May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted May 14, 2017

If you're dealing with mental health issues, or know somebody who is, you can call AMHS at 613-310-6736. As the week marches on it feels worthwhile to showcase the significance of mental health every day.

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".

Our cultural conversations about mental health have an impact on people beyond the way we talk or, more often, don't talk about mental illness. I had seen many GP's, a few psychiatrists and accessed counseling services over the years - but by facing my health head-on, it gave me more motivation and courage to seek help, ask questions, and really look at my life. Health care professionals attending the conference were presented with the latest cutting edge information and technology to try and erase the negativity surrounding having a mental health issue. Almost half of people who have been diagnosed with a mental health problem in the last five years have taken mental-health related sickness absence but, worryingly, 45% of people have taken time off and given their employer another reason for their absence. "The system makes it worse and in the end they just leave you with your problems".

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At the launch society member Mark Montovio said he hoped the book would help people understand about mental health and emphasised the importance to helping young people deal with any issues. This is just one story, of a man in his 60s facing an onslaught most of us would struggle to withstand. The barometer of any nation is the health and happiness of its people. There are strong links between physical and mental health problems. There are many causes of mental disorders. "Recovery is possible, and they are not alone".

Mental illnesses are serious disorders which can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. "Events such as this are vital to reduce the stigma around admitting to a mental health problem and seeking help". We need to treat them with kindness and dignity.

Recently, the Mental Health Foundation and employee benefit specialist, Unum, produced the Added Value Report which surveyed employees to assess mental health as a workplace asset.

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Republican proponents, meanwhile, have said the bill will restore choice to consumers and lower health care premiums. Millions of people are still suffering and millions more will begin to suffer.

In addition to the medication management and basic therapy groups that are offered in most hospitals, the facility offers a number of therapies and activities aimed at developing a wellness-based lifestyle and a feeling of self-worth: art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy, yoga and spirituality. Socioeconomic, biological and environmental factors all play a role in mental health "An environment that respects and protects basic civil, political, socio-economic and cultural rights is fundamental to mental health promotion".

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