Mental Health Channel
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has announced that a new channel dedicated to educating the public on mental health and decreasing stigma is now available. Arcos Films has created the Mental Health Channel. This channel will include 12 documentary series that address topics such as anxiety, depression, intervention and much more. To learn more, click here.
What’s Schizophrenia like? A woman who hears voices explains it beautifully.
Watch the video here
Talking to children
Concerned about how to talk to your children about violence? Here are some helpful links:
New data reports
45.9 million American adults aged 18 or older (20%) experienced mental illness in the past year.
The economic impact of mental illness in the United States is considerable—about $300 billion in 2002
An estimated 8.7 million American adults had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year – among them 2.5 million made suicide plans and 1.1 million attempted suicide.