The University of Minnesota Extension Children, Youth & Family Consortium (CYFC) has posted several new annotated bibliographies that reflect the current research and and draw connections between children’s mental health and related fields. Find articles, books, and guides for using a public health approach to children’s mental health on their web page or below:
Promoting Children’s Mental Health — Published Journal Articles — Review journal articles about public health approaches to children’s mental health, ways to frame and speak about mental health, and successful mental health promotion activities throughout childhood.
Mental Health and Nutrition — Published Journal Articles — This list of journal articles focuses on the multi-faceted connections between mental health and nutrition. While many of the articles focus specifically on children, adolescents, and maternal-child dyads, others are broader population studies and research reviews.
Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep and Mental Health — Published Journal Articles — This list of books focuses on the multi-faceted connections between mental health and physical activity, nutrition, and sleep.
Poverty and Mental Health — Book List — This list of books focuses on the multi-faceted connections between mental health and poverty for individuals and families domestically and abroad.
Mental Health as a Public Health Issue — Book List — These books examine mental health from a variety of broad public health perspectives, including populations health, social determinants of health, eliminating stigma, global perspectives and social policy.
Reports, Resource Guides, and Action Plans — Learn about how national and international organizations have used public health approaches to promote children’s mental health.