National Dialogue on Mental Health

On June 3, 2013 the White House launched the National Dialogue on Mental Health, a country-wide effort to reduce stigma and encourage those with mental health issues to reach out for help. APNA Press Release
As a participant, APNA created this resource section, which is devoted to providing accurate and recovery-focused information, tools, education and more. Find resources for providers, individuals, families, and communities.
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Resources by Audience
For Individuals with Mental Health Concerns
Compiled from across the web, find fact sheets, support programs, information about insurance and mental health treatment, and more.
For Families, Caregivers, and Communities
Guides and tips on how to broach the topic of mental health, how to support a friend or family members with mental health concerns, and more.
For Providers
Guides, tools, best practices, continuing education and more to aid in integrating recovery into your practice.

Basic Information on Mental Health
One-stop access to U.S. government mental health information. The webiste aims to educate and guide individuals and groups across America.
What is Mental Health?
A brief overview of what constitutes mental health, early warning signs of mental health issues, and the concept of well being.
Myths and Facts
Addresses common misconceptions about mental health, persons with mental health issues, and treatment.
From, defines recovery from mental health issues, its four dimensions, and offers steps to begin a path to recovery.
Talk About Mental Health
Guides on how to engage in conversations surrounding your mental health, that of a loved one, or mental health in general.
Fact Sheet: National Dialogue on Mental Health
Learn more about the White House's national effort.

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