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The Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness (BLOSSOM) Virtual Symposium is a 3-day event focused on library staff and their health and wellness. The speakers include NNLM Associate Director Nisha Mody and NNLM GMR Community Engagement & Outreach Specialist Bobbi Newman. Register today to tune in on March 24-26, 2021!
The Mental Health America (MHA) 2021 Report on the State of Mental Health in America is out. In the above links you will find a Collection of Data across all 50 states and the District of Columbia answering the following questions: How many adults and youth have mental health issues? How many adults and youth… Read More »
Have you been feeling more stressed than usual? Many people are during these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has many people feeling overwhelmed. Everyone feels stress sometimes. It’s a natural response to a challenge or demand. Stress can come from the day-to-day pressures of work and family. January’s NIH News in Health issue provides evidence… Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted or cancelled many people’s plans for the upcoming winter months and holidays. With so many changes taking place, the thought of organizing can be overwhelming. Noted here are a few resources to keep in mind: Find information on food safety Create a menu and browse recipes View guidance for… Read More »
The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research. During the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More »
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new mobile app, My Mental Health Crisis Plan, which allows individuals who have serious mental illness (SMI) to create a plan to guide their treatment during a mental health crisis. The app was developed through SMI Adviser, a project funded by SAMHSA and administered by… Read More »
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The U.S. observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, sometimes referred to as LatinX Heritage Month, kicks off on September 15 and ends October 15. Several important, historical events land within this period, including Independence Day for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, on September 15, Mexico’s following on September 16, and Chile’s on September… Read More »
The Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) created the resource #LookToLibraries to help librarians, parents, and caregivers to provide resources to children that promote mental well-being during times of uncertainty and change. Resources include tips for modeling safe use of digital devices and recommended reading lists to help children learn and cope.
The Compassion in Action Webinar Series will describe ways faith and community groups are addressing the needs of those with mental illness and their caregivers. Through the Compassion in Action Guide and this webinar series, the hope is to encourage more faith communities to walk with and provide community for a lifetime to people with… Read More »
The American Red Cross‘s Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19 is an online course designed to help individuals support themselves and lend support to others during and following the COVID-19 outbreak. The topics covered in the course include recognizing stress, practicing mental health first aid, caring for yourself, supporting your family and… Read More »
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