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May is Mental Health Awareness Month - Chesapeake Multicultural Resource  Center
Mental Health America, Inc. – Quote on Statistics:
Adult Prevalence of Mental Illness – Adults with Any Mental Illness (AMI) 2021

19.00% of adults are experiencing a mental illness. Equivalent to over 47 million Americans.

4.55% are experiencing a severe mental illness.

The state prevalence of adult mental illness ranges from 16.14% in New Jersey to 25.25% in Utah.

October is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day | Mental Health Foundation

Logue Library books based on the topic of Mental Health

Summary: “Dr. Iarovici describes the current college mental health crisis and narrates how college mental health services have evolved along with changes in student populations. She discusses students’ lifestyle problems and psychiatric concerns, using case vignettes to explore a variety of interventions. Included are discussions of substance abuse, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, and culture clashes. Problems uniquely addressed in this book include sleep disturbances and perfectionism. An essential component of the volume is a guide to making emergency assessments, from risk classification and hospitalization to public safety and communication within and outside the campus community.”–Publisher’s website
Abstract: The purpose of the workshop, which was held on July 11, 2018, in Washington, DC, was to explore issues associated with effective communication with individuals with mental or behavioral health issues and to identify ways in which health literacy approaches can facilitate communication. In particular, the workshop aimed to gain a better understanding of how behavioral health and mental health concerns can adversely affect communications between providers and patients and their families. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop. “
Summary: ” Global health is an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global mental health is the application of these principles to the domain of mental ill-health. The most striking inequity is that concerning the disparities in provision of care and respect for human rights of people living with mental health problems (MHP) between rich and poor countries “
Summary: “This useful handbook for administering counseling services * poses questions and offers practical advice to help college counseling centers form a consistent philosophical model * lays out conceptual groundwork for constructing college counseling services, from training activities to counseling/psychotherapy processes * takes into account the pressures (time related, economic, political, cultural) that strain universities * explains how to cultivate an accurate and empathic response to each individual, their entire history and context, and their possible life trajectory Written by a leading provider of college mental health services, Delivering Effective College Mental Health Services is an essential guide to organizing and offering mental health services on university and college campuses. Resource added for the Psychology (includes Sociology) 108091 courses.”
Summary: “Mental Health Informatics offers a comprehensive examination of contemporary issues in mental health that focuses on the innovative use of computers and other information technology in support of patient care, education, services delivery, and research in the field of mental health services. This text deals with resources, devices, and formalized methods for optimizing the storage, retrieval, and management of information for problem solving and decision-making in mental health. Mental health informatics is an interdisciplinary field based upon computer and information sciences, the cognitive.”
Summary: “Mental health is “”a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities; can cope with the normal stresses of life; can work productively and fruitfully; and is able to make a contribution to his or her community””. Mental illness is defined as “”collectively, all diagnosable mental disorders”” or “”health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.”” Mental disorders, especially depressive disorders, are related to many chronic diseases like diabet.”

Summary: ” The goal of this research was to assess DoD’s approach to stigma reduction, how well it is working and how it might be improved. To address these questions, RAND researchers used five complementary methods: (1) literature review, (2) a microsimulation modeling of costs, (3) interviews with program staff, (4) prospective policy analysis, and (5) an expert panel. The priorities outlined in this report identify ways in which program and policy development and research and evaluation can improve understanding of how best to efficiently and effectively provide needed treatment to service members with mental illness.”