In Our View: Fund Mental Health Care

"The word "mental" in "mental health" should not make people see that as weakness or look for the nearest straight jacket".

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Herts Wellbeing and the charity Mind will be setting up a stall to get people talking about their mental welfare.

Founded by Sacramento Mayor and former State Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, the Steinberg Institute is a leading nonprofit public policy institute that supports and encourages effective and comprehensive mental health public policymaking; helps solve disputes between mental health stakeholders; engages business leaders and other non-traditional stakeholders; evaluates the impact of current investments; and implements a bold, best-practices vision to advance mental health services and support integrated systems of care.

"Our report lays out the sheer scale of the problem".

Last year, the journal Health Affairs calculated that the United States spends more than $200 billion annually on mental health, ranking it far ahead of heart conditions and trauma injuries as the most costly health condition.

Check out http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/feelslike on the Mental Health America website.

An Intensive Outpatient Counseling (IOP) program is available to address addiction problems, and a crisis line is available round the clock for anyone in need of emergency interventions.

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GETTYTwo in five of those surveyed believe they have experienced depression in their lives

But only one in three van drivers who believes their mental health to be suffering have spoken to their manager about their concerns, with more than one in 10 (12 per cent) who haven't spoken to anyone about their mental health at all.

"If I had received help earlier, and whilst I was in school I don't think my mental health would have suffered as much".

Were May serious about reforming mental health care, she could set minimum standards to which all are entitled by law, including both inpatient and outpatient care.

Later this year, the agency plans to open an onsite pharmacy at its Ross County Clinic for the convenience of clients and staff with itinerant medication coordinators who will provide pharmacy services to clinics in the other counties as well. This enables patients to interact with a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner in their home community without the burden of a long drive.

The survey also revealed that women are more likely to say they have experienced a mental health issue, with seven in ten of the women partaking in the study revealing their mental health concerns compared to six in ten men.

"Children and young people may need help with a wide range of issues at different points in their lives".

Submitted by Darlene Ford.

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  • Ismael Montgomery