Gov. signs proclamation for Children's Mental Health Awareness

05/12/2019 03:00 | 3

Gov. signs proclamation for Children's Mental Health Awareness

Quality of life and mental health is also part of another recognized project at Western that's focusing on the mental well-being of refugees, and the toll migration to a safe county can take on a person. 'We hope to take away the stigma and make it easier for clients to get help'. A mental illness is an illness and it affects the way people think, feel, behave, or interact with others. When talking about mental health its important to know everyone has mental health. Both diseases have grave underlying biological and genetic causes, yet we tend to ignorantly toss around mental health terms. As CEO of Center for Change, my staff and I have the privilege of serving many members of our community who are experiencing some of the most challenging times of their lives - mental illnesses that are often invisible to the casual observer in ways that physical illnesses are not.

Doctors shared with Central Texas News Now, it does not matter what age you are, mental illness can hit someone at any point in their life, and promoting good mental health and finding help is the key to prevention.

"MHA wants to help people in the community by providing this opportunity to start a conversation with a qualified professional", said Sara Kendall, vice president of clinical operations for the Mental Health Association and a licensed clinical social worker, in a statement. Mental illness is real and more education is needed to identify problems earlier and to make getting help as acceptable as going to a doctor to treat high blood pressure, diabetes or any other medical condition.

- 60 million people in the United States face the day-to-day reality of living with a mental illness.

Kujawa joined leaders and young people from the Waukesha chapter of NAMI or the National Alliance of Mental Illness for Action on the square, an all-day event for raising awareness about mental health issues and discussing legislation to address the topic.

The announcement comes after the government cut mental health funding from $2.1 billion over four years - set by the previous Liberal government - to 1.9 billion over 10 years, said Jules Tupker, the co-chair of the Thunder Bay Health Coalition.


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