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New Mental Health Resources/Events (Mental Health America)

  • 1.  New Mental Health Resources/Events (Mental Health America)

    Posted 10-26-2021 08:28:00 AM

    Launch of MHA's I AM NOT ALONE Website

    Mental Health America's new website, "I Am Not Alone," is a social networking website aimed at combating loneliness and isolation. "I Am Not Alone" is a space where anyone can post activities and events designed for people living with mental health conditions. Users can create, find, and attend activities based on shared interests. The site aims to kickstart the process of building new, meaningful friendships, particularly for those struggling with loneliness and isolation brought on by COVID-19.

      Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit

      November 5 - 6, 2021

      Day 1: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

      Day 2: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET

       

      IDONTMIND and Mental Health America, in partnership with YouTube will be hosting, Our Future In Mind: Mental Health Summit. Streaming live on YouTube, this free two-day summit gives individuals front-row access to the most innovative mental health organizations and campaigns in the world. Individuals will gain insight into how these advocates and organizations got started, and you'll learn (and unlearn) from young mental health experts to help others find their unique pathway into activism. It's time to take action. Register Today!

      • If you work with youth, share the event with them to get them involved and active in advocacy.

       

      2022 State of Mental Health in America Report  

      For the eighth year in a row, Mental Health America released its annual State of Mental Health in America report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on 15 mental health access and prevalence measures. In releasing this report, MHA aims to provide a snapshot of mental health status among youth and adults for policy and program planning, analysis, and evaluation; to track changes in the prevalence of mental health issues and access to mental health care; to understand how changes in national data reflect the impact of legislation and policies; and to increase the dialogues and improve outcomes for individuals and families with mental health needs.

      • Use this report to learn more about where your state ranks and let the data guide your advocacy efforts.


      Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Urgent Need for More Education, Services, and Supports

      In a continued effort to address the needs of youth, Mental Health America developed The Addressing the Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Urgent Need for More Education, Services, and Supports report as a call to action for policymakers, school administrators, students, and other mental health advocates to address the lack of education, supports, and services in schools, particularly in light of the current national crisis in youth mental health. In addition to outlining the need for more school-based mental health policies, the report also analyzes states that have had success implementing such policies and calls on the federal government to learn from state successes.

      • The report is particularly useful for students and advocates that are interested in pushing for more mental health education in their local areas by offering a tool that identifies the current mental health education legislation in each state and outlines key lessons from The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. (MHANYS), an affiliate of Mental Health America that helped to pass the first law in the nation requiring schools to teach students about mental health.


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      Adam Lustig
      Director, Center for Safe Schools
      National School Boards Association
      Alexandria, VA
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