More than 19 million teens and adults in the US have symptoms of depression. October 5 is National Depression Screening Day®. The National Library of Medicine offers depression and mental health resources for a range of special populations to promote depression awareness and options for seeking diagnosis and treatment. Use these resources to locate information about depression for the general public, individuals who speak languages other than English, and Native American communities:
- General Public: Check the MedlinePlus Health Topics page on depression for links to resources for the general public, including information on symptoms, treatment, living with depression, health check tools, videos, and handouts for different populations. MedlinePlus Magazine features articles on depression in its Winter 2017 issue.
- Multiple Languages: Find information on depression in multiple languages through MedlinePlus or HealthReach. On HealthReach, find resources such as the patient handout Feeling Sad (in 14 languages) or Postpartum Depression (in 4 languages).
- Native Americans and Alaska Natives: The American Indian and Alaska Native Health portal offers a page of resources on mental health issues in Native American communities, including depression. Find personal narratives, information for researchers and health professionals, organizations and programs supporting Native American mental health, and health information specific to Native American communities.
Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:
- Coping With Grief: Life After Loss
Losing someone you love can change your world. There’s no right or wrong way to mourn. Finding healthy ways to cope with loss can help you make it through tough times.
- Spotlight on Brain Tumors: Do You Know the Symptoms?
A tumor in the brain isn’t like tumors in other parts of your body. Learning about the possible symptoms of brain tumors can help you know when to tell a doctor about them.
- Health Capsule: Robotic Device Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy
NIH researchers have been developing a robotic device to help improve the way children with cerebral palsy walk.
- Health Capsule: Prevent Your Teen From Distracted Driving
Teens aren’t experienced drivers. They’re still developing good judgment behind the wheel. As a parent, it’s your role to set the rules for your teen driver. Be your teen’s role model for good driving.
- Featured Website: Aging Information
Looking for advice about healthy aging? You can find what you need on the recently redesigned website from NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA).
NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!
The HHS Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2018 – 2022 is provided as part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 (GPRA-MA)(P.L. 111-352) to ensure that stakeholders are given an opportunity to comment on the plan. The strategic planning consultation process is an opportunity to refine and strengthen the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022. Public comments may be provided for each goal and objective, and should be submitted by October 27, 2017, through one of the following methods:
- using the comment box shown at the bottom of each page of the draft strategic plan
- emailing HHSPlan@hhs.gov
- faxing to (202) 690-5882
- sending mail to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Strategic Planning Team, Attn: Strategic Plan Comments, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 415F, Washington, DC 20201.