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    Peer support

  1. NNED Virtual Roundtable – Workplace Environment Matters: Strategies to Support & Retain Behavioral Health Staff Providing Services to Diverse Ethnic and Racial Populations

    When behavioral health organizations create environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable, staff are more likely to feel valued, experience a sense of belonging, and want to stay. Creating this kind of work environment often involves examining and breaking down structures, policies, and practices to address barriers and challenges that...
  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. First Responders Helping Others with Mental Health and Reminders to Care for Themselves

    Creating Safe Scenes training course from SAMHSA is designed to help police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel respond to calls involving someone experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Creating Safe Scenes presents information about mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and trauma; offers guidance on de-escalating scenes with...
  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. Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

    According to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or depression, making maternal mental health concerns the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S. And even though these mental illnesses affect millions of women each year, new research shows 20 percent of...
  9. Mental Health Services for Latino Youth: Bridging Culture and Evidence

    Because one in four Americans under the age of 18 is Latino, UnidosUS frames the current lack of widespread services as a national concern that potentially can be reformed through funded research and policy. The report recommends reaching Latino youths by using tactics such as hiring bilingual, culturally competent practitioners...