The Mental Health Across
the Lifespan initiative
(#DSTMHAL) is a collaborative effort of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
and the Eunice Kennedy
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD),
both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),
a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. A Memorandum
of Understanding establishing
the collaboration was
signed in late 2014. For assistance with postpartum depression, please call Postpartum Support International (PSI) at 1-800-944-4773, any day and any time.
The multi-year collaborative effort
seeks to raise
awareness about issues affecting women and their families throughout the
lifespan, including mental disorders such as postpartum depression, and
issues that can impact mental health, including bullying and aging.
This initiative also aims to reinforce the importance of
recognizing the signs of mental illness and of seeking help and
treatment from healthcare providers.
Chapters are encouraged to use the modules below to implement
targeted community programs and to use #DSTMHAL when promoting
these materials or programs via social media.
Mental Health Press Release
MHAL December 2015 Webinar Questions and Answers posted here.