1. Alternative Treatments for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Many groups are exploring and examining possible alternative treatment methods to help military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  These methods include mind-body therapy, acupuncture, yoga and complementary alternative treatments, and meditation. Population of focus: veterans Links to resource: Read the article Mind–Body Therapy for Military Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review...
  2. Gathering of Native Americans Builds Resiliency Among Native Youth

    For native youth growing up in cities, feelings of isolation and lack of cultural identity can put them at greater risk for making unhealthy choices, including the use of alcohol and other drugs. To address these risk factors, the Native American Health Center (NAHC) sought to create an opportunity where...
  3. IMARA: Family-based HIV Prevention Program for African American Teens and their Mothers

    Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible about AIDS (IMARA) is a family-based HIV prevention program that helps African American teenagers and their mothers work together to address risk behavior, improve parent-teen communication, and practice conflict resolution.  IMARA aims to reduce the incidence of HIV in black female populations through strengthening family...
  4. PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System

    Annually, over 1 million youth are involved in the American juvenile justice system. They experience more mental illness, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections than their non-adjudicated peers. However, few evidence-based interventions exist to address these problems. Led by Geri Donenberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), a randomized trial called PHAT...
  5. The Value of Peer Support

    When youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not realize the potential for long lasting effects. It can be challenging to ask for help. As a result, youth often work to make sense of...
  6. The National Mentoring Partnership Empowering At-Risk Youth

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has developed the National Mentoring Month Toolkit, an online resource to help local mentoring programs promote their activities during the month-long observance of National Mentoring Month. The toolkit includes materials for social media, media outreach, public outreach and advocacy, and corporate engagement. Mentoring is a critical component...
  7. Addressing Depression and Stress in African American Men

    The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit also aims to communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and...
  8. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...