Milwaukee County Kicks Off Mental Health Month, Encourages Conversations About Mental Illness

Ontario boosts funding for post-secondary mental health services by $6 million

People with symptoms of mental-health disorders and diseases respond positively to social support; yet as a society, we tend to hide these types of health issues for fear of criticism, derision or contempt.

Mental Health America has developed a series of fact sheets which are available at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may on specific behaviors and habits that may be warning signs of something more, risk factors and signs of mental illness, and how and where to get help when needed. Larger acts, such as volunteering at your local community centre, can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks.

"The reality is that many teenagers needing mental health help or new mothers with postnatal depression will not have a parent in prison or on a benefit so they will not get seen any faster or get the help they need". Services include intensive short-term treatment through our crisis services and inpatient services, as well as a full array of supportive community services for persons with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

MHFA and YMHFA Training are made possible through federal grant funding provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

On Thursday, which happened to be National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, House Republicans passed legislation that could affect millions of young people who are dealing with psychological health issues.

Dr Coleman acknowledged the problem of mental health with the announcement of the national improvement programme.


The month of May is used to help people understand how common it is.

Much of that work will happen through the Government's "social investment" approach, which aims to use data to better identify where money should be spent, and if it makes enough difference. But the fiscal support that's needed to ensure access to treatment have always been insufficient, she says.

We examine Mental Health and Teens, Monday night at 10 on KSN.

This would adversely impact tens of thousands of New Jersey residents in need, says Debra Wentz, president and CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies in Trenton.

"Our government is committed to creating a more coordinated and responsive mental health system in Ontario".

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