DRAFT LETTER Dear Senator We are writing today to urge that you
... reform legislation this year, specifically we urge you to support S. 2680. The Senate Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee voted unanimously to advance S. 2680, the Mental
Health Reform Act of 2016, in April. Notably, this bipartisan bill strengthens federal
coordination of mental health ...
Helping young people with mental illness (PDF File 78.8 KB)
... ‘The use of alcohol and illicit drugs by young people
with mental health issues compounds the
complexity of their health condition, situation and
their needs’, says Associate Professor Bolzan. ‘A
Young People’s Program facilitated by the
Richmond Fellowship and working collaboratively
with local men ...
Fall 2017 Special Topics Course Description
... cultural symbol, and object of intervention and expert knowledge. Our questions
include: Does mental illness vary across cultural and social settings? How do
psychiatric ways of diagnosing and treating mental illness shape people’s subjective
experience of their affliction? What does this contingenc ...
15.61.45 1 BILL ANALYSIS H.B. 197 By: Price Higher Education
... and stressful time. Students may be away from established support systems for the first time and
will often face peer pressure to engage in activities that can negatively impact physical and
emotional well-being. The parties cite research supported by the National Institute of Mental
Health, the Ame ...
What is the State of the Nation`s Mental Health? On December 13
... On December 13, 1999 the Surgeon General of the United States released a landmark
report on the state of America's mental health. The release of the report was preceded by
the first White House Conference on Mental Health, held in the summer of 1999.
The 487-page report, citing over 3,000 research s ...
MENTAL HEALTH, DRUGS REFORM LEFT VULNERABLE IN THE
... The review, commissioned by the Minister for Mental Health and led by Aspex Consulting, was set up to identify
problems resulting from the former Coalition Government’s recommissioning of Mental Health Community
Support Services and Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services.
Under the recommissioning, the ...
Defining Abnormality Notes
... Criticisms of Labeling Psychological Disorders
o Mental illness is mostly just a myth – mental issues throughout history have been
labeled instead of treated.
o Argues for a “presumption of competence,” (as in presumption of innocence in court).
Presentation - Beacon Health Options
... The annual cost of mental illness is about $79 billion.
– Some $63 billion is due to lost productivity in the workplace because
of absenteeism and presenteeism.
Mental Health Parity Passage Statement
... MR. KENNEDY: I thank all my colleagues in the Senate and their staffs who have
worked so long and hard and well to bring us to this historic day on mental health parity.
In particular, I recognize our late friend and colleague, Senator Paul Wellstone, who
championed this fight for so many years. Wit ...
October 5-11 is Mental Illness Awareness Week. A common theme
... can support someone with a mental
friends, like you, are factors that
influence a person’s ability to
• Listen to the person without
judging or being critical
flourish with a mental illness. For
• Keep the person’s life as stress
free as possible to reduce the
many people living with mental ...
Mental Health Redesign - Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association
... SAMH Challenges
Prescription drug abuse continues to increase in Florida
– an average of 7 persons die every day
There remains great unmet needs for SAMH Services
The rate of adverse childhood experiences is high –
Family Safety served 36,000 (of those, 18,700 in out of
State eco ...
mcnair 2003 poster template
... According to SAMHSA, in the National
Survey on Drug Use and Health, ten reasons
are listed for not receiving mental health
services. These include cost, perceived need,
not knowing where to go, time constraints,
fear of repercussion, confidentiality concerns,
derbyshire mental health specialist
... Dr Branford said: “It is a real honour for someone from a specialist
background, such as mental health, to be elected to the main body for
“It is an opportunity to influence national policy about the whole way
medicines are used in the country.
“An important focus will be on primary care, ...
Learning Objectives for Mental Health First Aid
... people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments,
and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, teaches participants to:
Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs f ...
A Demonstration Project in Rural Minnesota for Youth ages 15
... with the police for petty crimes, but is in with a group of boys who is daring him to take his parents handgun
and hold up the local convenience store. A social worker at school refers him for help and he finally agrees to
ask his parents if he can participate in a pilot project to work with youth l ...
