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Apr

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Addressing Public Health Crises: Suicide and Opioid Addiction

Posted by on April 6th, 2017 0 comments

During National Public Health Week, April 3-9, we celebrate the progress we’ve made helping people live healthier lives and those public health professionals who have helped us make that progress. But one hallmark of public health is life expectancy, and the United States just experienced a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Public Health, Rural

Mar

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Resources for Addressing Mental Health

Posted by on March 29th, 2017 0 comments

Addressing Mental Health in African Americans Through FAITH Learn more about a partnership between faith community leaders and researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in this NIMHD Blog post by Dr. Tiffany Haynes and Fay Boozman from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Campaign to Change Direction PSAs “The Substance Abuse and Mental… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns

Feb

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Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda

Posted by on February 14th, 2017 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda, a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint that highlights the extent to which behavioral health challenges affect Native communities, in addition to strategies and priorities to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives…. Read More »

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

Feb

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Memory Affected by Cancer Treatment

Posted by on February 4th, 2017 0 comments

Many people are living longer with cancer because of major advances in diagnosis and screening as well as better treatments. But cancer treatment can have an impact on memory, sometimes referred to as “chemobrain.” From NIHSeniorHealth.gov you can learn how cancer treatment can affect memory and find tips to help improve memory and concentration after cancer treatment, see… Read More »

Posted in: Chronic Disease, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Jan

31

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Effects of Severe Weather on Behavioral Health

Posted by on January 31st, 2017 0 comments

A recent SAMHSA newsletter article discusses the impact of severe weather on mental health. The piece includes some “disaster mental health tips” and links to resources to help communities develop “thoughtful approaches that consider behavioral health preparations and responses to severe storms and other disasters.”

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, Public Health

Jan

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SHEC’s Cultural Competency Webinar Series

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups Webinar The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. The guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 regional health equity councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Jan

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SHEC's Cultural Competency Webinar Series

Posted by on January 5th, 2017 0 comments

Mental Health in Ethnically Diverse, LGBTQIA and Youth Groups Webinar The Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) released its Cultural Competency Resource Guide last fall 2015. The guide was comprised of resources, trainers, institutions, and publications about cultural and linguistic competency that can be shared with the 10 regional health equity councils (RHECs), stakeholders, and partners… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Webinars

Dec

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Coping with the Holidays

Posted by on December 21st, 2016 0 comments

Sometimes the holidays can be very stressful. Here are some resources from the MedlinePlus Health Topics pages that can help you cope. Mental Health and Stress National Center for Complementary and Integrative: Health Relaxation Techniques https://nnlm.gov/bhic/qsvc Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health: Good Mental Health https://nnlm.gov/bhic/ykmf  National Center for Complementary and… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health, Public Health, Websites

Dec

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MedlinePlus: Your Source for Making and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on December 19th, 2016 0 comments

In addition to health topic pages on mental and physical conditions, MedlinePlus has numerous resources for improving one’s overall wellness. The Mental Health page has advice on letting go of grudges, managing your anger and “cultivating contentment.” Are you looking to ways to drink less? Check out the Alcohol and Alcoholism pages. Do you want… Read More »

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Nov

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Holiday Mental Health texts from MedlinePlus

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on Holiday Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season. Users… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News

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