"Let's Talk Colorado" Campaign Takes on Mental Health Stigma

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In Bergen County alone, my organization, along with other community mental health organizations, provide care to 13,155 patients with mental illness.

Laura Gomes said her son, 17-year-old Jayden Hayle, a STRIVE recipient. has been part of the autistic program offered by Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services on Park Road North since he was six.

Also to observe this, the Center is sponsoring a Mental Health Awareness Day on Friday, May 26. Almost 10 million Americans suffer from a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.

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According to MentalHealth.gov, "mental" health is defined as, "our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Maybe they need to go speak to a therapist who is specializing working with kids, maybe they need more social support family support, maybe they need help from a teacher to advocate for them in school", said Dr. Lasley.

Raising awareness during the month of May is ultimately helpful for one to learn the causes, effects and the next step for treatment.

"One in Five Minds" strives to educate the community, parents, professionals and leaders about mental illness.

Blacks are also 20 percent more likely to suffer from a mental illness than white people, or the remainder of the US population. "So, we encourage people to get loud about these kinds of things". Chronic underfunding means many people are not treated and that costs the Canadian economy $51billion a year just in the workplace, says Mark Henick of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Discrediting the myths about child mental health is critical to connecting more young people to the help and understanding they need and deserve. While we should be discussing ways to bring these alarming numbers down year-round, Mental Health Month is a great time to start the conversation. The cuts to school and Local Authority budgets have resulted in a significant reduction in early intervention services and a worrying drop in counsellors in schools. "When we engage in prevention and early identification, we can help reduce the burden of mental illness by identifying symptoms and warning signs early, and provide effective treatment Before Stage 4". Whereas Wings of Change Peer Support founded February 1, 2016 in Barrie, Ontario, a partnership with CMHA and chapters across Canada provides a stigma-free environment for all first responders, health care professionals, dispatchers, military members, correction workers, funeral support workers and animal service workers with regards to occupational trauma and stress. Moreover, nearly 10 million adults (4 percent) reported a serious mental illness, which the National Survey on Drug Use and Health defines as a condition that results in "serious functional impairment, which substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities".