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Dec

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Opioid Resources from the CDC

Posted by on December 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out Opioid Resources from the Centers for Disease Control, from a recent WebJunction newsletter. The resources have been especially gathered for public libraries.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Public Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments

One of the most important advances in treating serious mental illness in recent years is improving care for people experiencing a first onset of serious mental illness such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. It is known that early phases of mental illness can be identified, and then team-based coordinated specialty care treatment… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Nov

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Using Data To Improve Effective Responses To Individuals In Crisis

Posted by on November 7th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Crisis Intervention Teams have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has published a new report titled, Crisis Intervention Team Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice:… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Nov

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NIH Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on November 2nd, 2018 0 comments

Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits is an innovative portal that highlights the NIH’s health and wellness resources for the public.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

Sep

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Community Allostatic Load

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

I report recently published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focused on allostatic load at the community level. In partnership with RAND, they investigated whether community allostatic load affects how the community responds to traumatic events. To access the report, which includes a description of a framework for allostatic load, visit the Robert Wood Johnson… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Sep

24

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Inside our Minds Webinar

Posted by on September 24th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on November 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of November will feature guest speaker Alyssa Cypher, MPA from… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Webinars

Aug

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Scopes of Practice for Behavioral Health Professionals

Posted by on August 22nd, 2018 0 comments

Nearly one-fifth of the adult U.S. population is estimated to have a diagnosable mental illness. Mental and emotional well-being is essential to overall health, yet serious challenges exist in providing needed behavioral health care services to the population, and mental health disparities persist among minority and vulnerable populations. The University of Michigan’s Behavioral Health Workforce Research… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Reducing Suicide in Indigenous Groups

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Reducing the Incidence of Suicide in Indigenous Groups – Strengths United through Networks (RISING SUN) is an initiative of the U.S. Arctic Council Chairmanship. RISING SUN’s role in suicide prevention efforts include a toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policy-makers and researchers to measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities. Find out more about the toolkit.

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jul

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Patients Helping Patients Navigate Serious Mental Illness

Posted by on July 25th, 2018 0 comments

Peer navigators can help improve patient care. According to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Initiative (PCORI), around one in six adults in the U.S. have a mental health disorder, and “Minority populations are more at risk for serious psychological distress but only half as likely to receive mental health treatment as non-Hispanic whites.” Patients face many… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Jun

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13 Reasons Why Toolkit

Posted by on June 11th, 2018 0 comments

This toolkit was developed by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) in response to the popular Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why. SAVE brought together 75 experts in the fields of mental health, suicide prevention, education and healthcare to develop this toolkit, which provides trusted resources and practical guidance related to the difficult issues that the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Websites

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