Review this thematic paper about the Social Determinants of Mental Health to gain knowledge about the interacting forces that shape individual and collective levels of mental health and well-being, and the actions that can promote and protect good mental health! This paper provides a life-course perspective approach, demonstrates how risk exposures in formative stages of life can affect mental well-being many years later.
Mental Health America’s 2023 BIPOC Mental Health Toolkit provides free, practical resources, including information about how an individual’s environment impacts their mental health, suggestions for making changes to improve and maintain mental well-being, and how to seek help for mental health challenges.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a set of surveys that track behaviors that can lead to poor health in students grades 9 through 12. The surveys are administered every other year. Some of the health-related behaviors and experiences monitored are:
- Student demographics: sex, sexual identity, race and ethnicity, and grade
- Youth health behaviors and conditions: sexual, injury and violence, bullying, diet and physical activity, obesity, and mental health, including suicide
- Substance use behaviors: electronic vapor product and tobacco product use, alcohol use, and other drug use
- Student experiences: parental monitoring, school connectedness, unstable housing, and exposure to community violence
This toolkit has been specifically designed with our community partners in mind. It is the goal of Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) that this toolkit helps our community partners to disseminate information about behavioral health, prevention, and wellness, to the individuals and families they serve. It is CMHA-CEI’s hope that this will equip our partners with easy-to-use and useful information for their audiences. This Facebook Toolkit will increase awareness, promote local resources and training opportunities, and reduce stigma around behavioral health issues affecting our communities.
Suicide is a serious global public health problem that demands our attention butpreventing suicide is no easy task. Current research indicates that the prevention of
suicide, while feasible, involves a whole series of activities, ranging from provision of the best possible conditions for bringing up our children and young people, through accurate and timely assessment of mental disorders and their effective treatment, to the environmental control of risk factors.
This website provides information on the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, descriptions of research-based treatment options, and videos of Veterans sharing their own inspiring stories of recovery (military/veteran specific)
This pdf was created by Michigan Health Endowment Fund to help individuals and organizations select mental wellness apps that are evidence based for the target behavior and situation
NorthCare Network ensures that every eligible recipient receives quality specialty mental health and substance use disorder services and supports through the responsible management of regional resources.
Webinar hosted by the MIHEN with CMU students discussing mental health tips for students during a pandemic.
This guide provides information on common mental health disorders in young people (and the medications that are often used to treat these), tops on identifying substance misuse and steps to making informed decisions about evaluation and treatment for co-occurring disorders.