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Join Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to celebrate National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day today!
This year's national theme focuses on the importance of an integrated approach to caring for the mental health needs of children, youth and young adults who have experienced trauma, as well as their families.
Did you know an estimated 20 percent of children in the U.S. suffer from mental health problems, and half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14?
Mental health problems are more costly to society than any other health issue.
There are so many ways you can help us continue our mission of conducting research and providing the highest quality services, education, and support to children and teens living with mental illness and their families. 


Early intervention is crucial to effectively treat and prevent mental health problems. Make sure you seek help or refer services if you think your child or a child you know may be struggling with their behavior, emotions or development. 


By participating in a research study, you can help us establish effective treatments and learn about the causes and nature of the child and adolescent mental health problems. Depending on the study, you may also receive a significant reduction in treatment costs or receive treatment completely free of charge.



Join us in our mission to improve the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems.Your support will help us combat this public health crisis and allow us to provide access to the very best treatments for families who need it most. 



One of the most important things you can do to help us break the stigma surrounding mental health is to talk about it. Join in on the conversation on why #mentalhealthmatters on social media by sharing our content and sharing your stories.



Mental Health First Aid National Council For Behavioral Health

Today, we are launching the Be the Difference campaign to encourage people to learn the skills to help people experiencing a mental health or substance abuse challenge with Mental Health First Aid.

You know better than anyone that the difference between life and death or crisis and recovery can be a neighbor, faith leader, teacher or teammate who understands how to recognize and respond to someone in need. With training in Mental Health First Aid, you can be the one to make a difference.
The Mental Health First Aid movement is 1,000,000 strong and growing every day.
Join the movement.

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

The National Council for Behavioral Health was instrumental in bringing Mental Health First Aid to the USA. To date, more than 700,000 individuals have been trained by more than 10,000 instructors. In 2014, the National Council merged with the State Associations of Addiction Services (SAAS). To learn more about the National Council, visit

About this Course

This is the online Re-Certification course for individuals who took the in-person Adult Mental Health First Aid course three or more years ago. This course is designed to reintroduce you to mental and behavioral health, provide an update on the latest research and refresh your Mental Health First Aid skills using the ALGEE Action Plan.

This course will help you:

•  Understand different mental illnesses and addictions
Recognize risk factors and warning signs for mental health and        addiction concerns
•  Revisit and recall ALGEE fundamentals:

•  Assess for risk of suicide or harm
•  Listen nonjudgmentally
•  Give reassurance and information
•  Encourage appropriate professional help
•  Encourage self-help and other support strategies

•  Apply the ALGEE Action Plan when providing aid to a person experiencing a mental health or substance use problem

Center for Children and Families

The Center for Children and Families (CCF) is an FIU Preeminent Program and a world-class clinical research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and families struggling with mental health problems.


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            What YOU Can Do for Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. This year, Mental Health First Aid USA is taking the opportunity to spread information on social media about how mental illness and addiction affect some key populations — and what we ALL can do to help. Because anyone, anywhere can be the difference for someone facing a mental health or substance use challenge.