May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Ellen Mills
May 12, 2017

People experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently - and some engage in potentially unsafe or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. Be selfish - and that is hard - but put yourself first. Winners for 2017 will be announced at a conference in late spring.

THREE children in every classroom will experience a mental health problem by the time they're 16. How are things now compared to six months ago? The event will convene Fortune 100 executives, leading academic experts in mental health, and representatives from national and global health organizations. Mental health is an illness like any other physical problem - there is no shame in speaking out and sharing your story.

This series of articles will focus on helping employers gain insight on designing and implementing mental health initiatives. Through providing appropriate support for those with existing mental health conditions and looking at ways to promote good emotional and mental health for all, we can support everyone to lead healthy and fulfilled lives. But that was not an accurate picture of what it is really like to live with mental illness.

SA Mental Health Commissioner Chris Burns heard from Port Lincoln and Eyre Peninsula residents at Ravendale on Monday night. No two are the same.

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.

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

"While it is not the role of schools to replace the specialist support that mental health services provide, they can and should play a crucial role in developing the skills young people need to cope and flourish in today's world". What's going on in your life?

In Mental Health Awareness Week a lot of the publicity aimed at raising awareness and reducing stigma has been along the lines of, "it can happen to anybody". I paused and replied, "You're correct".

"This is important because we know that men are less likely to reach out for help, and are four times more likely to end their life by suicide". I found the roller coaster of emotions and behavior exhausting though. That would mean a benefits system which actually boosts people's chances of improving their life prospects.

The research is clear that a community-based approach is most effective.

Fear and distrust when you are called for a medical assessment and the report bears little relation to the interview you had, and even less relation to the expert testimony of your GP, hospital consultant or support worker. We need to talk about mental health because there's still f*** all funding to provide adequate mental health care to those who need it. "Events such as this are vital to reduce the stigma around admitting to a mental health problem and seeking help". It needs the right nurturing and support to heal.

"We won't just treat illness but reverse the Tory Government's failed policies to tackle the factors that contribute to poor mental health, like housing shortages, rising poverty and cuts to public services".

People in the lowest income bracket, earning less than £1200 a month, were more likely to have suffered mental ill-health than those in the highest income bracket, earning more than £3701 a month.

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