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Healthy People 2020 Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Mental Health

July 18, 2019 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET | Register NowExternal Link: You are leaving health.gov

Join us on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight the Zero Suicide initiative and its impact in state and federal sectors. You’ll also learn how the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI pioneered the precursor to the Zero Suicide initiative — Perfect Depression Care — to prevent suicide among their patients.

Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and ability to live a full and productive life. People with untreated mental health disorders are at high risk for many unhealthy and unsafe behaviors — including alcohol and drug abuse, violent and self-destructive behavior, and suicide. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the disease burden of mental health disorders as well as associated chronic diseases. Addressing mental health is key to ensuring that all Americans can live longer, healthier lives.

About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs help assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.

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