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Teen Mental Health

August Newsletter

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 Suicide Prevention Awareness Week begins September 10 as the global community observes World Suicide Prevention Day. Speak up about suicide prevention by using #BeThe1To to tell others to know the signs, find the words and reach out to someone at risk. Visit Each Mind Matters and Know the Signs for valuable information about how to start conversations about suicide prevention. 

Suicide Prevention Message Takes Center Stage at VMA's
On Sunday night, rapper Logic took the stage at MTV's Video Music Award to perform "1-800-273-8255" named after the suicide prevention hotline. Read the story behind the anthem and watch the performance. 

Op Ed: Guidelines Necessary for Reports About Suicide
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 Media coverage about the passing of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington showed the disparities in reporting about suicide. LA Times writer Melissa Batchelor discusses how media outlets can report responsibly about this topic. Read the recommendations... 

Young Adult, Female Suicide Rate Reachers 40 Year High

According to the National Center for Health Statistics suicide rate for girls between the ages of 15-19 has doubled in the last decade. Learn how you can start a conversation about suicide prevention with your teen utilizing materials from the Know the Signs campaign.

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Researchers Identify Connection Between Mental and Physical Health

Scientists have learned that depression and obesity are entwined. Research continues to try to identify why. Learn more here...

New Study: 80% of People Experience Mental Illness
Researchers at Duke University found that mental illness is more common than previously believed and that with treatment many can and do live healthy lives. Get the details... 

Now Available: 2017 Suicide Prevention Awareness Week Toolkit

The new toolkit focuses on suicide prevention for men in their middle years. It includes tools such as a data briefing, hand-outs, a presentation and drop-in article to support outreach to this population. Download it today...


July Newsletter

National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation Team Up to Train 150,000 Mental Health First Aiders

Mental health matters. That’s the message behind a partnership between the National Council for Behavioral Health and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation to train 150,000 people in Mental Health First Aid by the end of the year.

Mental Health First Aid will hold trainings along all U.S. stops of Lady Gaga’s Joanne World Tour. In four cities – Sacramento, Omaha, Detroit and Denver – the trainings will be free-of-charge to participants. The partnership is part of Born This Way Foundation’s Channel Kindness Tour, a five-month series of activations youth engagement events and community gatherings the organization is hosting in coordination with the Joanne World Tour.

“Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation are true difference-makers for mental health. This commitment reflects the importance of teaching people how to help someone who is facing a mental health or substance use challenge,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health. Read More...