May is Mental Health Month

Amos Gonzales
May 20, 2017

Curtis Ambulance officials on Wednesday, May 17th helped support children during Mental Health Awareness Month.

Giliberti herself has a daughter who will begin college in the fall. Approximately one in four people will experience a mental health issue in a year and one in six will have experienced a mental health problem in the past week.

"There is some evidence that suggests the number of people who organically develop depression is not necessarily rising, but that the number of people reporting depression and seeking mental health treatment is on the rise as the stigma around mental health is thankfully decreasing", Scott said. It's not uncommon for a mental health patient to wait in a hospital for days prior to finding a bed in a mental health facility.

As part of Mental Health Month, DHS created a web page ( offering information about mental health and how we can provide the right care for all Minnesotans.

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With National Mental Health Awareness week running from May 8, mental health awareness is on the rise in the UK. An estimated 1 in 4 families in the United States has a member with mental illness, and as many as 14,860 residents of Hancock County could be diagnosed with serious brain disorders in their lifetime, NAMI reports.

On Friday the 9th of June, the "Mind Games" festival will be taking place across both venues at Whammy Bar on Karangahape Rd to bring together some of the most interesting and eclectic musicians in Auckland to raise awareness around mental health in New Zealand and the support that can be offered within the music and creative community. Talking through your issues with a trained professional is a good way to untangle complicated emotions and lighten the burden you may be carrying. "I do this out of a sense of duty to speak for those with mental illness who can not speak for themselves or whose voices are not being heard". "Some students are more willing to ask for help". "As a result, people are more able to recognize that instead of worrying about what a particular problem "says" about them, there is a likely solution for which they can seek viable treatment".

These experts seem to suggest that reports of an "epidemic" or "huge" increases in mental illness in the US have been greatly exaggerated. Everyone can benefit from therapy; we all go to the doctor's for regular checkups, so why wouldn't we see a psychologist regularly to keep our minds healthy?

May is the flawless time to start practicing wellness. "I think it's not blame in the way that it used to be. You just have to know what works for you, and not be afraid to try different things if you feel stressed or anxious".

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