Mental Health Literacy

Mental Health literacy is defined as “knowledge and beliefs about mental disorders which aid their recognition, management or prevention.” These resources focus on helping people develop a working knowledge of mental health.

Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Training

CRM is a groundbreaking wellness initiative that provides a non-judgmental perspective on normal human reactions to stress and trauma. The Trauma Resource Institute in California created CRM, and Western North Carolina Resiliency Collaborative was developed to expand the public health model in our state. The primary focus of this skills-based nervous system stabilization program is to reset the system’s natural balance. The CRM skills help people understand their nervous system and learn to track sensations connected to their own wellbeing, which CRM calls Resilience. With practice, the nervous system begins to return to its normal balance (referred to as the Resilient Zone). Using the wisdom of their own bodies, people experience rapid relief from symptoms accompanied by increased sense of control over future wellness.

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Mental Health First Aid Training

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.

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Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Training

HThis EPI Training Program is an online training program designed for Mental Health Clinicians and Physicians to enhance their knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based early intervention in psychosis. This training was developed through the combined efforts of the Fraser Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program, several local experts in early psychosis, and a number of clients and families.

Early intervention in psychosis involves early detection and treatment of first-episode psychosis; sustained intensive treatment during the early years or ‘critical period’ in the course of a psychotic disorder; and early detection and treatment of psychotic relapses. Emerging evidence suggests that the benefits of early intervention include improvement in both short and long term outcomes, and reduction of immediate suffering and danger. The hopeful message of early intervention is that psychosis is a treatable condition and recovery is expected.

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Krames Patient Education Materials

With more than 600 titles across nearly 40 specialties, Krames Patient Education incorporates health literacy design principles to increase readability and comprehension, improve engagement and motivate healthy behaviors. Most of the specialties are now updated with all New Editions featuring contemporary layouts and support for shared decision making and informed consent. They are offered in both English and Spanish editions.

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Mental Health Promotion & Youth Violence Prevention

The National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention offers resources and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, and local communities to come together to promote well-being. We believe that with the right resources and support, states and local communities can collaborate to foster safe and healthy school and community environments that prevent youth violence and support the overall well-being of all children and youth, regardless of their ZIP code.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of North Carolina

For more than 30 years, NAMI North Carolina has worked with dedicated community volunteer leaders to raise awareness and provide essential education, advocacy, and support so people affected by mental illness can build better lives. This site provides resources on peer education, state advocacy, public awareness and support.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

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