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July 2016

This month we bring you the latest in mental health news as well as resources to assist in the observance of Minority Mental Health Month. 

In the News: Video Game Supports Mental Health 

Did you know video games can help with our mental health? EMM blogged about this last year and now Pokemon Go is getting attention for helping people with mental health challenges. Read more...

10 Tips for Students

Summer fun is in full swing, but students can still experience depression even when school is out. Blurt asked its peer support group to give tips to fellow students on how to cope. Get the tips...

Spotlight: National Minority Mental Health Month

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Month, named after the accomplished author and mental health advocate. This article focused on minority women's health offers three key things to leading mentally healthy lives. Learn more...

Resilience in the Wake of Tragedy

Proyecto Somos Orlando (We are Orlando Project) is a grassroots movement that began hours after the Pulse Nightclub shooting to provide immediate services for the Latino community that was deeply impacted by the tragedy. Learn more about stressors that affect Latinos and how two celebs are raising awareness. More info...

Minority Mental Health Month Resources

Check out resources developed by Each Mind Matters and our community partners. For additional resources visit us here.

Suicide Prevention Materials

Know the Signs, California's statewide suicide prevention initiative, developed materials for several communities, including African American, Latino and Asian Pacific Islander. The materials are aimed at "helpers" to assist them to recognize the warning signs and offer support to an individual with suicidal thoughts. Search all materials...

Fotonovelas for Latino Community

The bilingual fotonovela series "Healthy and Happy Families Start Here" (Una Familia Feliz y Saludable Comienza Aquí) were developed to address key issues in mental health within the Latino community. After several family forums held in Latino-dominant communities, the fotonovelas were created to help families discuss mental health in a culturally-relevant way.
Flip through the Spanish versions...

Native Communities of Care

Native Communities of Care brings together California's American Indian & Alaska Native communities to work together to support behavioral health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. In collaboration with a strategic council a toolkit was developed to help organizations reach their community with tools to achieve mental wellness. Download the toolkit...

Save the Date!

EMM partner Active Minds is gearing up for its 13th Annual National Mental Health on Campus Conference. This year's theme is "Active Minds for Every Mind: Diversity. Unity. Inclusion." and is the only national conference addressing college student mental health and young adult advocacy. If you'd like to attend and be surrounded by hundreds of experts, change-agents and leaders from across the country click here for more information and to register.
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