/1zAzBKb
To view the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: http://1.usa.gov/1sDXCel
November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month. Each year, as many as 1.6 million youth per year may experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines, many homeless youth are victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.