Understanding Mental Illness
Get Help Coping with a Traumatic Event and Learn the Facts about Mental Illness and Violence
- Violence and Mental Illness: The Facts This fact sheet helps readers understand the truth about mental illness and violence.
- Tips for College Students: In the Wake of Trauma
- Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: Managing Your Stress
- Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect in Your Personal, Family, Work & Financial Life
- Guide for Parents and Educators: Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
- Tips for Talking to Children: Interventions At Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents (pdf file size 263 kbytes)
- Guide for Emergency Response and Public Safety Workers: Tips for Managing and Preventing Stress
- Tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers: Possible Alcohol and Substance Abuse Indicators
- Disaster Tips Wallet Card: Having Trouble Coping? (pdf in English | 420 kbytes) (pdf in Espanol | 430 kybes)
- How to Deal With Grief
- Responding to a High-Profile Tragic Incident Involving a Person with a Serious Mental Illness: A Toolkit for State Mental Health Commissioners (NASMHPD - pdf)
- Threat Assessment in College Settings
- National Mental Health Recovery Campaign A public education campaign designed to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems.
- Social Acceptance is the Key to Mental Health Recovery This fact sheet provides information on a 2006 survey of the public’s attitudes on mental illness and highlights how increasing social acceptance can help to increase mental health recovery.
- Challenging Stereotypes: an Action Guide This guide provides you with some tools to help you promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of mental illness in the media. Your voice does make a difference.
Last updated: 1/10/2011
- A Real World Way to Talk About Mental Illness and Violence
- SAMHSA Publications on Trauma
- Mental Health First Aid USA
- College Mental Health and Confidentiality (APA)
- Access to Firearms by People with Mental Illness (APA)
- New York State/New York City Mental Health Criminal Justice Panel Report and Recommendations (New York State)