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Apr

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

We can use this month of April to raise awareness about alcohol abuse and take action to prevent it, both at home and in the community.

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

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April 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

Posted by on April 6th, 2018 0 comments

Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health

Mar

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Busting 5 Myths about Eating Disorders

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

In the United States, an estimated 30 million people may have an eating disorder in their lifetime. The March U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) blog post focuses on eating disorder myths

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health

Feb

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Posted by on February 26th, 2018 0 comments

AHRQ Academy is a resource dedicated to the integration of behavioral health and primary care. The information provided on the AHRQ Academy website is organized by experts in this field and includes research, expert insight, and suggestions for how to integrate behavioral health and primary care. The Academy also supports medication assisted treatment in primary… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Feb

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Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits

Posted by on February 12th, 2018 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health recently published five wellness toolkits. The topics of these toolkits include: Your Surroundings, Your Feelings, Your Body, Your Relationships and Your Disease Defense. Within each toolkit, view a checklist of actions one can take to improve their health within each topic area. The checklists can be quickly reviewed and accessed… Read More »

Posted in: Environmental Health, Mental Health, Websites

Jan

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Reports to Influence Healthy Communities

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018 0 comments

The American Psychological Association recently released a report titled, Stress and Health Disparities: Contexts, Mechanisms, and Interventions Among Racial/ Ethnic Minority and Low Socioeconomic Status Populations. This report presents research discussing stress as a contributor to health disparities. Included is information about how stress influences health disparities, the chronic diseases linked to disproportionate stress and… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

Jan

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Behavioral Health Among College Students Information and Resource Kit

Posted by on January 17th, 2018 0 comments

SAMHSA has released a new information kit for college and university prevention practitioners, health center staff and administrators. The Behavioral Health Among College Students Information & Resource Kit “supports substance misuse prevention and mental health promotion initiatives on college and university campuses.” It includes “fact sheets, extensive resources, PowerPoint slides, and more.” For a brief overview of… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Substance Addiction and Misuse

Dec

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Resources to Relieve Holiday Stress for Special Populations

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

The holiday season can be a time of joy, but it can also be a time of major stress.  Financial worries, family expectations, and other causes of stress may lead to both mental and physical symptoms, such as depression, irritability, and digestive problems. Find ways to help relieve stress during the holidays through National Library… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Multilingual, National Library of Medicine News

Dec

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Self-Care Resources from Mental Health First Aid

Posted by on December 18th, 2017 0 comments

Join the #BeTheDifference Healthy Holiday Twitter chat on Thursday, December 21 from 2 to 3pm ET to learn and share tips, tricks, and tools for taking care of your mental health during the holiday season. To participate, follow @MHFirstAidUSA and use #BeTheDifference in your responses. Get started with some tips and tricks by Building Your… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

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American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines.

Posted by on December 14th, 2017 0 comments

The Indian Health Service announces the American Indian/Alaska Native Community Crisis Response Guidelines, to address suicide prevention cover prevention and early intervention. Developed to aid tribes who receive services through the Indian Health Service, the guidelines aid in obtaining assistance from across public and private resources. The guidelines recommend responsibilities and procedures for tribal communities,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

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