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Mental illness affects every population and every group, especially lawyers

13 May 2017

To this end, the Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Dr Kate Middleton, the director of the Mind and Soul Foundation, which encourages the Church to engage more with mental-health issues, said: "In the midst of yet more very worrying statistics documenting the decline of mental health in the United Kingdom, we welcome indications that the Government are taking these seriously, and looking at plans to improve services".

When the conversation begins, often you realise you are not as alone as you thought.

"If everyone carried out little acts of kindness within their local communities, then it would make for a much better world".

A further 15% of respondents are hosting dedicated mental health awareness events for employees, 3% are partnering with charities, and more than a quarter (27%) of respondents are conducting two or more of these initiatives.

Because of this important work, Hearst Health, a division of Hearst, and the Jefferson College of Population Health of Thomas Jefferson University, recently named Intermountain Healthcare the victor of the 2017 Hearst Health Prize for its Mental Health Integration program. For more information on mental health services in Clermont County, please call the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board at 732-5400. From this and subsequent classes came additional interested family members and individuals with a mental illness who wanted to join the movement. This year's theme is 'Surviving or thriving?', which includes a focus on the difference between surviving and thriving, why there are not more people thriving with good mental health, and what can be done to support mental health and build resilience. We may think that we don't need to grieve for these losses and that we are being "pathetic" as no one has died yet still we feel sad and perhaps angry, scared, anxious, exhausted and unable to focus on things for a long time, all similar emotions that one goes through in grief. Sometimes the most refreshing thing in the world to hear is just "I would love to meet you, but I'm just feeling really depressed/anxious/shit".

People in the lowest income bracket, earning less than £1200 a month, were more likely to have suffered mental ill-health than those in the highest income bracket, earning more than £3701 a month. People still delay or avoid seeking necessary professional help for mental-health and/or substance-abuse disorders because of a fear of being branded, labeled and/or ostracized.

However, according to that database, services for mental health providers are abundant in Maryland, with 1 provider for every 490 residents; in contrast to the national average where there is only one primary care provider for every 1,130 residents.

"We urgently need to see change at ground level; so that vulnerable patients in need can access effective treatment".

"We recognize that we only have someone with us for a very brief time, so we want to give them ongoing lifestyle-improving tools and help them feel empowered to use them", she said.

61% of managers blame technology for their increased hours as they find it harder to switch off, with one in five managers reporting that they are "always on" and check emails all the time. Help us help our community.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking at mental health from a new angle.

In addition to bringing more inpatient beds to Oklahoma, Oakwood offers a full continuum of care including a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program and outpatient medication management.