Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Wellness and Prevention: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

"A full nationwide mental health inquiry is needed to identify the systemic problems, and deliver effective solutions, rather than just tinkering around the edges", Green Party health spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said.

Nationwide, the rate of youth depression increased to 11.1 percent in 2014 from 8.5 percent in 2011, according to a report by Mental Health America made available to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

"It is also important to understand early symptoms of mental illness and know when certain behaviors are potentially signs that one needs additional support with mental healthcare", said Berlina Wallace-Berube, director of the Division of Mental Health, Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Services. "Records are never shared without the consent of a student, and mental health issues are not arbitrarily discussed". Milwaukee residents are encouraged to bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health issues and gather more information for the Behavioral Health Division's 2018 budget.

A series of events are set to take place this month (May) to mark weeks dedicated to mental health and dementia in Stafford Borough.

"The health and wellbeing of all of our colleagues is of the utmost importance to us and this is why we are more focused than ever in providing support for those who need it and working hard to end the discrimination and stigma associated with mental health".

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Mental Health Awareness Month will kick off on May 4, Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, with a community conversation about mental health services facilitated by the Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has defended the embattled mental health system today, saying it is facing high demand.

"Our government is committed to creating a more coordinated and responsive mental health system in Ontario. The Government hasn't listened to people who have tried to access mental health services in New Zealand nor those who work on the frontline of delivering those services".

Services such as in-school counsellors and other mental health services were found to be cut back as purse strings were increasingly tightened due to the government reportedly providing inadequate funding for education.

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