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Provides information on Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health disorders are one of the leading causes of disability among adolescents, affecting about one in five children in this age group. Infants and young children can also have mental health disorders that affect their relationships and overall development; about 1 in 10 children age birth to 5 experience social and emotional problems. Getting care and support for these problems early is essential to help prevent them from getting worse or interfering with growth and learning.
Shares information about SAMHSA's "Suicide Safe" free app that helps healthcare providers, in particular primary care providers, integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice and address suicide risk among their patients. Key features include patient and provider educational material, treatment locator, sample cases, and conversation starters.
Shares information about the new SAMHSA Disaster free app that is designed to help responders be ready, be prepared, and be confident in the event of an emergency. Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more—at the touch of a button from the home screen. Users also can share resources, like tips for helping survivors cope, and find local behavioral health services. And, self-care support for responders is available at all stages of deployment.
Shares information about SAMHSA's "KnowBullying" free app that can help parents talk their children about bullying. This app features strategies to prevent bullying for ages 3-6, 7-13, and teens; lists of warning signs to recognize if children are engaged in bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying; reminders to talk; and strategies for using social media to share success stories and offer advice.
Provides a printable informational brochure dedicated to raising awareness on child trauma. The brochure includes facts on the causes and effects of trauma and presents a list of other resources that can provide more information on trauma.
Presents a number of different statistics related to different types of child trauma including the number of children affected and the number of youth requiring hospital treatment for physical assault-related injuries. The infographic also summarizes important facts about childhood trauma, such as signs of traumatic stress and short-term and long-term effects.
Presents an example of how multiple Evidence Based Practices can be leveraged across several service providers to meet a range of mental health needs for children and youth. While a system of care such as this could potentially meet the needs of the majority of families in a community, the extent to which there is community capacity to implement these programs should be carefully assessed.
Helps coalitions, public health professionals, and other community stakeholders develop, implement, and evaluate a successful sustainability plan. The Guide provides a process for sustaining policy strategies and related activities, introduces various approaches to sustainability, and demonstrates sustainability planning in action with real-life examples.
Presents a guide and video for parents which provides helpful information on talking to their college- bound young adults about alcohol use consequences. The two resources focus primarily on the academic and health consequences of underage drinking during the first year of college.