May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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As the school-year comes to an end, finals wind-up, and summer approaches, it seems appropriate that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Time to shake off some stress and learn more about mental health issues that may be affecting friends, family, or ourselves.

The American Psychological Association is concentrating on mental health in children:

  • May 7: A congressional briefing will feature Dr. Anthony P. Mannarino, Director of the Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, to report on public health systems available for children in need of mental health care/services. The APA will use Twitter to report on the event. Follow #HeroesofHope on May 7.
  • May 15: Dr. Nadine Kaslow of Emory University, and President-Elect of APA, will host a webcast on suicide prevention in youth.

Georgia State University

Georgia State University Library offers mental health resources on a variety of issues and age groups:

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One Response to May is Mental Health Awareness Month

  1. Great list of resources for further exploration on mental health across age and gender. The focus on mental health in children is especially important, as 1 in four children experience some kind of mental health issue.