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- About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
This fact sheet outlines NIMH’s mission and research goals. It also provides information about NIMH’s extramural and intramural research programs, areas of research the Institute supports, and the Office of the NIMH Director.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics
This brochure focuses on basic information about ADHD in both children and adults including what it is, signs and symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to find help.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know
This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults including symptoms, how ADHD is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Learn about borderline personality disorder, an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.
- Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?
This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.
- Eating Disorders: About More Than Food
This brochure provides information about different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. It also addresses how eating disorders are treated and what research is being done to better understand these disorders.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide
This brochure provides information about suicide including risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, treatment options and therapies, how to find help for yourself or others, and research about suicide and suicide prevention.
- Get Excited about the Brain!
This science education activity book intended for children ages 8-12 years old helps kids learn facts about the brain through games and puzzles about brain science and research. This activity book can be downloaded and printed.
- Perinatal Depression
This brochure provides information about perinatal depression including how it differs from the “baby blues”, causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how you or a loved one can get help.
This brochure provides information about schizophrenia including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.
- Stand Up to Stress!
This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 teaches kids about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.
- Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider
This fact sheet provides five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit.