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Mental Health Care- It Must Advance Like Everything Else

In a world where change occurs at break-neck, speed-why is mental health such a laggard sector?

Look around and consider the pace of change and innovation in so many different areas of human enterprise: aerospace, bioscience, surgical procedures, computers, how we educate, communication, and, yes, even the pace of producing and sharing information. Everything is advancing at a breakneck speed. […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on Mental Health Care- It Must Advance Like Everything Else

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 9

Health Masters is an evidence-based, feedback-informed approach to mental health. It offers virtual, facilitated, and interactive workshops that occur once a week for seven weeks.
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By |October 16th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 9

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.
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By |October 2nd, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 8

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.
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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.
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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. […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Mental Health|Comments Off on MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

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.
Read Part 3 to know about Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide. […]

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.
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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.
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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.

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