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5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain

Infographic presents five steps for helping someone in emotional pain in order to prevent suicide. Steps include: Ask, Keep Them Safe, Be There, Help Them Connect, and Stay Connected.

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Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

This infographic presents common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

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Clinical Research Trials and You: Questions and Answers

Brochure discusses what a clinical trial is, who participates in clinical trials including patient and healthy volunteers, why people participate in clinical trials, and guidelines.

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Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics

This fact sheet provides information about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder including a description of the condition, signs and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and tips for parents and caregivers.

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I’m So Stressed Out! Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about stress, anxiety, and ways to cope when feeling overwhelmed.

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Let’s Talk About Eating Disorders

This infographic presents facts that can help shape conversations around eating disorders.

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Looking at My Genes fact sheet
Looking at My Genes: What Can They Tell Me About My Mental Health?

This fact sheet answers commonly asked questions about genes and their role in a person’s mental health. It covers family history, genetic testing versus genome scans, and NIMH research on genetics.

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My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for professional help.

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PANDAS—Questions and Answers

This fact sheet describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

This fact sheet provides information about seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression. It includes a description of SAD, signs and symptoms, how SAD is diagnosed, causes, and treatment options.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): More Than the Winter Blues

This infographic provides information about how to recognize the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and what to do to get help.

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Stress Catcher

The Stress Catcher is a printable, “fortune teller” craft for children that offers coping strategies to help manage stress and other difficult emotions. Instructions on how to create and use the Stress Catcher are provided.

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The NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: An Overview factsheet cover image
The NIMH Strategic Plan for Research: An Overview

This fact sheet provides an overview of the NIMH Strategic Plan for Research including the Institute’s vision and mission, research goals, and cross-cutting research themes.

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The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know

This fact sheet outlines how a teenager’s brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world. It also presents information on the teen brain’s resiliency, vulnerability to stress and mental health problems, and sleep patterns in teens.

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Understanding Psychosis

This fact sheet covers the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for psychosis.

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Signs that someone is thinking about suicide: 1) Talking about wanting to die, feeling great guilt or shame, being a burden to others. 2) Feeling empty, hopeless, trapped, or having no reason to live; extremely sad, more anxious, agitated, or full of rage; unbearable emotional or physical pain. 3) Changing behavior, such as making a plan or researching ways to die,ithdrawing from friends, saying good bye, giving away important items, or making a will;  taking dangerous risks such as driving extr
Warning Signs of Suicide

This infographic presents behaviors and feelings that may be warnings signs that someone is thinking about suicide.

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What is Telemental Health?

This fact sheet provides information about telemental health services including potential benefits and drawbacks of this kind of care, and factors to consider when looking for a provider.

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