The Alaska Suicide Prevention Plan was written by the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council. The plan addresses the scope of Alaska's suicide problem and provides communities with a suicide prevention strategy.
Published annually by Mental Health America, the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.
Website provides a brief description of commonly abused drugs, their street names and physiological effects of drugs. Website contains an extensive list of publications on commonly abused drugs written for parents, teachers and students.
Healthfinder.gov provides access to over 1'600 health and mental health topics. Some of the interactive tools available from Healthfinder.gov include a Stress-O-Meter test for children, and a Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) screening test for adults.
MedlinePlus provides trusted health, mental health and behavioral information written in an easy to understand manner. Online resources include a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary and drug & supplements information.
SAMHSA was established in 1992 to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities. Website has links to substance abuse, mental health prevention, treatment and recovery information.
The adult Mental Health First Aid course is appropriate for anyone 16 years and older who wants to learn how to help an adult person who may be experiencing a mental health related crisis or problem. Topics covered include first aid around anxiety, depression, psychosis, and addictions.
The Alaska Training Cooperative lists Mental Health First Aid training under the Training Solutions heading-then Ongoing Training
Teen Mental Illness 101: A California State Library Webinar presented on November 10, 2016
Webinar describes methods based on education and real life stories that can be used to decrease the stigma around teen mental illness.
"Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible."
"Relaxation exercises are easy to learn and implement and can be remarkably effective in addressing stress, test anxiety, all kinds of phobias and other similar concerns."
These two progressive relaxation tapes from the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York are freely available and may be downloaded.
The California State Library, in collaboration with the County of Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles Public Library, has created an 8-part video series that addresses different aspects of mental illness and how library staff can best respond
The Shrink Rap Radio and Wise Counsel podcasts by David Van Nuys, Ph. D. (prof. emeritus, Sonoma State University) offers access to over 300 audio interviews with psychologists on a wide variety of mental health topics.
The National Center for PTSD has created five educational whiteboard videos for the Public and Veterans. The following short animated videos use hand-drawn images to help you learn about PTSD and effective treatments.