1. LGBTQ Community and Suicide Resources

    Suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth ages 15–24, and LGBTQ youth are more likely than their peers to attempt suicide. As the Institute of Medicine has noted, LGBT youth are typically well adjusted and mentally healthy. However, they experience higher rates of mental health challenges and...
  2. Value of Peers

    Peer support  encompasses a  range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality called “peerness”—between a  peer support   worker and person in or seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope. Peer support  offers...
  3. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Moving Forward: Diverse Community Perspectives and Strategies on Trauma, Healing, and Trust

    Trauma, trauma-informed care and the connection between traumatic exposure and mental health are hot topics. The growing discussions across the spectrum of research, clinical practice, community and service systems – mental health, education, criminal justice, child welfare, etc.—and increased awareness of the role trauma in peoples’ lives is creating a...
  4. The Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 5

    The Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 5: Indicators as measured through the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, is one of a series of national, regional, and state reports that provide a snapshot of behavioral health in the...
  5. New Perspectives to Advance Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

    The American Journal of Public of Health (AJPH) recognizes the importance of National Minority Mental Health Month. In this special supplement funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), AJPH presents research and perspectives focused on expanding methodological approaches to monitor and reduce health disparities for minority populations....
  6. Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

    Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program, offered by Think Cultural Health through the Office of Minority Health, is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic...
  7. Developing a Culturally Tailored Intervention for Diverse Populations

    Social workers strive to use interventions and treatments that are evidence-based (EB). However, many EB interventions are not validated with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic populations. Regarding autism intervention research, of 408 studies on 27 EB practices only about 18% of the studies reported race, ethnicity, or...
  8. Suicide Surveillance Strategies for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

    This report summarizes findings and recommendations from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) exploration of suicide surveillance among American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country. Each section describes challenges and provides strategies and resources to help AI/AN communities gather data on suicide to inform and evaluate their...
  9. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Building the Evidence: Innovative Partnerships to Move Community-Defined Evidence to Best Practice

    This NNED virtual roundtable explores the potential for broad partnerships to build the evidence of effectiveness for behavioral health best practices in diverse communities. Panelists provide a brief history of community-defined evidence and practices in behavioral and mental health, and recognize evidence on a spectrum. They also discuss strategic partnerships...
  10. Resources for Native American Heritage Month 2018

    November is Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). NAHM is a national celebration of the rich heritage, cultures, traditions and contributions of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities in the U.S., and a time to raise awareness about AI/AN health gaps and disparities by providing a platform to discuss the...