Story of Our Symbol - The Mental Health Bell
Cast from shackles which bound them, this bell shall ring out hope
for the mentally ill and victory over mental illness. - Inscription
on Mental Health Bell
In recognition of Mental Health Month, the American Psychiatric Association
(APA) launched the 2007 "Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives" campaign
to help tear down stigma and provide free mental health information. Visit
website for real
stories, the "Let's
Talk Facts" (a brochure series designed to promote factual discussion
of psychiatric disorders and treatments) and more!
Hot Topics for Business
The hot topics for business are Mental
Health and the Workplace and Strategies for Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping
ALL people live mentally healthier lives. Visit Mental
Health America's website for information on:
Building Social Support
Managing Life’s Pressures
Staying Well When You Have a Mental Health Condition
Depression: Know the Signs
Stress: Know the Signs
- Helping Children Grow Up Healthy
- and More...
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization
dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental
illness and their families. Visit NAMI's
website for more information.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA was developed to provide information about mental health to users
of mental health services, families, the general public, policy makers,
providers and the media. For more information, visit SAMHSA's
website. The following are highlights of a few of the resources available.
a Difference a Friend Makes
This brochure is part of SAMHSA's National Anti-Stigma campaign which
is targeted to young adults and encourages them to set up and support
friends who have mental illnesses. This brochure provides information
and resources about recovery from mental illness, how to support a friend,
myths and facts about mental illness and more.
Mental Health Services
If you or someone you know needs to find mental health services, these
resources might be helpful.
Mental Health Friendly Workplace
This brochure contains information and tools for human resource professionals
and managers to use in developing a mental health friendly workplace.
Resources for Children’s Mental Health Week (May 4 – 10)
- Helping Children and Youth With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Systems of Care
This fact sheet provides basic information on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and describes an approach to getting services and supports, called “systems of care,” that helps children, youth, and families thrive at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.
- Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children With Mental Health Needs
The guide is intended to help parents and caregivers seek help for children with mental health needs. Information is provided on what parents and caregivers need to know, ask, expect, and do to get the most out of their experience with systems of care.
- Children’s Mental Health Facts: Bipolar Disorder
This fact sheet provides basic information on bipolar disorder in children and describes an approach to getting services and supports, called “systems of care,” that helps children, youth, and families thrive at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.
- Tips for Talking to Children After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Children respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may seem to be doing fine for weeks or months, then begin to show worrisome behavior. Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers to recognize problems and respond appropriately.
Resources for National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day (May 7)
Working with Transitioning Youth