Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. "It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices". A mental illness is an illness and it affects the way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others.
"It's very disheartening and disgusting that the provincial government tries to come across as being heroes of increasing funding for mental health, and in fact they are actually cutting services", said Tupker. "Mental health is the only chronic health condition where we are waiting to stage four of the disorder before we're doing anything".
Parents, volunteers, community partners, politicians - and a big contingent of children - gathered at St. Clair Child and Youth's Point Edward headquarters on May 9 to celebrate a pair of annual mental health-related awareness weeks: the Canadian Mental Health Association's Mental Health Week (May 6 to 12) and the Children's Mental Health Ontario's Children's Mental Health Week (May 5 to 11).
If you or your child need immediate help due to having suicidal thoughts, go to your local emergency room immediately, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or you can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting "START" to 741-741. Allison Stephens of Nevada PEP says mental health conditions should be treated no differently than if someone were to be injured physically.
- 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness. Targeting how we use language associated with the diseases of mental health is key.
'Often clients suffer because they do not want be identified as someone who has mental health problems, ' states Dr. Lynne Friedman-Gell, Co-Founder of Trauma and Beyond Psychological Center.
'The group risk industry is at the forefront of supporting mental health in the workplace, and the employers that utilise group protection to support the mental wellbeing of their staff are the winners.
Vermont Care Partners is a statewide network of 16 non-profit community based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability service and supports.