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Sep

24

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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

22

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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

25

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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

25

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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

11

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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

May

29

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CDC CERC Webinar on Psychology of a Crisis in June

Posted by on May 29th, 2018 0 comments

The CDC’s CERC (Crisis & Emergency Risk Communication) webinar on the Psychology of a Crisis addresses how people process information differently during a crisis on June 5th.

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, Webinars

May

14

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Health Care Equity Community Engagement Toolkits

Posted by on May 14th, 2018 0 comments

The Association of American Medical Colleges has developed a set of community engagement toolkits to engage academic and local communities around the topic health care equity. The topics of these toolkits are Social Justice Behind and Beyond the Bars: Criminal Justice, Health, and Academic Medicine, Community Engagement; Precision Medicine, and Native Health and Communities, Social Justice;… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Apr

23

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Mental Health Funding Opportunity

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Mental Health Awareness Training grants. Activities within this program include those that will train others to respond appropriately to those with mental disorders, such as: training individuals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders; establishing links with school and/or community-based… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Scholarships and Grants

Apr

09

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SAMHSA Evidence- Based Practices Resource Center

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This agency has a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in America. Recently, SAMHSA made their Evidence-Based Resource Center available. This is a tool that allows clinicians, policy-makers and others… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

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