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The evidence regarding the benefits of systematic prevention and promotion programs is strong, and Mental Health America believes that the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental health and substance use conditions should be central to the nation's public health agenda.
Prevention Analysis and Fact Sheets
The analysis below and accompanying fact sheets highlight critical information that can be used as a background for stakeholders interested in understanding and implementing preventive policies and practices in their communities.
- Paper - Primary Prevention in Behavioral Health (.pdf)
- Executive Summary - Primary Prevention in Behavioral Health
- Fact Sheet - Prevention and Mental Health
- Fact Sheet - Costs and Benefits
- Fact Sheet - Promotion and Prevention
- Fact Sheet - Trauma
Mental Health America hosted a webinar entitled "Flourishing: Positive Mental Health is Good Public Health" on April 13, 2011. Corey L.M. Keyes, PhD, Professor of Sociology at Emory University presented. You can download the powerpoint here.
William R. Beardslee, MD, from the Department of Psychiatry of Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, joined MHA in presenting a webinar entitled "Prevention of Mental Health Conditions and Depression in Parenting: Implications of Two Recent IOM Reports." The materials are available for download here.