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Approximately 1 in 5 American adults will experience mental illness in a given year. Approximately 1 in 25 adults experience a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Less than half of those individuals received mental health services in the past year. Aside […]
Letitia Labrecque is Executive Director of the IMHR Epicenter in Central Phoenix. She comes to the position with vast professional experience shaped by her belief in complete integration of people with all disabilities into mainstream society. Prior to this venture, Letitia devoted 20 years to the vocational rehabilitation of people with disabilities through the Arizona […]
Thinking about New Year’s Resolutions often brings unwelcome guests – stress and depression – especially if the resolutions seem hard to achieve. Here are some great tips from Mental Health America to help you make 2016 resolutions. When Change is Hard Making a change is not easy. In fact, 60 percent of people who achieve […]
New research and a lawsuit by students in Compton, California, indicate that well-being is a key to achievement. Standardized test scores and uniform curriculum mandates dominate America’s education agenda. But evidence is mounting that making mental health care available in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools could help close the achievement gap between black and […]
As the spending on child mental health services in the South West is cut, teens are ‘crying out’ for early help with mental health problems. There are worries about the effect on South West teens amid falls in spending. The Children’s Society announces plans to expand work on children’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. Spending on […]
Hearing voices Woman feared she could meet the same fate as her homeless father Tiffany Martinez was enrolled in college at the University of Southern Maine when she began to notice her mind “playing tricks” on her. Through early intervention at the Portland Identification and Early Referral program, Martinez was able to get the help […]