New book raises awareness of mental health issues

For the 20th year, North Country Community Mental Health will conduct its annual 5-kilometer fun run/1-mile walk. Take part in our short survey (tgam.ca/mentalhealthsurvey) and add your voice to this important conversation.

A recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll found that almost half of Kentucky adults know someone who has a serious problem with depression and almost 70 percent of those polled said they knew who to contact for services for treatment. Winners for 2017 will be announced at a conference in late spring.

The website goes on to explain that specialist CAMHS are NHS mental health services, comprising multidisciplinary teams with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and psychotherapists. Six said they had considered or attempted suicide in the past year.

The SA Mental Health Commission is consulting with people across South Australia to identify what is needed to ensure mental health and wellbeing in South Australia and what needs to improve. Research with referrers to our food bank (such as Global Positioning System, mental health services, schools and children's centres) highlights the same issue; nine out of 10 cite seeing poorer mental health as a direct effect of poverty.

This would still mean doubling the amount of money spent on mental health in a given year - meaning they would have to find more than £12bn in revenue to pay for it.

Mental-health difficulties are common problems, yet they are undertreated in American society.

"I'm excited to see the students' ideas come to life and to see the impact the project will have on everybody here at Tuition".

The mental health conversation benefits everyone.

SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns heard from Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula residents at Ravendale on Monday night. It's not just football that can help mental health, it could be anything, this is just a great example of how it can help anybody through tough times, myself included. Linda Rosenberg, MSW, is the president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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Senior leaders who are not well-informed on mental health topics may rely on their own limited knowledge, subsequently drawing erroneous or stigmatizing conclusions.

Everybody goes through hard periods in their life where they will experience overwhelming and painful emotions. It's all in their heads. "We need to create a culture in which anyone experiencing problems can ask for help in the knowledge that they will be supported". The culture is fortunately changing in our nation and worldwide (thanks to courageous people speaking out like Prince Harry, affected by the death of his mom, Lady Diana) and you.

"Physical health is important and it's really important to get a good night sleep as well as a healthy diet".

"Giving yourself some self-care and looking after your physical health will have a big impact on being able to maintain concentration when studying and will generally make you feel better in yourself". No words nor motivational phrases can heal a bone; same for the mind.

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Both Mayors Mooney and Nelson jointly read the proclamation and declared their intent for the two cities to both recognize the importance of mental health and the important roles that NAMI BV and Rock Prairie play in helping those in need.

The research is clear that a community-based approach is most effective. You will get health, not judgement.

Louise Bradley is CEO and President of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

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