Mental Health America has launched a new #B4Stage4 (Before Stage 4) campaign. The campaign reminds us that when we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. That is what we should be doing with mental health conditions as well. Learn more about #B4Stage4 and @B4Stage4. Learn more about the campaigns and about mental health screening.
Depression is a common, yet serious illness. It interferes with daily life and causes pain for both the people who experience and those who care about him or her. Many people who have depression never seek treatment. But the majority, even those with the most severe depression, can get better with the right treatment. NIMH offers concise yet comprehensive information about the types of depression, its causes, signs and symptoms and treatments.
#StrongerTogether is a new joint initiative of The New York State Office of Mental Health today and The Huffington Post to educate the public, increase awareness, and provide help to those at-risk of suicide. Explore #StrongerTogether .
Warning signs indicate that someone may be at risk of suicide currently and require an immediate response tailored to that individual and his/her situation. Learn the Warning Signs that someone may be at risk. Read our page about How To Be Helpful to Someone Who Is Threatening Suicide.
Back to school can be stressful
To help you support your child’s return to school Metal Health America offers several resources to help parents and caregivers recognize and address the challenges our students face, including the problem of bullying.
Back to College can also be a challenging time. Mental Health America has also developed materials to help our college students be at their best and to help freshmen with the transition. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/back-campus
More help to Address Bullying:
SAMHSA releases a free KnowBullying app to help parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child build the foundation for a strong relationship, and help prevent bullying.
The KnowBullying app includes: Signs that a child may be affected by bullying, suggestions about starting the conversation, information about social media, and more. The free KnowBullying app is available for Android and iPhone®.