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5 tips for finding mental health information you can trust

Man with a strokeA wealth of mental health information is just a few taps or clicks away—but be smart about what you find online. How do you know if that information is reliable? Knowing what to look for and what to avoid can help. These 5 tips can help you know which websites have information you can trust.

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What’s an adverse childhood experience (ACE)?

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are things that happen before adulthood that can cause trauma. Some examples include violence, neglect, abuse, and family mental health or substance use problems. ACEs are common and most people have at least one, but multiple ACEs can mean higher risk for physical and mental health problems. Here are some ways to reduce the effects of ACEs.

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Make a plan for a mental health crisis

Just like your physical health, your mental health can go through ups and downs. Sometimes if your mental health goes too far off course, it can lead to a mental health crisis. What should you do in a mental health crisis? Watch this short video and learn some easy ways to make a plan now so you can find the support you need later.

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6 steps for having a conversation about suicide

If you’re worried someone may be thinking about suicide, talking to them is important. It may not be easy to discuss suicide with someone you care about. But an open, supportive conversation can be a lifeline for someone who’s thinking about ending their life. When you’re ready to have this talk, follow these 6 steps. If someone needs help right away, you can call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.

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  • What’s an adverse childhood experience and what problems can it cause later on? Learn what it is and how to reduce its effects.
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  • It’s hard to know what to do in a mental health crisis. This short video helps you make a plan now, so you have the support you need later.
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  • If you’re worried someone may be thinking about suicide, open conversation can be a lifeline. Follow these 6 steps for a supportive talk.
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