More work needed in mental health: Coleman

More work needed in mental health: Coleman

The theme of New Directions' Mental Health Month campaign is "It starts with you".

"Mental illness makes people violent".

"Everyone can suffer from mental illness at any stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood", says Michael Lappen, Administrator at the Behavioral Health Division.

Ways to Wellness, has resources and services available to help you or someone you know who may be struggling.

A growing number of mental health providers are considering closing their doors or curtailing services because of lack of funding.

Working with University Health Services director Paul J. Barreira and Chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services Barbara Lewis, Saldana said that Medical School is focusing on prevention and structural improvements to "promote wellness", including making the first two years of training pass/fail for students in the new curriculum. So activities like recreational drug use, compulsive sex, obsessive internet use, even overspending, or disordered exercise patterns can sometimes be behaviors that disrupt someone's mental health or potentially lead them down a pathway where they are having a mental health crisis.

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This year, Mental Health Week is taking place from May 1 to 7, 2017. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, the initiative asks why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

"There's a lot of people who actually don't believe children can have mental health issues", he said. Light refreshments will be served. But the review also made it clear that money, without a comprehensive and independent review of mental health systems, won't fix entrenched problems.

For more information visit Mental Health America or talk to your doctor. To schedule an interview with a BHD expert, contact Katy Glodosky at 414-323-6362 or katy.glodosky (at) milwaukeecountywi (dot) gov.

Ontario supports the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Good2Talk/ Allo, j'écoute mental health helpline, which provides direct counseling and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in English and French.

In a speech to be delivered this morning, Mr Coleman will focus on mental health and addiction services, and launch a new programme to try to improve how patients are transferred, medications prescribed, and to ensure lessons are learnt from serious events and complaints.

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