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Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

Dating Matters: online training for educators

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Dating Matters, a 60-minute, interactive online course from the Centers for Disease Control, helps educators and youth leaders recognize the warning signs of teen dating violence.

Dating Matters™ takes place in a virtual school setting, complete with navigation through school hallways and classrooms. A teacher’s whiteboard presents information in a user-friendly way and provide navigation, help, and interactive resources for use throughout the course.” (CDC)

Access the training and read how the training has been implemented in four cities: http://1.usa.gov/MFRhAt

Depression and Heart Disease

Monday, February 10th, 2014

From the National Institute of Mental Health:

“People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression than otherwise healthy people. Angina and heart attacks are closely linked with depression. Researchers are unsure exactly why this occurs. They do know that some symptoms of depression may reduce your overall physical and mental health, increasing your risk for heart disease or making symptoms of heart disease worse. Fatigue or feelings of worthlessness may cause you to ignore your medication plan and avoid treatment for heart disease. Having depression increases your risk of death after a heart attack.

Download the full brochure in English or Spanish: http://1.usa.gov/MFLWZX

 

Affordable Care Act (ACA) National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative has been created “to provide cross-disability information and support to Navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces.”

Access the NDNRC: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/

New app: Suicide Lifeguard

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Suicide Lifeguard is a free app, available on both Android and Apple devices, for anyone concerned that someone they know may be contemplating suicide. The app, created by the Missouri Suicide Prevention Project, includes warning signs, response tips and resources specifically for special populations, such as veterans and those that identify as LGBTQ.

More information: http://bit.ly/19FF0a7

Telebehavioral Health Training and Technical Assistance Series

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Interested in a suite of online training to establish telehealth services for mental health and substance use?  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-Health Resources and Services Administration, Center for Integrated Health Solutions offers just that!  After completing the training, participants will be able to identify service models and understand important pieces need to start a telebehavioral health program.

Find more information online: http://1.usa.gov/18Pzb3F

OK2Talk, Mental Health Online Community for Teens and Young Adults

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

“Teens and young adults who suffer from mental illness can feel hopeless and alone. Many don’t know what’s wrong with them but feel like it’s their fault. Those who understand what is happening fear they can’t be helped. Because of the stigma attached to mental illness, it’s often hard for those suffering and their families and friends to talk about what they’re going through. But help is available, and it works.”

The National Association of Broadcasters created OK2Talk, an online community for teens and young adults coping with mental health problems to encourage them to share their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.  Poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support can be shared in this safe, moderated space.

OK2Talk, http://bit.ly/18Wys0o

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children and of the benefits that they obtain through the support of others. Observed on the third Thursday of every November (one week before the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving), Children’s Grief Awareness Day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. In 2013, Children’s Grief Awareness Day is November 21.

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity for all of us to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child. An opportunity for all of us to recognize and support the millions of grieving children across the nation — the thousands of grieving children right in our own communities — the grieving children we know and see in our daily lives. Children’s Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need. http://bit.ly/1e57eIQ

Text, Talk, Act to Improve Mental Health

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

On December 5, 2013, join the national conversation on mental health, via cell phone. All over the country, on the same day, people will get together in small groups for one-hour discussions on mental health. “Text, Talk, Act on Mental Health” is designed to engage high school and college students in particular, using technology that is ubiquitous in their lives. Read more about it at Creating Community Solutions”: http://bit.ly/1bDmtWk

Partners in Health: Mental Health, Primary Care and Substance Use Inter-agency Collaboration Tool Kit

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Integrated Behavioral Health Project – Designed to help primary care clinics and behavioral health agencies forge collaborative relationships. Provides job descriptions, sample agreements and contracts, screening instruments and evaluation measures, operational forms, strategies and prototypes for integrating mental and physical services, practical advice, issues to consider when brokering agreements, and mutual role descriptions. http://1.usa.gov/GzXhYr

Depression During and After Pregnancy

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The MCH Library’s  Depression During and After Pregnancy Knowledge Path directs readers to a selection of current, high-quality resources about the prevalence and incidence of perinatal depression; identification and treatment; impact on the health and well-being of new mothers and their infants; and implications for service delivery. Health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers can use the knowledge path to learn more about depression during and after pregnancy, to integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve care, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.

Depression During and After Pregnancy Knowledge Path, http://bit.ly/1eN4KBV