Crisis Care and Suicide Prevention SMVF

Implementing Best Practices and Improving Collaboration for Crisis Care and Suicide Prevention among High-Risk SMVF Date: June 10, 2020 Time: 1:30–3:00 p.m. ET With COVID-19 striking our crisis and public health systems, providers have been having increasing difficulty addressing the level of mental health needs caused by this life-changing virus. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services…

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May is Mental Health Month

With May just around the corner, Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to announce that our highly anticipated May is Mental Health Month toolkit is FINALLY HERE! Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events…

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SUICIDE PREVENTION: HISPANIC COMMUNITY OUTREACH

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month. As part of its Suicide Prevention awareness campaign, Henrico CSB-Prevention Services is partnering with the Hispanic Community to raise awareness. As reported by the CDC, Latina teens currently have the highest rate of suicide attempts of all adolescents in the US. Henrico CSB-Prevention services will be posting a Life-Line…

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MHFA Course Promotion Webinar

Quick, Easy Ways to Promote Your Courses Are you new to marketing and looking for ways to promote your Mental Health First Aid courses? This webinar – designed for marketing beginners – will provide you with advice you can put into action the very next day. Join us TOMORROW from 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET for…

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Speaking of Psychology: Dispelling the myth of violence and mental illness

Recent mass shootings have inevitably led to news reports of the suspected shooters’ mental health, but psychological research shows there is no clear link between mental illness and violence. In this episode, clinical and forensic psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD, talks about the misconceptions surrounding mental illness and violent behavior and how basic prevention efforts could help stop future violent events.

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Article – Mental Health First Aid

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-01-26/whats-involved-in-learning-mental-health-first-aid   What’s Involved in Learning Mental Health First Aid? Courses can teach you how to assess someone’s problem and offer concrete steps for treatment. Let’s say you’re at the gym, playing in your weekly pickup basketball game. Another player complains of chest pain, feels dizzy and heads to the bench. Chances are someone in the…

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