Vic Lebouthillier

/Victor Camille Lebouthillier
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About Victor Camille Lebouthillier

Vic is President of Health Factors where he leads a team of clinical researchers whose focus is keeping abreast of the latest findings in the field of advanced behavioral science, to increase treatment effectiveness. Vic is also Clinical Director at the Alive Wellness Centre, an in-patient program for people seeking mental health well-being. Health Factors has been internationally recognized and used in 23 countries by both private and government clinics, insurance companies, and university clinical training programs and has received the following awards and recognition: The United Kingdom Medipex National Health mental health Innovation of the year Award. Placed on the SAMHSA National Registry of Evidence-based Practices. Received three Benjamin Franklin publishing awards. Approved US Military contractor and used on more than seven military bases. Selected partner with Mental Health Commission of Canada to promote workplace best practices.

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 8

There are three major challenges facing any attempt to address this crisis and help those who need treatment to recover, while increasing the resiliency of those who have not yet experienced any mental health issues.

Health Masters: Using Advanced Science for Effective Solutions
Read our previous blog to learn more about how to overcome a mental health struggle.

There is a consensus that the world is facing a major mental health crisis. Although developed countries are better positioned than developing countries to address this problem, the same challenges confront both. Not counting the toll that mental health problems and illnesses take on people’s lives, the cost to the economy is tremendous. If steps aren’t taken, the cost and the toll will continue to grow. […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

It is the nature of all living things to change. When we stop changing, we stop growing, we stop achieving our potential; basically, we stop moving.

In our last blog we have discussed about numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

There are numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy.

Read our previous blogs to know about MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs.
MENTAL HEALTH & Strategies for Achieving Better Mental Health
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By |July 31st, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

According to the MHCC, mental health issues cost the Canadian economy $50 billion each year. The NIMH reports that these costs to the U.S. economy was $100 billion in 2002.
 

Read part 4 to learn more about the critical role of financial resources, stigmatization and availability of competent mental health care providers. […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

There are three areas that play a critical role in accessing mental health care: 1) Financial Resources; 2) Stigmatization; 3) Availability of competent mental health care providers.
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By |June 19th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

The risk factors for specific mental health issues are varied and beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here are risk factors that interfere, or will interfere, with mental health and wellness.

Read Part 2 to know more about mental health problems.
Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide
Life expectancy is shortened by approximately 25 years in those with mental illness. This diminished life expectancy can be attributed to two factors: 1) Comorbid states; 2) Increased risk for suicide. […]

By |June 12th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 450 million people globally suffering from an array of mental illnesses-and the number is growing.

Read Part 1 to know what is “Mental Health”
Mental Health: The Numbers
Discussions about mental health center on three areas: 1) The presence of mental health problems and illness; 2) The treatment of mental health problems and illness; 3) Prevention of mental health problems and illness. Any discussion, therefore must begin with the incidence (number of new or newly diagnosed cases within a specified period of time) and the prevalence (number of actual cases during some specified period of time or at a particular point in time) of mental health issues, the availability of treatment, and the risk factors that are involved. […]

By |June 3rd, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Good mental health refers to a state wherein we are able to fulfill our potential. It exists when we are able to make contributions to our community and our workplace.

Mental Health: What is it?
It has long been recognized that there is a close association between our mental health and our physical health. Achieving good psychological health without good physical health or vice versa can be challenging for any person. Comorbidity, or the co-occurrence of two or more disorders or illnesses, is not uncommon when considering mental health. Poor physical health can be a source of stress that poses a challenge to maintaining our mental health. For example, someone with a chronic physical illness may also experience depression. Poor mental health, on the other hand, can result in behaviors that sacrifice our physical health. Oftentimes, severe psychological and emotional trauma may, along with dysfunctional psycho-behavioral expressions, be manifested in the form of physical diseases such as diabetes or obesity. […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Loneliness…The New Epidemic – How It Affects You

In 2017 the United States’ Surgeon General stated that in the 1980s, 20% of U.S. adults reported feeling lonely, a statistic that has soared to 40% today and is creating chronic stress and isolation.

You’re living right smack dab in the middle of a health care revolution and here’s why. The United States’ Surgeon General is a medical professional who has been selected to not only assist in providing advice to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, but also to lead 6,500 public health professionals, who are critical in responding to health care emergencies in the United States. It’s an important position. […]

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People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the rates of psychiatric treatment usage as reported in 37 studies. The findings were quite alarming: Between 30% – 80% percent of people with mental health struggles never receive treatment.

The average rates for no treatment for specific disorders were: schizophrenia (32%), bipolar disorder (50%), panic disorder (55%), major depression (56%), generalized anxiety disorder (57%) obsessive-compulsive disorder (59%), and alcohol dependence (78%). The WHO report also suggested that these rates are probably low and that the actual number of people failing to receive treatment is much higher. […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Mental Health, Overcome|Comments Off on People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox