Friday Five – Mental Health Awareness Month
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Every May since 1949, Mental Health America (@mentalhealtham) and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Mental Health America is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives and to bringing the topic of mental illness out of the shadows. MHA believes our bodies and minds work together and to be truly healthy our whole selves. This week’s Friday Five offers tips, resources, apps, webinars and a special episode of Conversations on Health Care all focused around mental health and its importance.
Conversations on Health Care: Why the Path to Mental Health Goes Beyond Science
Former National Institute of Mental Health director Dr. Thomas Insel discusses how he’s combining his long-standing neuroscience and genetics studies with advocacy for better patient services, which is a topic in his new book, “Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health.” On this episode hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter ask him about efforts to build public awareness and support for those with mental health issues.
Mental Health Matters All Year Long
New on the Beacon: Our Director of Clinical Programs, Christine DiNoia, BSN, RN, sat down to share how #mentalhealth affects people across all backgrounds and ways to understand what can be done to help the millions of people suffering silently.https://t.co/RV0zaLXz7z
— Lightbeam Health (@LightbeamHealth) May 13, 2022
Digital care: Ten leading mental health apps
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, Health Tech World has put together a list of ten of the most popular mental health apps for smartphones or tablets.
All of the following apps have at least a four star rating on the App Store from more than 1,000 reviews.
— Health Tech World (@healthtechworld) May 13, 2022
Biden-Harris Administration Fact Sheet: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month 2022
The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to addressing the nation’s behavioral health crises and strengthening mental health of all Americans. The Fact Sheet provides an overview of the Department’s efforts to address the nation’s behavioral health crises and strengthen mental health of all Americans.
As we recognize #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, HHS is committed to addressing the nation’s behavioral health crises and strengthening mental health of all Americans. https://t.co/x23iijPqoE pic.twitter.com/33HcoS8YZc
— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) May 3, 2022
Back To Basics: Impact Of Culture On Mental Health Conversations
This panel-style webinar will bring a variety of voices together to reflect on how culture has impacted the way they viewed or talked about mental health growing up. Panelists will also discuss how language and mental health literacy have played a role in caring for their mental health and wellness.
— Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm) May 17, 2022