Discover NIMH: PTSD Awareness Month; Men's Health Week

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Community Outreach

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. 

NEWS AND EVENTS


June is PTSD Awareness Month 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Anyone can develop PTSD, including children, teens, and adults.

For PTSD Awareness Month, share statistics and information on the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for PTSD on our health topic page or download our brochures. Help raise awareness about PTSD by sharing information and graphics based on the latest research.

Use the social media message and graphic below to educate your community about PTSD. 

Anyone can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at any age. This includes children, teens, and adults who have been through an accident, disaster, or other serious event. Learn more about the symptoms, causes & treatment for PTSD: https://go.usa.gov/xwr9u #PTSDAwarenessMonth #shareNIMH

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Men's Health Week is June 14-20

Men's Health Week is June 14-20, 2021. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men with mental illnesses are less likely to receive mental health treatment, and men are more likely to die by suicide than women. Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental disorder is the first step toward getting treatment. 

Learn more on the men and mental health topic page and download a free brochure on men and depression

Men with mental illnesses are less likely to have received mental health treatment than women in the past year. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, learn how to get help: https://go.usa.gov/xyqTk. #MensHealthWeek #shareNIMH

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FEATURED RESOURCES


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know

 

ADHD is not just a childhood disorder. Many adults who are struggling with ADHD don’t know that they have it. Know the signs and symptoms. https://go.usa.gov/x63HF#shareNIMH

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NIMH Strategic Plan: One Year Later

It's been just over a year since NIMH launched the Strategic Plan for Research. Learn more about the exciting progress we've made toward our goals: www.nimh.nih.gov/SP2020

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