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October 23, 2017

Facts about depression you might not know

The scope of depression within the sphere of mental health is fairly well-known. It is one of the most common mental health disorders in the world, with roughly 16% of the adult US population said to experience it at some point....

May 30, 2017

Mental Health First Aid USA has launched Be the Difference, a new campaign to encourage people to learn the skills to help people experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge.

“Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with...

May 25, 2017

Alcohol, drug, violence and self harm among teens need similar attention

May 14, 2017

Message from the Director

The Office of Women's Health welcomes Dr. Scott Gottlieb as th

e 23rd Commissioner of Food and Drugs. Dr. Gottlieb has a history of commitment to public health and safety. We look forward to supporting his leadership. 

This week is National...

May 5, 2017

It’s May Mental Health Awareness Month.  We at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention have some mental health and suicide prevention tools and resources you need to stay aware and take action if you or the people in your community need help.

As part of our eff...

March 28, 2017

Originally Published: January 26, 2017

WHY THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE IS NEWSWORTHY OUTSIDE THE CONTEXT OF MASS VIOLENCE

We now live in an age where we aren’t surprised to learn of episodes of mass violence on the evening news. It’s a growing problem in the Uni...

December 27, 2016

Healing from trauma via personal narrative is a hot topic, but Dr. Meagan Corrado noticed a glaring disconnect in the literature.

Corrado places the genesis of her own approach, now called Storiez, between finishing her master’s degree in social services at Br...

December 17, 2016

Social workers’ unique education and perspective makes them arguably more qualified than any other profession to serve politically in their communities. Jennifer Vallejo, a licensed clinical social worker from Long Beach, decided she wanted to use what she’s learned as...

July 18, 2016

Chirlane ​McCray wants to train New Yorkers in what’s called “mental-health first aid.”​

Chirlane McCray is one of those public figures whose life stories seem almost designed to fascinate us. She is a poet, a social-justice advocate, a founding member of the iconic bla...

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