Diverse mental health research at Western recognized

Diverse mental health research at Western recognized

Diverse mental health research at Western recognized

Mental Health Awareness Month will be commemorated here with a week of activities from May 13 to 19, under the theme "Body Image: how we think and feel about our bodies".

If you or someone you know needs mental health assistance, you can visit http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call the lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

"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.

"MHA wants to help people in the community by providing this opportunity to start a conversation with a qualified professional", said Sara Kendall, vice president of clinical operations for the Mental Health Association and a licensed clinical social worker, in a statement. This program had its inception in the United States in 1949 and has since been adopted by other organizations internationally.

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.

Support for mental health is often built in to group protection policies (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness). "Mental health is the only chronic health condition where we are waiting to stage four of the disorder before we're doing anything".

Now, his mother is taking action in order to help other families and teens suffering from depression and mental illness. It was emulated after a similar mental health research scholarship launched in 2009 by CMHA Newfoundland and Labrador.

"Because kids don't wear their thoughts on their sleeves, we don't know what they might be going through, but we can all be a voice for childhood mental health", said David Axelson, MD, chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Big Lots Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The training helps attendees to identify, understand and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Mental health problems can be treated and getting help early can prevent difficulties from getting more serious.

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