Mental Health Awareness on Morning Energy

Owen Stevens
May 20, 2017

A topic that often carries a heavy stigma, mental health is neither a character flaw nor a weakness. Afterwards, they were treated to a lunch donated by Cub Foods, as well as a message from 32-year-old jazz musician Sam Miltich of Grand Rapids, who has battled schizophrenia for 10 years. "Mental health has always been an issue", with about 1 in 5 people experiencing a mental illness at some point in their lifetime, she says.

At the federal level, the National Association on Mental Illness of Western Massachusetts is concerned how changes to the Affordable Care Act could impact services.

"Mind Games" is a festival that will bring together many of Auckland's finest local, independent bands and artists to raise funds for The Mental Health Foundation and increase awareness about mental health in New Zealand, with a particular focus on the mental wellbeing of the artistic and musical communities. Miltich's appearance was made possible by the Evansville Art Center. Wilson, along with Dr. Stacee Reicherzer and Dr. Franc Hudspeth, deans in SNHU's clinical mental health counseling program, said the awareness of mental health has undergone a metamorphosis since the observance began in 1949.

There's a wide range of mental health support, including inpatient treatments that provide counseling and care for emotional, behavioral, or mental health crisis, to outpatient treatments with psychiatrists and psychologists to licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists that are committed to giving the best mental health care to patients.

Whom to talk to and when to seek help.

Miller recommends to take stock of how you're feeling emotionally and what you're doing to take care of yourself.

"It is no different than diabetes, high blood pressure or any other medical diagnosis".

In acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness month, and in support of their clients, DATIS will be posting images with the hashtag #MHM2017 on their social media accounts. "Remind yourself of this", she said. "Instead, get education about what you are dealing with and the tools to help yourself feel better".

A recent study by Minnesota Management and Budget found that offering mental health services to the most vulnerable Minnesotans provides real cost savings to the taxpayer and to the state's economy in reduced emergency room visits and hospitalizations, job loss, involvement in the criminal justice system and premature death.

"Keep in mind that early intervention is key", she said.

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