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Mental Health Month promotes sharing and better understanding
Each year, 1 in 5 Americans deals with something misunderstood by many: mental illness. The 2016 Mental Health Month campaign in May is focused on bringing out into the world what mental illness feels like within. When people understand mental illness, it can remove the stigma so more people can get the help they need. This could be prevention services for all, early help for those at risk and the best care and treatment for those who need it. When this happens, the wonderful possibility – the “miracle” – of a full and productive life can be real. Note that half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by the age of 14. Learn more from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
This month also promotes mental health for everyone. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.
- May family health tip: Balance children’s screen and play time to make sure they have plenty time for physical exploration and active play.
- May senior health tip: Make your home safer to prevent falls.
- Healthy communities news:
- Chemical health and safety resources, for your information—May 2016:
- Drug testing misses synthetic cannabinoids
- Scientists warn about mental health consequences of using marijuana
- Suicide rate on the rise; experts say rising drug use may be contributing factor
- E-cigarettes the most widely used tobacco product among teens
- One question about drinking can help doctors find teens at risk for alcohol problems
These reports keep track of our community's health and help us make plans for promoting, protecting and improving the health of people in our community.
Division of Public Health annual reports
VEAP Food Program Survey
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2012-2015
- The Community Health Improvement Plan was developed through a joint effort of the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis and Richfield and Hennepin County. The Plan includes a joint Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools. Read the Community Health Improvement Plan.
Community Food Assessment for the Cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
Community Health Assessment
2015 Population Profiles
2013-2014 Youth Health Updates
Minnesota Student Survey data for Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
2010-2011 Community Readiness Survey results
2006-2010 Maternal and Child Health Reports
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Public Health Association
- Public Health Law Center
- National Institutes of Health
- To report an emergency: Call 911.
- If you are ill: Contact your health care provider.
- If you are a physician reporting an infectious disease: Call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
- Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations contact information