College & Career Issues

Watch Your Words: Why Mental Health Awareness Should be Year Round

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May is Mental Health Awareness month. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Nina Rifkind believes mental health should be a focus throughout the year. There is research that proves that many chronic illnesses are caused by anxiety. Schools today do not have a comprehensive health curriculum that talks intelligently and informs students about the importance of mental health.

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

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Nina Rifkind

The State of Mental Health in the U.S.-Improving Awareness

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Mental health issues are prevalent in the US and there is a negative stigma around these issues. Increased suicide numbers can be attributed to mental health issues. To help support mental health, there are actions that we should take to keep each other healthy.

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Regis College

Mental Health Conditions

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This article highlights the prevalence of mental illness and provides an overview of multiple illnesses and disorders that result from mental illness.

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NAMI

Mental Illness

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Mental health concerns can turn into illnesses. There are many symptoms that accompany a mental illness. Seeking medical help is suggested. There are causes and risk factors that can be monitored in individuals.

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Mayo Clinic

Prevention of Mental Disorders

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This summary report includes interventions and policy options to support individuals with mental health disorders. Some of the interventions include how to support parents with mental illnesses, improving nutrition, and reducing stress at work.

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World Health Organization

Black & African American Communities and Mental Health

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The prevalence of mental health issues in the African American community is high. There is a negative stigma against addressing and seeking help for mental health issues which aids in an increase in mental health issues.

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Mental Health America

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

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This blog post discusses how prevalent mental illnesses are in adults, teenagers, and children. It defines what a mental illness is and steps you can take to help someone with a mental illness.

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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

Author:

Jean Holthaus, LISW, MSW

Resources and Programs

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This website provides resources to support individuals who are considering or have attempted suicide.

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Suicide Prevention Resource Center