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Raising awareness by sharing information and starting conversations about mental health is key in reducing stigma and increasing the likelihood that teens will seek mental health care when they need it. NAMI created Say it Out Loud toolkit to get teens talking about mental health. Say it Out Loud gives adults the tools they need… Read More »
In continuing with our Mental Health Month themed blog posts, I’d like to thank the Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), for sharing their Mental Health Issues page. From this page, I discovered the Mental Health Toolkit created by the Mental Health America organization. Mental Health America (MHA) was founded in 1909,… Read More »
We are halfway through National Mental Health Awareness Month, and one resource promoting both research and public engagement is the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving… Read More »
Register now for the Caring for the Mind webinar, taking place on May 21, 2019 from 9-10 HT/12-1 PT/1-2 MT/2-3 CT/3-4 ET. Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their… Read More »
Speaking Up About Mental Health! NIH invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to submit essays that explore ways to address the stigma and social barriers that adolescents from racial and ethnic minority populations may face when seeking mental health treatment. The essays should describe a teen’s understanding of a specific mental health issue and… Read More »
Because mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)(link is external) recognizes the importance of scientific research to advance medical breakthroughs. To help raise awareness, May is recognized by the National Health Observances as Mental Health Month(link is external). The NNLM Reading Club… Read More »
Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. This year is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, to explore the topics of… Read More »
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The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, in partnership with the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, and in collaboration with the Rural Health Information Hub. This toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations… Read More »
The 2019 theme, Come as You Are, highlights the National Eating Disorders Association’s (NEDA) movement towards inclusivity in the greater eating disorder community and their goal of unifying the field of eating disorders. In particular, Come as You Are sends a message to individuals at all stages of body acceptance and eating disorders recovery that… Read More »
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