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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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Self-CareSuicide Prevention

ANA Nurse Suicide Prevention/Resilience

ANA information on supporting nurses, who are at higher risk of suicide than the general population. APNA member Tari Dilks served on the committee that created this section
IndustryAPNA Industry Partners

Neurocrine Medical Website

from Neurocrine Biosciences
IndustryAPNA Industry Partners

How to do an AIMS Exam

from Neurocrine Biosciences
IndustryAPNA Industry Partners

MIND-TD Questionnaire

from Neurocrine Biosciences

AAP Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention

American Academy of Pediatrics and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention resource to support health professionals in identifying strategies and key partnerships to support youth at risk for suicide. Endorsed by
Telemental HealthGeneral Mental Health

Telemental Health Toolkit

This toolkit offers telemental health pearls and resources around national policy considerations; issues of equity, inclusion, and access; measuring outcomes; logistical concerns; and education strategies.
Substance UsePractice

Practice-Based Guidelines: Buprenorphine in the Age of Fentanyl

May 2023 guidance from Providers Clinical Support System (pdf download)
Cultural Humility

ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE: How Racism, Socioeconomic Status, & Stress Affect Mental Health: And What We Can Do About It

An overview of the ways in which multiple aspects of racism combine with socioeconomic status (SES) and psychosocial stressors to affect physical and mental health. It also describes the added
Criminal Justice System

Principles of Community-based Behavioral Health Services for Justice-involved Individuals: A Research-based Guide

SAMHSA information pertaining to supporting community-based behavioral health providers in their clinical and case management work with individuals who have mental and substance use disorders and either have current
Criminal Justice System

Guidelines for Successful Transition of People with Mental or Substance Use Disorders from Jail and Prison: Implementation Guide

Provides examples of the implementation of successful strategies for transitioning people with mental or substance use disorders from institutional correctional settings into the community.
Criminal Justice System

Impact of a Prison Therapeutic Diversion Unit on Mental and Behavioral Health Outcomes

2021 study published by the American Journal of preventative medicine that discusses and examines the effects of restrictive housing and Therapeutic Diversion Units on infractions, mental health, and self-harm
Criminal Justice System

Best Practice Toolkit for the National Guidelines for Crisis Care

2020 SAMHSA toolkit that promotes the advancement of national guidelines in crisis care by providing support for program design, development, implementation, and ongoing quality improvement effort.