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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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