Mental Health Week a chance to 'get loud' about wellness

Mental Health Week a chance to 'get loud' about wellness

Kujawa joined leaders and young people from the Waukesha chapter of NAMI or the National Alliance of Mental Illness for Action on the square, an all-day event for raising awareness about mental health issues and discussing legislation to address the topic. This education needs to be echoed in the home.

At Trauma and Beyond we focus on how to help people overcome symptoms that may be attributed to mental illness but may actually be related to unconscious survival strategies that developed in response to developmental trauma.

This week is the 68th annual Mental Health Week and the Canadian Mental Health Association is encouraging people to #GetLoud about mental health. Offering links to websites that provide information about various mental health problems, as well as having available resources for mental health practitioners can be a good first step toward destigmatizing mental health.

How do we end the stigma? Both diseases have grave underlying biological and genetic causes, yet we tend to ignorantly toss around mental health terms.

African Americans and Hispanic Americans used mental health services at about half the rate of whites in the past year, and Asian Americans at about one-third the rate. Group sessions with staff and patients on the theme; Friday, May 17 - Interactive session with female inmates of Her Majesty's Prision; Sunday, May 18 - Church service highlighting the spiritual perspective of Body Image in relation to Mental Health. The training helps attendees to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.

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Skelly said she disagrees with that assertion and called this the first step in a "very significant injection of funds into wraparound services for mental health care", culminating in $3.8 billion over a 10-year period.

- Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75 percent by age 24, but early intervention programs can help.

"Big Lots is proud to support the next generation of mental health providers with our endowed scholarship fund for students committed to the field of behavioral health".

I encourage everyone who reads this article to have at least one discussion about mental health with someone they care about during this month of mental health awareness.

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