"Mayday" Mental Health Awareness Saturday

Resources and Websites

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Lee County (NAMI)
  Dedication to mental health information, education and supportNAMI  is a non-profit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of consumers, family members, and friends of people with mental illnesses.  We provide FREE education and support programs for individuals, family members, providers and general public in Lee.
Information About Mental Health
  Provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health information. This site explains the basics of mental health, myths and facts, treatment options, disorders, symptoms, and how to get mental health help.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) http://www.nimh.nih.gov
  The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.SAMHSA.gov
  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center http://www.sprc.org
  SPRC is the nation’s only federally supported resource center devoted to advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. We provide technical assistance, training, and materials to increase the knowledge and expertise of suicide prevention practitioners and other professionals serving people at risk for suicide. We also promote collaboration among a variety of organizations that play a role in developing the field of suicide prevention.
Creating Community Solutions http://www.CreatingCommunitySolutions.org
  Creating Community Solutions, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, is an initiative designed to get people and communities talking about mental health. CCS is helping communities organize dialogues and has created resources to help event organizers and participants talk about mental health and take action in their communities.
The Institute of Medicine's Preventing Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2009/Preventing-Mental-Emotional-and-Behavioral-Disorders-Among-Young-People-Progress-and-Possibilities.aspx
  A report from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
Addressing Bullying http://www.stopbullying.gov
  Bullying can happen anywhere and to anyone. Help stop bullying at school, online, and in the community.
National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention http://www.promoteprevent.org
  PromotePrevent is proud to be part of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)—a leading global nonprofit organization established in 1958 that designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. 
Youth.gov http://Youth.gov
  Youth.gov (formerly FindYouthInfo.gov) was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 19 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth.
Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion http://promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov
  By sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community.
Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign http://www.samhsa.gov/children
  The Caring for Every Child's Mental Health Campaign seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children's mental health.
National Registry for Evidence-Based Programs and Practices http://www.samhsa.gov/nrepp
  NREPP was developed to help the public learn more about evidence-based interventions that are available for implementation.
National Center for Trauma-Informed Care & Alternatives to Seclusion & Restraint (NCTIC) http://www.samhsa.gov/nctic
  NCTIC supports interest in developing approaches to eliminate the use of seclusion, restraints, and other coercive practices and to further advance the knowledge base related to implementation of trauma-informed approaches.
Children's Mental Health Initiative Technical Assistance Center http://www.cmhnetwork.org/
  An alliance between communities, practitioners, families, agencies, alumni of system of care communities, and individuals that seek to share information, keep in touch, advocate for children’s mental health issues, and offer experience-based consultation and education to those interested in promoting the concept of systems of care.
National Consumer Technical Assistance Centers http://ncstac.org/
  The MHA Centers for Technical Assistance (MHATAC's) promotes mental health systems transformation by working with diverse racial and ethnic communities to conduct comprehensive community assessments, develop community coalitions, advocate for improved mental health services and conduct public education activities.

Date: May 20, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Special Suicide Remebrence Service at 2:30 PM
Info@MentalHealthSaturday.com Redeemer Lutheran Church
2950 Winkler Avenue Ext.
Ft. Myers Fl.