Discover NIMH: Seasonal Affective Disorder; National Family Caregivers Month

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Discover NIMH is a newsletter from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to help community advocates and health professionals raise awareness about mental disorders and the importance of mental health research. Find free education and outreach materials in this newsletter and on our Education and Awareness portal to share with your community. We encourage you to use the hashtag #shareNIMH to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. 


Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. The decrease in daylight that occurs as the U.S. heads into the winter months can increase feelings of depression in some people.

More Than Just the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. Read more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for SAD: #shareNIMH

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

Nationwide, millions of caregivers support aging parents, ill spouses, or other loved ones with disabilities at home. Being a caregiver can take an emotional and mental toll on the family member providing care. 

NIMH has several resources to help caregivers identify and understand their own stress. 

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5 Things You Should Know About Stress

Stress is how the brain and body respond to demands such as work, school, or major life changes. It's important to pay attention to how you deal with stress to know when to seek help. Learn more at #shareNIMH

I'm So Stressed Out!

This fact sheet provides information on the differences and similarities between stress and anxiety, why it's essential to manage stress and anxiety, and tips for coping. 

Life can be stressful. If you are struggling to cope, or the symptoms of your stress or anxiety won’t go away, it could affect your health. Learn more at #shareNIMH

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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you. #shareNIMH

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November 19 is Rural Health Day

Approximately 60 million people live in rural areas, which make up 97% of the land area in the United States. Join the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences for the 2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19. The seminar will bring together researchers, medical practitioners, and others to explore topics in rural health. 

Learn more and register online


Dr. Mary Rooney Discusses Managing ADHD

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If you missed NIMH expert Dr. Mary Rooney's Facebook Live discussion on managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents, you can watch the recording on YouTube. Dr. Rooney discussed signs, symptoms, treatments, and tips for helping children and adolescents manage ADHD during the pandemic.

Shareable Resources on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. For more information on the signs and symptoms, causes and risk factors, how ASD is diagnosed, and the treatments for ASD, visit our health topic page or download our brochure.

Help raise awareness about ASD by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

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