Discover NIMH: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; 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 in our Get Involved web section to share with your community. We encourage you to use the hashtag #shareNIMH to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. 


June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (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 using our health topic page or 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 another serious event. Learn more about the symptoms, causes & treatment for PTSD: #PTSDAwarenessMonth #shareNIMH

Let's Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Share science. Share hope. A young man sitting with his chin on his hands.

Men's Health Week is June 13-19

National Men's Health Week is June 13-19, 2022. While men and women can develop most of the same mental illnesses and conditions, they may experience different symptoms. Recognizing the signs that you or someone you love may have a mental illness 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: #MensHealthWeek #shareNIMH

Men and mental health. It's time to talk about it. Two men, one older, one younger, drink coffee together.


New Borderline Personality Disorder Brochure

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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that severely impacts a person's ability to regulate their emotions. Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatment options:

Download free copies of this brochure. 

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events

Every year, children and adolescents experience disasters and other traumatic events. Family, friends, and trusted adults play an essential role in helping youth cope with these experiences. Share the Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events fact sheet, and download new digital shareables for social media.  

Learn what caregivers and family members can do to help children and adolescents cope with traumatic events. #shareNIMH

Know how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events. Illustrated father and son reading.

Mental Health Minute: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and think before acting (known as impulsivity). A person may also be restless and almost constantly active. Although the symptoms of ADHD begin in childhood, ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Watch and share this short video to raise awareness about ADHD. 

Got 60 Seconds?

Got 60 seconds? Take a mental health minute to learn about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder or ADHD.

Women Leading Mental Health Research: Dr. Arielle Sheftall 

Learn more about featured women who are early-career scientists conducting NIMH-funded research that plays a role in advancing the NIMH mission of transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

Headshot of Dr. Arielle Sheftall

Dr. Arielle Sheftall is a principal investigator in the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Sheftall’s NIMH-supported research focuses on the parental history and early risk factors for suicide and suicidal behavior in high-risk youth.


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