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Archive for the ‘Mental Health’ Category

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

 

 

Community Conversations About Mental Health

Friday, September 27th, 2013

MentalHealth.gov created a Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health.   The toolkit provides resources to hold a conversations about mental health.  It is comprised of three parts including an information brief, a discussion guide, and a planning guide.  The information brief is also available in Spanish.  Learn more at:  http://1.usa.gov/1bMJHOH

Continuing Education from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Psychological First Aid Online
PFA online includes a 6-hour interactive course that puts the participant in the role of a provider in a post-disaster scene. This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review. It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors. PFA online also offers a Learning Community where participants can share about experiences using PFA in the field, receive guidance during times of disaster, and obtain additional resources and training. This project was funded by SAMHSA, NCPTSD, NACCHO, and HHS Office of the Surgeon General, Office of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps.

Continuing Education Series
The NCTSN Learning Center provides free access to NCTSN experts and up-to-date, science-based information in the areas of assessment, treatment and services, training, research and evaluation, and organizational and systems change for traumatized children, adolescents, and their families. Continuing education credits are available for many courses in this expanding online catalog that has been developed for mental health professionals, parents and caregivers, policymakers, and others who work with and care about children and adolescents. (1.5 continuing education contact hours per 1.5 hour presentation.) Current courses include Crossover Youth and Trauma-Informed Practice, Culture and Trauma, Polyvictimization and Complex Trauma, and The Role of Trauma Among Families Struggling with Substance Abuse.

Psychological First Aid Online: http://bit.ly/1f1dcMD
Continuing Education Series: http://bit.ly/1gtPNkE