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What We Know About Mental Health

Click here to download this page as a PDF File. 20-25% of Americans have a diagnosable mental and/or substance use disorder in any given year. Only 40% of individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders get treatment. Of those who get treatment, less than 1/3 get minimally adequate care. Suicide is the tenth leading cause… View Article Published on - October 4, 2019 6:44 pm Published by -

Statement on the proposed Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA)

Federal officials have signaled potential support for the creation of a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), the stated aim of which would be to study the causes of mass violence in order to enhance prevention efforts. Increased Federal support for the study of the factors contributing to gun violence would be an important step… View Article Published on - September 30, 2019 2:08 pm Published by -

Mental Health in Ethnic Minorities and Immigrants

By Anitha Iyer, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer and Vice President, Crisis and Behavioral Health Technologies at Vibrant Emotional Health The decision to seek mental health care requires one to overcome various internal barriers. For ethnic minorities and/or immigrants, additional systemic barriers may further complicate care-seeking and connection. Systemic barriers that impact minority and immigrant communities… View Article Published on - July 16, 2019 7:27 pm Published by -

What I Learned Interning at Vibrant

By Paige Danehy, Intern, Summer 2019 Vicarious trauma. Something that I was not aware of before I started my internship at Vibrant Emotional Health, yet something I am so glad I was able to become familiar with. On my first day interning, I participated in a vicarious trauma training and learned its true meaning and… View Article Published on - July 9, 2019 7:48 pm Published by -

Coping With Distress after International Disasters: Tips & Resources for Individuals, Families & Communities

When a natural or human-caused disaster (such as earthquakes, typhoons, floods, disease outbreaks; terrorist attacks, war & conflict, transportation accidents, etc.) occurs in another country, news of the event can trigger strong feelings of anxiety, fear, confusion or loneliness, including if: You have loved ones in the impacted area You’re from the area or have… View Article Published on - March 28, 2019 6:02 pm Published by -

Engaging Organizations in Trauma Informed Practice: The TIPPS Workshop Series

Increasingly, the behavioral health field is recognizing the impact of trauma in human development and its implications in the occurrence or exacerbation of mental and substance use disorders. This growing awareness was ignited by groundbreaking research emerging in the mid-1990s demonstrating that adults who had experienced traumatic events as children were far more likely than… View Article Published on - March 21, 2019 8:01 pm Published by -

Facebook Live Discussion in Honor of the Upcoming One Year Anniversary of the Parkland, FL, Shootings

The Disaster Distress Helpline Facebook page held a Facebook Live discussion in honor of the upcoming one year anniversary of the Parkland, FL, shootings. Christian Burgess, Director of the Disaster Distress Helpline, and Lidija Hurni, Coordinator of Best Practices in Disaster Mental Health, shared common distress warning signs, coping tips, and more. Watch the full… View Article Published on - February 6, 2019 7:40 pm Published by -

Gift ideas for people in your life who have been impacted by a disaster

While gift-giving can be fun, it can also be challenging to find the ‘right’ gift for some of our loved ones, especially for those who have recently experienced a disaster or other traumatic event. Loved ones who have experienced disaster may still be grappling with their losses, painful memories, or other difficult emotions as they… View Article Published on - December 24, 2018 4:13 pm Published by -

Statement on the Proposed Public Charge Rule

The immigration policy of the United States is under considerable revision, and at times, proposed changes to immigration regulations can have a direct impact on behavioral health. One such feature of current United States immigration policy includes a regulation known as the “public charge” rule.  This is a test that is used to determine whether… View Article Published on - December 7, 2018 2:32 pm Published by -

Emotional Wellness This Holiday Season

In this informative Q&A that addresses common misconceptions related to mental health concerns during the holidays, Lisa Furst, LMSW, MPH, Assistant Vice President of the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education at Vibrant Emotional Health, makes recommendations and provides supportive resources that will help you and your loved ones remain emotionally healthy this season. Q: Is it… View Article Published on - November 21, 2018 8:17 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts