As we close out the month of May, the celebration of Children’s Mental Health and recognizing May as Mental Health Month, we are greatly honored by all who do this work daily. Thank you to the Family Partner Heroes for helping us to highlight your work through your stories. All of you are unique and passionate in the advocacy work you do for families, youth, and children with Mental Health. You inspire us to keep moving forward to achieve better outcomes!
Family Partner Heroes of 2020
Myths and Facts, Articles Highlighted and Services Spotlighted during Children’s Mental Health Month [Descending order]:
Week 4: May 25-29 (May 25 Holiday)
May 26.2020 3 Steps to Help Children Manage Anxiety https://psychcentral.com/blog/3-steps-to-help-children-manage-anxiety/
May 27, 2020 Perceived Need for Treatment and Engagement in Mental Health Services Among Community-Referred Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29525929/?from_term=%22Adm+Policy+Ment+Health%22%5Bjour%5D&from_filter=pubt.randomizedcontrolledtrial&from_pos=2
May 28, 2020 Tug of War Between Conflict and Attachment https://blogs.psychcentral.com/love-yourself/2020/05/tug-of-war-between-conflict-and-attachment/
May 29, 2020 Talking to Kids about Mental Health https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2018/Talking-to-Kids-About-Mental-Illness
Week 3: May 18-22,2020
May 18, 2020 TED Talks Daily The case for student mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle https://www.ted.com/talks/hailey_hardcastle_the_case_for_student_mental_health_days?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread
May 19, 2020 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues https://www.helpguide.org/articles/addictions/substance-abuse-and-mental-health.htm
May 20, 2020 Does Social Media Cause Depression? https://childmind.org/article/is-social-media-use-causing-depression/
May 21, 2020 Watch Your Words: Why Mental Health Awareness Should be Year Round https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from-the-experts/blog-posts/consumer/watch-your-words-why-mental-health-awareness
May 22, 2020 What are Grit and Resilience? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8#action=share
Week 2: May 11-15, 2020
May 11, 2020 Children and Mental Health: Is this just a stage? https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/children-and-mental-health/index.shtml
May 12, 2020 Mental illness in children: Know the signs, https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/mental-illness-in-children/art-20046577
May 13, 2020 Schizophrenia, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml
May 14, 2020 Team-based Treatment for First Episode Psychosis Found to be High Value https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/team-based-treatment-first-episode-psychosis-found-be-high-value
May 15, 2020 Bipolar Disorder: My Experience, My Own Words https://nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2020/Bipolar-Disorder-My-Experience-My-Own-Words
Week 1: May 4-8, 2020
May 4, 2020 MHA- Parenting
May 5, 2020 Mental illness in children: Know the signs https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/childrens-health/in-depth/mental-illness-in-children/art-20046577
May 6, 2020 Stress and our mental health – what is the impact & how can we tackle it? https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/posts/stress-and-mental-health
May 7, 2020 Addressing Students’ Mental Health Needs via Telehealth, https://www.ncmedicaljournal.com/content/81/2/112
May 8, 2020 Every kid needs to feel seen, https://ideas.ted.com/every-kid-needs-to-feel-seen-here-are-2-ways-you-can-do-this/
Week 4: May 25-29, 2020 (May 25 Holiday)
May 26, 2020 Applied Behavioral Counseling https://www.appliedabc.com/
May 27, 2020 Neurosciences & Psychiatry Institute, Keeping our children happy and healthy https://www.novanthealth.org/home/services/behavioral-health/child-and-adolescent-programs.aspx
May 28, 2020 The Jed Foundation provides expertise in promoting emotional and mental health and preventing suicide among teens, young adults, and college students. JEDFoundation.org
May 29, 2020 We’re Fighting Mental Health Stigma https://www.rhclinical.com/mental-health-services-in-27937-gates-county-north-carolina/
Week 3: May 18-22, 2020
May 18, 2020 DPI https://www.dpi.nc.gov/
May 19, 2020 Adult & Teen Challenge https://teenchallengeusa.org/
May 20, 2020 Resources to Recover: A Website for Families https://www.rtor.org/directory/mental-health-north-carolina/
May 21, 2020 “Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) https://www.ncdps.gov/juvenile-justice/service-directory/multi-systemic-therapy-mst
May 22, 2020 TRIPLE P – POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAM https://www.triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/about-triple-p/positive-parenting-program/
Week 2: May 11-15, 2020
May 11, 2020 Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/new-mental-health-supports-all-north-carolinians-including-health-care-workers
May 12, 2020 “What is a Health Center” https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/what-is-a-health-center/index.html
May 13, 2020 Holly Hill Hospital https://hollyhillhospital.com/programs-and-services/inpatient-programs/child-and-adolescent/
May 14, 2020 SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator/faqs.html#.Xs0YTWhKhPZ
May 15, 2020 10 COMMON Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt4sOjWwV3M#action=share
Week 1: May 4-8, 2020
May 4, 2020 The American Psychological Association: “APA Applauds Administration, CMS for Approving Phone-Only Telehealth Coverage for Medicare Recipients”
May 5, 2020 Cone Health: Children Services https://www.conehealth.com/services/childrens-services/
May 6, 2020 National Institute of MH https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml
May 7, 2020 The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
May 8, 2020 NCCARE360 https://nccare360.org/
For Children Mental Health Week May 4-8, 2020: Myths and Facts
May 8, 2020 Myth: Children cannot have anxiety or depression.
Facts: 7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety and 3.2%
of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 1.9 million) have diagnosed depression.
May 7, 2020 Myth: There is not a lot of people in the United State that suffer from Mental Health.
Facts: Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14 and three-quarters by age 24.
May 6, 2020 Myth: People with mental illness are usually violent and unpredictable.
Facts: Most people with mental health problems, even those with severe ones like schizophrenia, are
not violent. Someone with a mental illness is more likely to be a victim of violence than inflict it.
May 5, 2020 Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me.
Facts: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014, about:
- One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue
- One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression
- One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression
May 4, 2020 Myth: Psychiatric disorders result from bad parenting.
Facts: While a child’s home environment and relationships with his parents can exacerbate a
psychiatric disorder, these things don’t cause the disorder. Things like anxiety, depression, autism,
and learning disorders are thought to have biological causes. Parenting isn’t to blame. But parents
play a central role by providing support and care that is crucial to their child’s recovery.