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RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE

Recognizing the importance of treating mental health and substance use disorders like other chronic conditions, these resources focus on caring for the whole person – body and mind – so you can live your fullest life possible.

Shine Light on Depression

This free online toolkit was created to provide middle and high school communities with effective, turnkey depression awareness and suicide prevention programs. It features customizable classroom lessons to empower educators to lead depression awareness programs; family-community workshop materials to help adults and families talk about how to support teens; and teen club resources that empower students to lead activities and help each other by talking and listening. These programs have been designed to create hopeful conversations in a honest, fact-based, and culturally inclusive manner.
Developed by the American School Health Association, Anthem, Inc., Erika’s Lighthouse, JetBlue Airways Corporation, and the National PTA.
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Compartiendo el Café y Chocolate / Sharing Coffee and Chocolate

This program is designed for Latinos that use a holistic approach to emotional wellness that builds on cultural strengths to balance four key components—community, body, mind, and spirit. There are four separate workshops that come with an easy-to-use leader guide. You can play an important role in your community by holding workshops and leading conversations with small groups about how stress affects our daily life. Available in Spanish and English.
Compartiendo el Café y Chocolate is a public service workshop program supported by Anthem, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc., and was created by Venus Ginés, M.A. P/CHWI,  President/Founder, Día de la Mujer Latina, Inc.™
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Ubuntu Program for Emotional Wellness

This program uses an integrative holistic approach to health that builds on cultural strengths. The balance of four key components—community, body, mind and spirit—is integral to the daily functioning, health, and emotional well-being of African Americans. This curriculum is distinct from other interventions in that it addresses the legacies of resilience and vulnerabilities from the historical trauma of slavery as unrecognized sources of stress in African American communities. (Lewis, et. al., 2013; Weil, 2013).
The Ubuntu Program for Emotional Wellness is brought to you by Take Action for Health, a collaboration of Anthem, Inc., City of Hope, the National Urban League, and Pfizer, Inc., and was created by Marva L. Lewis, PhD and Candice C. Beasley, DSW from Tulane University.
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What's Up with Opioids?

This free online toolkit was created to keep young people safe and educated about the dangers of opioid misuse and addiction. It features the Let’s Unpack This Together program with lesson plans and ready-to-use materials that help middle- and high-school students learn about opioids, risk factors, warning signs, and prevention strategies. It also features Community Workshops (ideal for clubs, faith-based organizations, and other groups) with ready-to-use materials for leading discussions with young people.    
Developed by Anthem and the National Urban League.
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Take Action for Health

Heart disease, emotional well-being, and cancer are serious health problems for all Americans, especially African Americans.  This interactive web tool will help you learn why African Americans are at increased risk, how to protect your health and well-being, and help others do the same.
Developed by a collaboration of Anthem, Inc., City of Hope, National Urban League, Pfizer Inc., and 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
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