Examples of types of potential projects
... Carer support for patients with chronic disorders
Computerised CBT delivery
Community classes for Urdu speaking women with depression
Recovery style and outcome in first episode psychosis
Attachment, metalization and outcome in first episode psychosis
Exploration of the health inequalities experienc ...
Mental Health - Gold Coast Primary Health Network
... • A package would see people identified by health professionals as having
complex care needs eligible to access a package of integrated health
services, provided by a multi-disciplinary team, including: comprehensive
assessment and care-coordination support; psychological services;
mental health nur ...
Post-War Mental Health
... Close of asylums and move to
‘community care’ places
responsibility on families at
time of social breakdown
Positive About Mental Health
... and employment (e.g. gaps in employment history) are explored
sensitively and appropriately without unnecessary probing.
Provide a free, confidential counselling service for all staff employed by
Ensure that all relevant policies, such as recruitment and selection,
equal opportunities and ...
mental health lesson plan
... Introduction to Presentation
Starter activity - Spot the difference
between 5 young people – can you
tell who is suffering from a mental
illness? Answer – no.
What do you think mental health
is? Class discussion, and do a mind
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle
... Abusing drugs and alcohol may seem like an
effective way to cope with symptoms of a mental
illness, but they can actually make a condition
In addition, certain antipsychotic medications cause
an increased risk of heart disease. Smoking will
elevate this risk even further. Medications are also ...
Poster - Okay To Say
... Okay to Say is a community-driven movement initiated by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
with support from community partners to increase public awareness that most mental illnesses are
treatable and to offer messages of hope and recovery to Texans and their families.
Individuals Served by VBH-PA`s Public Sector Programs
... HealthChoices Southwest programs serve members of diverse populations, ranging from individuals who
use services to address a single episode to those who have longer-term disabilities and are at high risk for
recurrence of their mental illness, serious emotional disturbance for children and adolesce ...
People with Mental Health Difficulties Common factors in any
... such thoughts can cause anxiety.
PANIC ATTACKS are sudden, unexpected bouts of terror,
characterised by shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest
pain, choking, trembling and fainting. They can occur at any time.
PHOBIAS are an unreasonable fear of a situation or object.
Some such as fears ...
What is Abnormal Psychology?
... Twentieth Century Treatment
• 1946 – 1963: Changing views of mental health
– National Institute of Mental Health organized
– DSM-I published
– Mary Jane Ward published
The Snake Pit
– Goffman published
– Hill-Burton Act is passed
– Community Health Services
Act of 1963
Community mental health service
Community mental health services (CMHS), also known as Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) in the United Kingdom, support or treat people with mental disorders (mental illness or mental health difficulties) in a domiciliary setting, instead of a psychiatric hospital (asylum). The array of community mental health services vary depending on the country in which the services are provided. It refers to a system of care in which the patient's community, not a specific facility such as a hospital, is the primary provider of care for people with a mental illness. The goal of community mental health services often includes much more than simply providing outpatient psychiatric treatment.Community services include supported housing with full or partial supervision (including halfway houses), psychiatric wards of general hospitals (including partial hospitalization), local primary care medical services, day centers or clubhouses, community mental health centers, and self-help groups for mental health.The services may be provided by government organizations and mental health professionals, including specialized teams providing services across a geographical area, such as assertive community treatment and early psychosis teams. They may also be provided by private or charitable organizations. They may be based on peer support and the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement.The World Health Organization states that community mental health services are more accessible and effective, lessen social exclusion, and are likely to have less possibilities for the neglect and violations of human rights that were often encountered in mental hospitals. However, WHO notes that in many countries, the closing of mental hospitals has not been accompanied by the development of community services, leaving a service vacuum with far too many not receiving any care.New legal powers have developed in some countries, such as the United States, to supervise and ensure compliance with treatment of individuals living in the community, known as outpatient commitment or assisted outpatient treatment or community treatment orders.