Health Education, Promotion & Wellness


Mental Health Awareness, Outreach,

& Anti-Stigma Resources

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Counseling Center
www.umassd.edu/counseling
508.999.8648

LiveWell: Office of Health Education, Promotion, and Wellness
www.umassd.edu/livewell
508.910.6965

Dr. Christine Frizzell, Director of the Counseling Center, and Beth-Anne Vieira, Coordinator of Health Education & Promotion, are both certified QPR instructors.

QPR is a suicide prevention program. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.


Learn more about the QPR suicide prevention program.

Want to schedule a QPR workshop? Contact us.

Active Minds (UMass Dartmouth Chapter)

Active Minds is a national, nonprofit organization that develops and supports student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy chapters on college campuses across the country to:

  • increase awareness of mental health issues
  • provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness
  • serve as a liaison between students and the mental health community and encourage them to seek help
  • reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create a comfortable environment for open discussion of mental health issues

Visit the UMass Dartmouth Active Minds Facebook page for more information.

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Active Minds
www.activeminds.org

Active Minds is a national, nonprofit organization that develops and supports student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy chapters on college campuses across the country. Visit the UMass Dartmouth Active Minds Facebook page for more information about our chapter.

Half of Us
www.halfofus.com

Half of Us, a partnership between mtvU and The Jed Foundation, seeks to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

mpower, Musicians for Mental Health
www.mpoweryouth.org
mpower is a youth awareness campaign that's harnessing the power of music to change youth attitudes about mental health and fight the stigma facing the 1 in 5 youth with mental health problems.

National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
www.nostigma.org
A nationwide public education campaign dedicated to battling the stigma, shame, and myths surrounding mental disorders that prevent so many people from getting the help they need.

What a Difference a Friend Makes
www.whatadifference.org
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Mental Health Campaign for Mental Health Recovery to encourage, educate, and inspire people between 18 and 25 to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. The prevalence of serious mental health conditions in this age group is almost double that of the general population, yet young people have the lowest rate of help-seeking behaviors.

This site is here for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You'll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference.

ADS Center (SAMHSA's Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma)
www.adscenter.org

Provides practical assistance in designing and implementing anti-stigma and anti-discrimination initiatives by gathering and maintaining best practice information, policies, research, practices, and programs to counter stigma and discrimination; and actively disseminating anti-stigma/anti-discrimination information and practices to individuals, States and local communities, and public and private organizations.



 Last Updated On: 3/18/08

Contact Info:

Beth-Anne Vieira, MPH
Coordinator, Health Education and Promotion
T - 508.910.6965
bvieira@umassd.edu