News and Notes
New Fact Sheet on Children's Mental Health: Mental Health America as part of a coalition of advocacy groups has developed a fact sheet to use in communicating to legislators the importance of early identification and intervention and preserving mental health budgets. The fact sheet can be found here.
Shared Decision Making: Dr. David Shern, president and CEO of Mental Health America, was a panelist for a major briefing on Shared Decision Making. The landing page for that briefing, with links to the full webcast, podcast, all speaker videos and downloadable resources, is http://www.allhealth.org/briefing_detail.asp?bi=205.
New Position Statements: Mental Health America has adopted new position statements on several issues, which can be viewed by clicking on the title: Seclusion & Restraints (24); Prevention of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Young People (48); Death Penalty and People with Mental Illness (54); Sexual Predator Legislation (55); Litigation (62); and Health Care Reform (71).
Take a Survey on Children's Mental Health
We are asking you to respond to a short survey to better understand how to meet the needs of parents and caregivers concerned with children's mental health. The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation and NAMI are also participating in this effort.
Taking the short, 20 question survey will help us:
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- Identify the common experiences and needs of both parents and caregivers
In the end, the goal is to provide better resources. Please click on the link below and take a few moments to complete the survey: