May is Mental Health Month Web Links
Albany, NY (May 1, 2012)
Where in the World Wide Web will you go today? To celebrate May is Mental Health Month, we have compiled 31 interesting links to help you and your loved ones lead full and healthy lives. Check out some of these links to learn more about health, wellness, and emotional development.
Healing Trauma's Invisible Wounds focuses on the impact of traumatic events in individuals and communities. It is the 2012 May is Mental Health theme developed by Mental Health America.
Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. is the American Psychiatric Association's online resource for anyone seeking mental health information.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. The Lifeline's national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery oriented community based mental services.
HealthyPlace.com is the largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
Resilience can be defined as doing well in the face of challenges. How well does a child succeed when confronted with adversity? Read about the panel discussion, "The Resilient Child: Born or Built?" that the New York University Child Study Center recently presented.
Math anxiety is a real phenomena....Brain imaging studies reveals for the first time how brain function differs in people who have math anxiety from those who don't.
KidsHealth is more than just the facts about health. KidsHealth also provides families with perspective, advice, and comfort about a wide range of physical, emotional, and behavioral issues that affect children and teens.
Supporting Children's Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Educators is brought to you by the National Association of School Psychologists.
A recent study found that teens suffering from depression are at a greater risk of being bullied due to difficulties in establishing friendships amongst their peers.
Learn the signs of childhood depression so that you can intervene sooner, rather than later. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) provides an array of educational materials for families and care providers.
Help children discover the exciting world of the brain, spinal cord, neurons and the senses. Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.
The Family Advocacy Counseling and Training Services Program (FACTS) is a statewide support program for families and individuals who have sustained a brain injury prior to age 22. FACTS Coordinators are employees of the Brain Injury Association of New York State and are located in each region of the state.
Happy Mother's Day! Being a mom is hard work. Take care of yourself to take care of your family.
It's National Women's Health Week!
Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. If you are a woman, make your health a top priority. Take the steps to improve your physical and mental health by making an appointment to visit your health care professional today in honor of National Women's Checkup Day.
For women, your mental health is just as important as your physical health when it comes to living a vital and fulfilling life.
Spotlight on Men's mental health.
Stress reduction via Mother Nature….get outside!
Your brain loves berries. A new study from Harvard reveals that eating berries like strawberries and blueberries can stave off memory loss in older women.
It hurts seeing a spouse or loved one struggle with depression. Things you can do if you find yourself in this situation.
Living with Lupus can have a profound effect on a person's mental and emotional well-being. Understanding feelings of grief, fear, anxiety and depression can help to develop techniques for coping with them.
Dogs take the bite out of stress at work. A study revealed that man's best friend may make a positive difference in the workplace by reducing stress and making the job more satisfying.
Many Hispanics/ Latinos rely on their extended family, community, traditional healers, and/ or churches for help during a health crisis. As a result, thousands of Hispanics/Latinos with mental illness often go without professional mental health treatment. Access to culturally appropriate and effective care is critical.
Tai Chi has a powerful effect in older people to fight depression.
Yoga to treat high blood pressure and cardiac disease? A recent study suggests that yoga may be effective in treating patients with stress-related psychological and medical conditions.
What's so good about sports for kids? Research shows that, in addition to being fun, sports promote healthy development in many areas with positive effects that last into adulthood.
What do washing dishes, cooking, cleaning and gardening have in common? They've all been shown to lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides helpful information on coping with violence and traumatic events.
The Service Women's Action Network empowers servicewomen and woman veterans of all eras through groundbreaking advocacy initiatives and innovative, healing communities.
The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. The PTSD Coach was created by the Veteran's Administration (VA) National Center for PTSD and the Department of Defense's (DoD) National Center for Telehealth and Technology.
Stress can influence disease and health.
Discover ways to relieve stress in your daily life.
Kick the habit in observance of World No Tobacco Day. The New York State Smoker's Quitline has the resources and support to help you take the steps toward a healthier you.