Published: Sun, May 14, 2017
Health Care | By Gwendolyn Kim

Andy Parkes column: Mental health issues can hit us at any time

Andy Parkes column: Mental health issues can hit us at any time

May serves as Mental Health Awareness Month, and West Point offers several resources for citizens to take care of their mental health.

If your mind is preoccupied with a mental health problem it can sometimes be hard to think or speak clearly.

Cheshire Constabulary senior HR manager Jo Jones, who is taking part in the walk, said: "The aim is to get our colleagues and the public talking about mental health. While conditions like depression are common-roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition-they are extremely treatable." stated Marshall.

But upon his retirement in 2012, Bell revealed that he had suffered bouts of severe depression throughout his illustrious career, and has since made it his mission to raise awareness of mental health in rugby and the wider sporting community. Just last month, Kaiser Permanente debuted an ad featuring a surprising spokesperson for mental health: Stephan Curry.

Mr Costa added that this project would take a lot of work and time, but is a step in the right direction in regards to mental health. The more we learn about mental health issues, the more we can help educate others.

That's the thing with mental illness, it's irrational, illogical and it just doesn't make sense, especially, when you put a mentally ill mind next to a "saner" one.

"Half of mental health problems in adulthood begin before the age of 14, so investment in solutions for children and young people now and broader mental health education is crucial". Sometimes the answer is clear, but often the distinction between mental health and mental illness isn't so obvious.

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She and others fear that early, effective intervention and low-priced treatments for people suffering from mental illness and substance abuse may become a thing of the past under the Republican plan. "Events such as this are vital to reduce the stigma around admitting to a mental health problem and seeking help".

What would you say are the unique pressures facing young people today that may lead to anxiety and depression? "It's why pathways to wellness are so important and why we need to spread the word" noted Neyhart.

The recent Mental Health Taskforce Strategy suggests that £34 billion is annually spent on mental health, but that the total economic and social cost annually in England alone is £105 billion. Therefore more understanding and time is needed to work with people on what can get them better, what they can they do and what other services do to help people.

Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center is a Community Mental Health Center operating under the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. How many are doing this effectively and what support are they offering?

"It's all about a drive to find out different ways that we can help our patients access goods and services, for free - the majority of them are free".

Self-Harmony at Swindon Mind counsels clients from 16 years of age upwards and people can self refer by downloading a self-referral form on our website, or be referred by their Global Positioning System or other mental health organisation within the borough of Swindon.

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