Prevention Websites

Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan

CDC, August 2020 Suicide is a critical public health problem in the Unites States. Despite national, state, and local efforts to reduce suicide, rates continue to increase. A forward-looking effort, built upon new evidence and past accomplishments, is needed to reduce... read more

Coping with Stress

CDC, July 2020 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social... read more

COVID-19 Resources for People With Disabilities, Families, and Service Providers

The Arc The Arc is greatly concerned about the threat of COVID-19 to people with disabilities, their families, and the workforce that supports them. We are compiling resources to help people with intellectual and /or developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families,... read more

Families Doubling up during COVID

August 17, 2020 High unemployment rates during the pandemic and economic uncertainty have led many families to “double-up”—when multiple families or multiple generations share a home. Post-doctoral associate at Cornell University and sociologist, Hope... read more

Reflections on the Joker’s Popularity and What America Can Learn From Gotham City’s Mental Health System: An Interview With Micah Howe

Children’s Mental Health Network, September 11, 2020 In the latest episode of The Optimistic Advocate, I had the honor of engaging in conversation with Micah Howe, a dedicated mental health advocate from rural Iowa. Micah candidly shared his journey through... read more

BH Link

In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.

401.414.LINK (5465)