Your integrated care team may include professionals from primary care, mental health, and substance use. To work together, they must understand how each sector works and what it takes to successfully integrate primary and behavioral healthcare. The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) worked with experts to produce a variety of skill development trainings for members of the integrated care team. These trainings are appropriate for primary care, mental health and substance use professionals, including social workers, psychiatrists, case managers and behavioral health consultants. Trainings can be taken at any time and are free of charge. http://bit.ly/1jWho5n
Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category
This month’s Healthy You, a consumer health health bulletin from the American Public Health Association, focuses on anxiety. The one page handout is available in English and Spanish and can be freely reproduced.
Download current and previous Healthy You handouts: http://bit.ly/UD9hur
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) is offering a webinar series dedicated to the behavioral health of girls.
“This six-part webinar series, Girls Matter, provides research, best practice and critical thinking on the topics that professionals working with girls and young women must know. Each session addresses a key area of what matters to adolescent girls today—including challenges, opportunities, and strategies for supporting girls.
SAMHSA has created this webinar series to: Increase the behavioral health workforce’s understanding of the needs and concerns of adolescent girls (primarily ages 12-18) and Bring visibility and attention to the specific behavioral health concerns of adolescent girls.”
- Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls (Tuesday, February 25, 2014)
- The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health Challenges of Adolescent Girls (Thursday, March 13, 2014)
- Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)
- Digital Girls: Confession, Connection, and Disconnection (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)
- Sanctuary and Supports for Girls in Crisis (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)
- The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports (Thursday, July 24, 2014)
Learn more and register for webinars: http://bit.ly/1jwm6T7
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
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
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/
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
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
“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.
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