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International Bipolar Foundation

The jails and prison systems are the de facto mental health institution (Abramsky and Fellner, 2003).  There is a prison within the prison, that those with mental health conditions, are subjected to. That is the practice of "solitary confinement". Solitary confinement is defined as, isolation from personal interaction with others, in addition to being locked and confined in cells for 23 to 24 hours a day (Metzner and Fellner, 2010). Additionally, solitary confinement involves being,...

Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Our Mental Health Awareness Patch teaches scouts about the brain and it's influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The patch is available for free to Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, and other similar scouting organizations. Learn more and download the activity packet here