This project will improve health information literacy and access to mental health care by 1. Educating youth on how to access existing and new Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance DBSA youth mental health information posted on MedlinePlus, 2. Updating and translating into Spanish the existing DBSA youth mental health information that is posted on MedlinePlus and HealthReach, 3. Uploading new DBSA youth mental health information on MedlinePlus and HealthReach in both English and Spanish, 4. Delivering workshops and webinars that educate and train youth and their parents on how youth can access greater mental health care and treatment options for themselves or their 86 through insurance benefits already available to them. 5. Training them on how to work with insurance plans when benefits are denied. 6. Post workshop presentation and webinar on MedlinePlus. 7. Work with community partners to increase knowledge of these tools. 8. Include training on how to use MedlinePlus in workshops and webinars.

Project Details

Organization Name

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Chicago

Organization Type
Community-based organization
Project Lead


Start Date
May 15, 2017
End Date
April 30, 2018
Funding Amount
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Health care Provider
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Teens (13-18 yrs.)