Mental Health Information Resources

The following was posted on the BHIC Blog.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
May 3, 2011
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day is a key strategy of “Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health“, which is part of the Public Awareness and Support Strategic Initiative by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The effort seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth. This year, the national theme will focus on building resilience in young children dealing with trauma. Watch the live webcast of the national Awareness Day event on May 3, 2011, starting at 7p.m. EDT. []

Preventing Suicide on College Campuses
College can be a stressful time, and the numbers bear that out. According to SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2008, young adults age 18 to 25 were more likely that adults age 26 to 49 to have had serious thoughts of suicide. The Campus Suicide Prevention Grants program supports colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide among students and to enhance services for students with depression, substance abuse, and other behavioral health problems that put them at risk of suicide. [SAMHSA News]

Continuity of Care for Suicide Prevention and Research
Report offers recommendations for the ongoing care of patients at risk for suicide who have been treated in rural or urban emergency departments and hospitals. [Rural Assistance Center Human Services Update]

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