Mental Health Awareness Month: How you can help
(NCD)May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health First Aid: Sponsored by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Mental Health First Aid is “a skills-based training course that teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to mental health and substance use challenges.”Psychological First Aid: Supporting Yourself and Others During COVID-19: Hosted by the American Red Cross, this one-hour online course is “designed for anyone interested in learning techniques for supporting mental health during the COVID-19 crisis.” Even as coronavirus cases decline in some areas, the pandemic’s mental health effects are expected to linger for quite some time. Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: This self-directed guide, published by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, can assist those who are experiencing a mental health crisis and those seeking to help them. CDC’s Suicide Prevention Resources: Provides suicide prevention strategies and access to national suicide prevention hotlines. In addition to these resources, there are state-based programs and organizations that may provide other mental health training opportunities.wftv.com
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Heres how you can find help and show support
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and is a good time to assemble a support team to learn how to be an ally to those who may be struggling. What is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in May of 2008, the US House of Representatives announced July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health America self-help materials: if you are feeling like you may need mental health assistance, Mental Health America has dedicated a site full of resources ranging from self-help to self-screenings, finding health care providers, tips for starting conversations about mental health, exercises for combating negative thoughts, finding support groups and so much more. Crisis assistance by Mental Health America: if you are in crisis, Mental Health America has resources that can help you.