Extending the Reach
Since the meeting, Partners have been sharing research findings and taking outreach ideas back to their organizations. NAMI New York State prepared a meeting summary that it shared with its constituents. NAMI Minnesota included a summary in its newsletter, as did MHA of Colorado. Other organizations plan to expand outreach to Veterans and conduct postpartum depression activities based on what was learned at the meeting. We look forward to hearing how other Partners are extending the reach of the information presented at the meeting into their communities.
Read the full meeting summary on the NIMH website.
Thank you to all the Partners for making the 2013 Annual Meeting a success!
Partners conduct outreach projects addressing mental disorders among children and adolescents, or mental health disparities.
Outreach Partners are getting out the word about opportunities for the public to participate in research.
MHA of Montana, with the assistance of NIMH DIRP, recently created two educational podcasts--one about the importance of clinical research, and the other about the NIMH research studies that are conducted at the NIH Clinical Center.
Through its monthly e-newsletter, NAMI New Jersey Science and Research Update, NAMI New Jersey aims to promote participation in clinical research to advance mental healthcare and knowledge. The recent issue highlights several NIMH-funded studies that are seeking participants.
Partners are teaming up with researchers in their states to promote clinical trials, and disseminate and apply research. Here are just a couple examples:
Implementation of Evidence-Based Interventions
Meeting Street, the Rhode Island Outreach Partner, is collaborating with NIMH grantee Dr. Stephanie Shepard-Umaschi of Bradley Hospital in East Providence, Rhode Island, to implement evidence-based interventions that promote children's social competence, emotional regulation, and problem solving skills to reduce behavioral problems.
Information Sharing about Rapid-Onset OCD, PANDAS
Partners provide opportunities for NIMH scientists and grantees to present their findings at local meetings and conferences.
University of Arkansas' Dr. John Fortney, an NIMH-funded investigator, presented at the NAMI Arkansas annual conference about the mental health needs and help-seeking behaviors of returning Veterans in rural community colleges.
Each year NAMI Minnesota partners with the University of Minnesota to organize a research dinner to highlight the newest research findings for the community. This year, the dinner featured four researchers, including NIMH-grantee Meredith Gunlicks Stoessel, who presented her research on the treatment of teen depression.
Outreach Connection is a service of the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program.
NIMH is seeking proposals from organizations interested in being Outreach Partners in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Proposals are due 5PM ET August 22, 2013.
New Look for NIMH Website
The NIMH website has a new look. Check it out!
Learn About NIMH Funding Priorities and Plans
Learn how Outreach Partners are addressing children's mental health and disparities across the country in the new NIMH Outreach Partner Map.
At the recent White House Conference on Mental Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the launch of MentalHealth.gov as an online resource for people looking for information about mental health. This website provides information about the signs of mental illness, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations about mental health.
Check out NIMH resources available to support upcoming annual mental health observances!
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental Illness Awareness Week
The NIMH Intramural Research Program in Bethesda, Maryland is seeking participants for the following trials. Spread the word.
Treatment of Severe Mood Dysregulation, SMD
Schizophrenia & Short-Term Memory
Bipolar Depression & Ketamine to Test Rapid Antidepressant Effects
The Program's National Partners are actively promoting NIMH research and trials.
The International Bipolar Foundation incorporates NIMH statistics into its presentations at schools and community events.
NIMH conducted a series of Twitter Chats in support of Brain Awareness Week and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. The following Outreach and National Partners were among the 660 participants in the chats:
East Texas Area Health Education Center
Missed the chats? Read the transcripts.
The next Twitter Chat will be held Thursday, June 27 at 11AM ET. Join us to ask your questions about PTSD.
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The Outreach Partnership Program, a nationwide initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health's Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL), works to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations. The program has 55 Outreach Partners representing all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, and over 80 National Partners, including professional, consumer, advocacy, and service-related organizations with a nationwide membership and/or audience.
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