Teaching kids about mental health

Teaching kids about mental health should not stop once they leave the house. School is an important place for them to learn more, and school counselors and teachers should have resources about mental illness and suicide. It’s also beneficial for a child to have a non-biased counselor to talk to if they have questions they don’t feel comfortable asking you, or if they’re having mental health concerns about themselves.

A great resource for schools is NAMI Ending the Silence, an in-class presentation in which students learn about mental illness from someone with lived experience. Having conversations and learning about mental health in school will only reinforce the information you share with your child at home. The more education your child receives about mental health, the more important it will seem.

Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC

Great Opportunity for LICSW, LCSW, or LPC

 

Grafton City Hospital’s Behavioral Medicine Department is currently seeking a full-time, LICSW, LCSW, or LPC to provide therapy services in an out-patient setting.  Grafton is centrally located within 20-30 minutes of Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown.   This position provides an opportunity to work in a friendly, progressive and professional environment with a competitive salary and benefits. The position requires a minimum of a master’s degree in social work, counseling or psychology , as well as a MINIMUM professional license at the LCSW, LICSW, or LPC level.  A lower licensure level cannot be considered. If you are energetic, clinically-minded, and creative with the desire to help others, please send inquiries to:

 

 

Dr. PJ Neer

 

1 Hospital Plaza

Grafton, WV 26354

 

Or fax to: 304-265-5431

West Virginia Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness Co-existing Conditions Needs Assessment Survey

West Virginia Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness Co-existing Conditions

Needs Assessment Survey

Dear Participant,

Please complete the survey below to help us better understand the service needs of West Virginians that have a co-existing developmental disability and mental illness. Your participation in this project is greatly appreciated and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Your involvement in this project will be kept confidential and no identifiable information will be asked. You must be 18 years of age or older, work in West Virginia, and provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness to participate. You may skip any question that you do not wish to answer and you may discontinue at any time. Your participation is completely voluntary. West Virginia University’s Institutional Review Board acknowledgement of this project is on file.

I hope that you will participate in this research project, as it could be beneficial in understanding the service needs of individuals with co-existing conditions. Thank you very much for your time.

 

 

 

 

Take the survey 

SAMHSA Opioid Crisis Combat

Up to $930 Million Available to Combat the Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for $930 Million to combat the opioid crisis through State Opioid Response Grants (Short Title: SOR). The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths. The application due date is August 13, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Up to $50 Million to Help Tribes Address Opioid Crisis

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $50 million in Tribal Opioid Response Grants. The grants, which will go to tribes and tribal organizations, will fund prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in response to the opioid crisis. The grants will reduce unmet treatment needs and opioid overdose-related deaths. The application due date is August 20, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Resources

Publication Update: A Guide for Medical Providers in the Emergency Department Taking Care of Suicide Attempt Survivors

SAMHSA has published an update to this brochure that offers emergency department providers tips for enhancing treatment for people who have attempted suicide. It also offers information about communicating with families, HIPAA, patient discharge, and resources for medical professionals, patients, and their families.