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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. "Our Nation has made strong advances in improving prevention, increasing early intervention, and expanding treatment of mental illnesses, " says President Obama. "Mental health should be treated as part of a person's overall health, and we must ensure individuals living with mental health conditions can get the treatment they need." Read the rest of President Obama's proclamation: http://1.usa.gov/24oTfrD
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Learn about disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) by visiting our new page on the childhood disorder: http://1.usa.gov/1XSsrw1

You can also learn more about DMDD at our Twitter chat on May 5 at noon ET. If you can't make the chat, but have questions, you can post them on our Facebook page. A transcript will be available after the chat. Get the details: http://1.usa.gov/1WcEKEx ‪#‎NIMHchats‬
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The only problem with the mental health system is that the judicial system has taken the rights away from the parents whom really know, need, and ask for the help struggle to get the help ! More education is needed everywhere for everyone! 
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If your child displays extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts, they may benefit from being screened for disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD). DMDD is a fairly new diagnosis. On National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day May 5, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on DMDD and severe irritability from 12-1 pm ET with expert Dr. Ellen Leibenluft: http://1.usa.gov/1WcEKEx ‪#‎NIMHchats‬
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On April 15, please follow us on Twitter as we live-tweet during our workshop with Grand Challenges Canada entitled, "Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Maintaining Momentum on the Road to Scale Up." You may follow us @NIMHgov using the hashtag ‪#‎GCCNIMH‬. We will also be tweeting on April 13-14 in coordination with The World Bank and World Health Organization meeting, "Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority." To follow tweets and updates from the World Bank and World Health Organization, please follow the hashtag ‪#‎mentalhealthnow‬. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1N8xGlp
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Autistic adults bring many talents to America’s workforce. Learn more about autism. http://1.usa.gov/1rK2nUA ‪#AutismAwarenessMonth
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American Indian and Alaska Native suicide deaths are 50% higher compared to non-Hispanic whites. This month, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is focusing on American Indians and Alaska Natives' mental health. Check out these resources: http://1.usa.gov/1TkNA2v
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When finding help is hard, losing hope is easy. Not sure where to look for mental health resources for your child? Find hope and help for your child on National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, May 5. Learn more about SAMHSA's live event: http://bit.ly/1WnIVgX ‪#‎HeroesofHope‬
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Through their participation in the NIMH Outreach Partnership Program, Outreach Partners disseminate mental health research and science-based materials, and educate the public about the research process throughout their states and communities. Visit the new Partner Activity Map to learn about some of the Outreach Partners’ activities for the Program: http://1.usa.gov/1QqqwJr
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Come celebrate science this weekend (April 16-17) at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest STEM education event of its kind in the United States! The festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Over 1,000 leading STEM organizations will present hands-on science and engineering activities for people of all ages. The event is free of charge. See more at: http://bit.ly/1XxGEP2
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Save the date! In recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day on May 5, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) and severe irritability with NIMH expert Dr. Ellen Leibenluft from noon to 1 pm ET. Stay tuned for more info!
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Health disparities are linked to $50.3B in medical costs for preventable illnesses. During National Minority Health Month, led by the Office of Minority Health at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, health and health equity partners and stakeholders are encouraged to work across public and private sectors to collaborate on initiatives to reduce disparities, advance equity, and strengthen the health and well-being of all Americans. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1Wc3ddx
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Is there plans for senior citizen and with dental coverage. Or can you choose the plans for the doctor's you want to see that is the big question for me? And also with people with disability that are having a hard time picking up insurance.
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NIMH is holding a special lecture to recognize National Autism Awareness Month on April 11. John Donvan and Caren Zucker from ABC News will discuss autism's past, including some new findings, and how rediscovering that past can advise the future for those who have autism, their families, and for those researching and treating it. As two journalists with a personal connection to autism, they aim to inspire acceptance of and support for people on the spectrum by telling their stories with honesty and compassion. This event is free and open to the general public. You may also view the live videocast if you're unable to attend. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1PJY9FH
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