May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

He said it was not just about mental health, but also mental wellbeing, which if improved across the state would bring great benefits. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental illness each year, that's over 45 million Americans.

This year MHA is talking about "Risky Business".

Mental health and mental disorders, such as depression, schizophrenia and dementia, have wide ranging effects around the world. The more we learn about mental health issues, the more we can help educate others.

Today, the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) is a vibrant, full-service health care provider employing almost 200 highly trained credentialed staff members who utilize evidence based best practices in clinics in five counties: Highland, Ross, Fayette, Pickaway and Pike.

But mental health issues tend to be less visible, so they are generally lower in the order of political priorities. If the intention is to reduce admissions, this act could find ways to mitigate the disadvantages that those who are in serious mental health need face in housing, employment and education.

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

For more information about mental health or substance abuse issues, contact your local clinic at 937-393-9946.

This stems from the fact that too many of us experience daily life as a battle. Mental Health Month works not just because it is about what others can do for us, but what we can do for ourselves.

The website goes on to explain that specialist CAMHS are NHS mental health services, comprising multidisciplinary teams with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and psychotherapists. We can help in many ways. It provides examples of how people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently. That review is under way and is nearly certain to report later in the year that, given the increasing number of young people with mental health issues, CAMHS is under-resourced for the job it was established to carry out. If it is, there are suggestions on what can be done before it becomes a harmful behavior. SPVMHC works closely with local court systems and provides prevention programs created to discourage bullying and substance use/abuse to local school districts.

Having a small amount of mental health expertise in each school may be helpful, but it will not solve the problem. In 2014, SPVMHC opened an integrated primary care program in Ross County where a physician's assistant and a nurse practitioner are on staff to treat patients' physical health needs and coordinate overall care in a single, convenient location.

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