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Apr

27

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U.S. Suicide Rates are up 24 Percent since 1999

Posted by on April 27th, 2016 0 comments

Suicide rates in the United States rose 24 percent between 1999 and 2014, with young girls and middle-aged men accounting for the largest increases, the Centers for Disease Control reported recently. Awareness of the likelihood of suicide is an important step towards prevention. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers suicide prevention tools… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

Apr

14

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Fighting Mental Illness Stigma to Help End Health Disparities

Posted by on April 14th, 2016 0 comments

People like Dior Vargas are activity combating negative stigma surrounding mental illness. MentalHealth.gov provides facts, community conversation guides, and suggestions on talking with family and friends about mental illness (in English and Español). Image and links seen on National Minority Health Month Twitter chat, #NMHM16Chat

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Websites

Apr

12

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Want to Know How to Help a Friend?

Posted by on April 12th, 2016 0 comments

It can be challenging to know how to react when you notice a friend exhibiting signs of a mental health condition. It’s important first to be able to recognize those warning signs and to then be able to talk with your friend about their situation in a way that is comfortable for them. NAMI has created this infographic to… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

Mar

30

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Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health webinar

Posted by on March 30th, 2016 0 comments

From SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR An Introduction to Tele-behavioral Health: What’s New and Why it Makes Sense Webinar presented by Jay Ostrowki, National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00pm (EDT) To register for the webinar, visit http://1.usa.gov/1WYseXR This webcast is designed to help you… Read More »

Posted in: Inner City, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Rural

Mar

16

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A Snapshot of Behavioral Health Issues for Asian American/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Boys and Men

Posted by on March 16th, 2016 0 comments

From Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this meeting summary highlights issues specific to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) males. This report will provide clinicians with data on the prevalence of depression, suicide, and substance use disorder within the population. Pub id: SMA16-4959 http://1.usa.gov/1S4hq9c

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

Feb

17

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Behavioral Health Barometer 2015

Posted by on February 17th, 2016 0 comments

Behavioral Health Barometer, 2015 was published 2/2016. This report presents data about key aspects of substance use and mental health care issues, including rates of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, underage drinking, and the percentages of those who seek treatment for these disorders. Pub id: SMA16-BARO-2015. http://1.usa.gov/1XyeqUE

Posted in: Mental Health, Public Health

Feb

15

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Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids

Posted by on February 15th, 2016 0 comments

Webinar from the National Institute of Mental Health: “Webinar: Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 12pm – 1pm EST Presenter: Erin Berman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist How to identify an anxious child How to change anxious thinking The science and biological roots of anxiety in children How computer technology is transforming the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

Feb

09

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21-27

Posted by on February 9th, 2016 0 comments

The goal of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness) is to put the spotlight on eating disorders and improve public understanding of their causes, dangers and treatments. Millions of people across the country suffer from eating disorders, but by increasing awareness and access to resources, we can encourage early detection and intervention. Eating disorders have the highest… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health

Feb

05

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OMH Funding Opportunity: Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) (MP-CPI-16-002)

Posted by on February 5th, 2016 0 comments

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program (Announcement Number: MP-CPI-16-002). ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Scholarships and Grants

Feb

05

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Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Youth: What Peer Educators Need to Know

Posted by on February 5th, 2016 0 comments

Please join the Office of Minority Health Resource Center and Administration for Children and Families grantee Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse as they share innovative approaches to working with LGBTQ youth to build healthy relationships and communities. Attendees will learn about Love+, a domestic and sexual violence prevention project… Read More »

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

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