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Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Monday, May 4th, 2015

May 3-9 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out the Child Mental Health health topic page on MedlinePlus for current news and information on symptoms, conditions, treatment and related issues.

Child Mental Health: MedlinePlus http://1.usa.gov/1ccTnVN

Webinar: From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)

Friday, May 1st, 2015

What can integrated primary and behavioral health care providers do to connect with individuals who experience homelessness – and keep them engaged in services? Individuals experiencing homelessness face many challenges that can prevent them from engaging in primary and behavioral health care integrated services, such as a trauma history, distrust of the health care system, extended periods of homelessness, or unresolved substance use issues. Join this webinar, a partnership between the SAMSHA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the SAMHSA Homeless and Housing Resource Network, to learn considerations for working with the homeless population. Hear how a SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantee provides mobile services and medical outreach to engage clients and how sober housing may be an option for those also seeking substance use treatment.

Presenters:
Richard Cho, MCP, Senior Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, James Withers, MD, Medical Director, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Jason Howell, MBA, PRSS, Director, Texas Recovery Oriented Housing Network, National Alliance on Recovery Residences

From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)
Tue, May 19, 2015 2:00 PM EDT
Register: http://bit.ly/1OMftj7

Alcohol Awareness Month 2015

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about alcohol and the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and to evaluating their own drinking habits.

Many adults drink moderately and responsibly without complications, and there are indications from research that some can derive modest health benefits. At the same time, alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in the United States and internationally. For example, an estimated 16.6 million Americans have alcohol use disorder. Alcohol Awareness Month 2015 encourages the public to review the consequences of drinking too much, evaluate their drinking habits, understand how alcohol affects the body, and reduce drinking to lower risk for problems.

NIAAA Alcohol & Your Health: http://1.usa.gov/1Hrjhym
NIAAA Rethinking Drinking: http://1.usa.gov/1yK49Y8

National Child Abuse Prevention Month 2015

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country.

For 2015, the Children’s Bureau, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has published the 2015 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections. The guide was created primarily to support community-based child abuse prevention professionals who work to prevent child maltreatment and promote well-being.

Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://1.usa.gov/1IZ5YX3
2015 Prevention Resource Guide: http://1.usa.gov/1NMd2ZR

Suicide Safe Mobile App

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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.

Webinar: Youth Justice, Youth of Color and Health Policy Implications

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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

Register: http://bit.ly/1DxXK7g

Mental Health Care and Assessment of Transgender Adults

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

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

New Brochure: Eating Disorders

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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

New handout: Synthetic Drugs

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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

 

Building Awareness of Gender Differences that are Important to Healthcare and Research Studies

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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