SAMHSA News: Mental Health First Aid


February 9, 2016

A quarterly roundup of articles from SAMHSA's continuously updated newsletter.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid

Learn the five steps in Mental Health First Aid—a mental health literacy program in which anyone can learn the signs and symptoms of mental health crisis and how to help.

Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

Preventing Suicide Among Seniors

Suicide rates among older adults are higher than the general population—especially among men. SAMHSA's toolkit brings prevention guidance to senior centers.

Social Media in Crisis

Social Media During a Crisis

Social media has shifted the way we respond to news events and disasters, where information can be shared at lightning speed. Behavioral health organizations must find ways to respond and communicate accurate information quickly.

Suicide Clusters

Suicide Cluster Prevention on Campus

Efforts are underway to prevent "suicide clusters"—an unexpectedly high number of suicides occurring close together in time or space—on college campuses.