Discover NIMH: National Suicide Prevention 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. 


National Suicide Prevention Month

People are becoming more and more comfortable talking about mental health, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many people still find it hard to talk about suicide. NIMH is committed to reversing the trend of rising suicide rates and saving lives through research. 

Use the resources below to broaden the conversation and help educate your community about suicide prevention:

Join NIMH and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention for a #BeThere Twitter Chat

On September 1 at 2 pm ET, NIMH will be joining the @Action_Alliance for their #BeThere Twitter chat to talk about the role we all can play in suicide prevention. We hope to see you there! 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States and a major public health concern. Learn more about the warning signs of suicide, ways to help prevent suicide, and effective treatment options. #shareNIMH

Warning Signs of Suicide

Suicide is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit #shareNIMH #SPM21

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Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness

Being a teenager can be tough, but it shouldn’t feel hopeless. Share this infographic to help teens recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, and recognize when they might need to reach out to a trusted adult for more help. #shareNIMH

Teen depression infographic

Watch the NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress

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Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, discusses causes and triggers of stress and shares coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school. Watch a recording of the event on Instagram


NIMH has launched Información en español sobre la salud mental. This page contains links to NIMH resources in Spanish. It also includes links to health-related resources in Spanish from other trusted sources. 

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Los niños y la salud mental

Criar a un niño puede ser un reto. ¿Cómo puede distinguir entre los comportamientos desafiantes y las emociones que son parte normal del crecimiento y los que son motivo de preocupación? Obtenga más información en este folleto. #shareNIMH


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¡Hazle frente al estrés!

Este libro para colorear con actividades enseña a los niños sobre el estrés y la ansiedad y les ofrece consejos sobre cómo afrontarlo de manera saludable.

Descargar e imprimir la versión PDF hoy.


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