Mental health is a critical aspect of overall well-being and access to appropriate resources is essential for individuals facing mental health challenges. Whether you’re seeking help for yourself or supporting someone else, understanding the diverse landscape of mental health resources can be overwhelming. 

An important part of mental health awareness is knowing what resources are available. There are a lot of databases, publications, help lines, etc. and interestingly, they are often supported by a controlled vocabulary, like a taxonomy, or thesaurus. The Scholarly Kitchen brought this interesting topic to us in their article, “Guest Post: A Brief Guide to Mental Health Taxonomies,” which was written by Access Innovations’ own, Chief Scientist, Marjorie Hlava.

A taxonomy for mental health resources plays a crucial role in organizing and categorizing various services and providers. A well-structured taxonomy is like a compass, guiding us toward effective mental health support. Its importance lies in creating order, facilitating communication and ultimately improving the lives of those seeking help.

Whatever you are searching for, it is important to have a comprehensive search feature and quality indexing against a standards-based taxonomy. Choose the right partner in technology, especially when your content is in their hands. Access Innovations is known as a leader in database production, standards development and creating and applying taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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