Connectedness as a Strategic Diretcion for the Prevention of Suicidal Behavior - Fact Sheet

Connectedness to others, including family members, teachers, coworkers, community organizations, and social institutions, is an important protective factor. Positive relationships can help increase a personメs sense of belonging, foster a sense of personal worth, and provide access to sources of support.

Connecting to Care: Addressing Unmet Need in HIV

This workbook helps people working in HIV services to explore the idea of unmet need and become acquainted with the experiences of agencies implementing activities that help HIV positive clients connect to care services. It provides 17 activities from nine different U.S. cities that have been successful in connecting or re-connecting HIV positive clients to medical care. The workbook profiles the nine cities, and includes maps, pages for taking notes, an agency contact list, and a feedback form.

Consequences of Illicit Drug Use in America - Fact Sheet

A fact sheet that tells about the consequences of illicit drug use.

Considerations for Crisis Centers and Clinicians in Managing the Treatment of Alcohol or Benzodiazepine Withdrawal during the COVID-19 Epidemic: March 19, 2020

The COVID-19 Epidemic has created countless primary and secondary challenges for those delivering care to our most vulnerable populations. An additional concern has arisen for those with alcohol use disorder, benzodiazepine use disorder, or other conditions that increase the risk of seizures. While we recognize that there is high variability in the capacity for crisis centers and practitioners to receive and treat these individuals, we offer precautionary guidance to those that are prepared and capable.

Considerations for Outpatient Mental and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings

Persons with Serious Mental Illness that are served in outpatient treatment settings may be at elevated risk for acquiring Covid-19 and may have a more complicated course. This is because of increased comorbidity of chronic medical conditions as well as limitations in accessing preventive and ongoing primary care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives some specific guidance for outpatient facilities during the Covid19 emergency1:

Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19

Overview: COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus spread by the respiratory route and contact with contaminated surfaces. It appears to be highly contagious and has a significant morbidity and mortality rate. Because these attributes are known and because this agent has been identified as responsible for a global pandemic, it is essential that behavioral healthcare facilities implement plans to protect patients and staff from infection to the greatest extent possible. The following are offered as considerations aimed at decreasing the likelihood of infection and viral transmission and providing for the behavioral health needs of patients.

Considerations When Preparing for COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities

Given their congregate nature and population served, assisted living facilities (ALFs) are at high risk of COVID-19 spreading and affecting their residents.

Coping After a Disaster for Children

coping after a disaster activity book

Coping with a Traumatic Event

A personメs response to a traumatic event may vary. Responses include feelings of fear, grief and depression. Physical and behavioral responses include nausea, dizziness, and changes in appetite and sleep pattern as well as withdrawal from daily activities. Responses to trauma can last for weeks to months before people start to feel normal again. Most people report feeling better within three months after a traumatic event. If the problems become worse or last longer than one month after the event, the person may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

When you hear, read, or watch news about an outbreak of an infectious disease such as Ebola, you may feel anxious and show signs of stress—even when the outbreak affects people far from where you live and you are at low or no risk of getting sick. These signs of stress are normal, and may be more likely or pronounced in people with loved ones in parts of the world affected by the outbreak. In the wake of an infectious disease outbreak, monitor your own physical and mental health. Know the signs of stress in yourself and your loved ones. Know how to relieve stress, and know when to get help.

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