Tag: Observances

  • Why You Should Care About Mental Health

    Oct 9, 2014
    By: RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General

    Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness, mental illness is varied and can affect people at all stages of life. In fact, at some time in their lives, nearly all Americans will be affected by a mental health or substance use disorder in themselves or their families.

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    Tagged Suicide Prevention | Youth | Depression | Observances

  • Suicide is On My Mind

    Sep 10, 2014
    By: Kimberly Konkel, Associate Director for Health, HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    This World Suicide Prevention Day, an experience Sister G, a Mormon missionary, shared with me comes to mind. Sister G. was a widow whose husband, a neurosurgeon, died of brain cancer 5 years prior to her being my missionary partner.

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    Tagged Suicide Prevention | Observances

  • Three Words Everyone with Mental Illness Should Learn

    Jul 24, 2014
    By: Jessica Gimeno, Mental Health Advocate

    Young people are often told we’re too immature to understand pain. But I refused to be silenced. Instead, I cried louder. My turning point came when I was 18 years old and my friend Dina, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, committed suicide.

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    Tagged Youth | Depression | Bipolar | Observances | Help | Mood Disorders

  • Tell Your Story of Peer Support

    Apr 16, 2014
    By: Paolo Del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    To highlight the importance of peer support, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is making it the national focus of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day.

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    Tagged Youth | Families | Observances | Help