Medical Doctors and Mental health Professionals are Finally Talking as seen in CNN reported by Anna Gorman
Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at the San Fernando Mental Health Center. The counseling and medication, she says, keep her depression and schizophrenia at bay.
Our Expert Opinion:
It is essential that medical providers and mental health providers abandon the false dichotomy between mind and body. All current research and common sense points to treating the whole person. It just makes sense that the heretofore lack of integration of services be eliminated and that we begin to comprehensively address the health needs of our patients.
– Dr. Michael Hollander Director of Training, Senior Consultant, McLean Hospital, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School, PROJECT 375 Board Member
A PROJECT 375 Perspective:
It is great to see that mental health issues are starting to be recognized similar to physical health issues and that many doctors offices are starting to work together with mental health pro-fessionals to really provide all around care to the patient. The fact the there are now grants to help facilities like the ones in NY, CA, and FL show me hope that more states will jump on board and provide the best care to all patients, with physical and/or mental health issues. Like Tracy Young, I to suffer from mental health challenges, and to know that we have options where we can be accepted and not feel alienated is a huge relief for myself and I am sure many others like us.
– Geoff Gorewitz, Ambassador of PROJECT 375
Let’s Talk About It:
We are so excited to bring you our latest installment of REAL CHATS. This week’s account is from Russell Lehmann.
Russell is a public speaker and mental health advocate who happens to have autism, among other diagnosis. He became a speaker to be a voice for the unheard; he knows exactly how challenging it is to go unnoticed.
PROJECT 375: What is your favorite memory?
Russell: That’s an interesting question. I guess I don’t really have a favorite memory. My childhood was pretty rough, with regards to battling my many disorders such as OCD and severe social anxiety. Perhaps my favorite memory would be the one that I will make today!
Find this installment of REAL CHATS here.
For more details or to get involved, contact Emily Thieme at E.email@example.com.
Quote of the week:
“All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism”
— Author Unknown
1. a benefit corporation that provides homeless and disabled artists the opportunity to earn their own income. ArtLifting sells original paintings, art prints, and products so artists can earn recurring income from each piece.
Shortly after Krishaun began his time in art school, he describes that he got sick with a mental illness and was unable to finish the program there. He then moved back to Chicago where he was connected with Thresholds. With the support of his case management team and family, Krishaun returned to school and graduated from Columbia College of Art and Design.
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Our Founders Hard At Work:
“My Hear was broken when I saw the picture and read what as going on with Delonte”
-Brandon Marshall. Read the story here.
Screening for Mental Health: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Q&A as seen in twloha.com
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 21-27) is an annual campaign that brings awareness to the critical needs of people with eating disorders and their families. This year’s campaign focuses on the need for early detection and intervention, such as brief mental health screenings.
Military’s Care for People With PTSD and Depression Falls Short as seen in The Washington Post reported by Shefali Luthra
The military’s health program falls significantly short in providing mental health care to service members, according to a Rand study published last week.
Upstate Medical Receives $375K Grant for Mental-Health Training Program as seen in cnybj.com reported by Eric Reinhardt
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour, training-certification course that teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions, and secure appropriate care for the individual.
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