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Jul

07

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Telehealth: Mapping the Evidence for Patient Outcomes from Systematic Reviews

Posted by on July 7th, 2016 0 comments

AHRQ released this report based on research conducted by the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC). The information in this report is intended to help health care decision makers—patients and clinicians, health system leaders, and policymakers, among others—make well-informed decisions and thereby improve the quality of health care services. The study identified 1,494 citations about… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health, Rural

Jun

15

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Traumatic events – Preparing, Responding, and Coping

Posted by on June 15th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a number of resources regarding preparing for, responding to, and coping with traumatic events. DIMRC Coping with Disasters, Violence and Traumatic Events, http://1.usa.gov/1Nwmm1n Disaster Lit®  searches Health care tools and information for surge response, http://1.usa.gov/262AwD5 Resources for the professional response workforce on shooting incidents, http://1.usa.gov/1Uzixwl Self-care and coping resources for… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Websites

Jun

14

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NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters

Posted by on June 14th, 2016 0 comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched Moms’ Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born. The NIH has developed free materials in English and Spanish, including an action plan,… Read More »

Posted in: Mental Health

Jun

13

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June NIH News in Health

Posted by on June 13th, 2016 0 comments

This month’s issue of NIH News in Health includes: Can You Lengthen Your Life? Seeking Allergy Relief Complementary Approaches for Depression Featured Website: Prescription Drug Abuse NIH News in Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/

Posted in: General, Mental Health

Jun

13

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Help for Emotional Distress following Mass Violence

Posted by on June 13th, 2016 0 comments

People dealing with emotional distress from the Orlando shooting or any other disaster are encouraged to use the Disaster Distress Helpline. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): “Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for support and counseling. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health

Jun

02

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Disparities within Serious Mental Illness Report from AHRQ

Posted by on June 2nd, 2016 0 comments

The primary goal of this Technical Brief is to describe and review the effectiveness of interventions that address disparities among adult patients with serious mental illness (SMI). The report is based on research conducted by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)…. Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Senior

May

25

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SAMHSA Data Archive

Posted by on May 25th, 2016 0 comments

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration has added new features to its Mental Health Data Archive, and more enhancements are planned for the future. Use the archive to find and analyze datasets: http://bit.ly/1XxNhCO

Posted in: Mental Health

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

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