Mind Your Health

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Did you know that 1 in 4 American adults live with a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition in any given year? Of children aged 9 to 17, 1 in 5 has a diagnosable mental or 502.gifaddictive disorder that causes at least minimal impairment.

Too often, these conditions go untreated. Untreated mental health and substance use conditions lead to more deaths than traffic accidents, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined. Less than half of American teens with mental health disorders receive treatment. Without treatment, children with mental health issues are at increased risk of school failure, contact with the criminal justice system, dependence on social services, and even suicide.

Each day during Mental Illness Awareness Week, look for our "Topic of the Day" email about screening, getting help, sticking to your plan, and taking care of your self as part of an overall goal to MInd Your Health.

Our Mind Your Health campaign encourages people to find out where they are on the Wellness Circle and take action to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice. The centerpiece of this year's awareness campaign is free, anonymous online screening, along with information about getting help, sticking to your plan, and doing the things that promote the well-being you want - and deserve - in your life. 

Where are you on the Wellness Circle?

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With help, comes hope.

If you believe you or a loved one are in imminent danger and need immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to call your mental health provider, or 9-1-1.


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Education, Training, Activities & Support

Mental Health America of the Triangle offers a variety of education, training, and support for parents, providers and community members on an array of topics related to mental health and wellness throughout the year. The Family Advocacy Network offers parenting skills training, support groups and educational workshops for parents raising children with mental health, behavioral and learning challenges. The Pro Bono Counseling Network coordinates a continuing education series for mental health providers throughout the year. The Compeer program offers quarterly volunteer trainings and social activities. In addition, Mental Health America of the Triangle hosts community-wide events on special topics. Check back for the most current listings!

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Individuals with high functioning autism can present with a range of psychiatric symptoms. This presents a challenge to professionals when designing appropriate treatments. In this workshop, participants will learn how a better understanding of the specific learning style of individuals with autism can lead to better treatment.
Dec
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December 12 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Research has consistently highlighted the importance of the therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy and therefore it is crucial that clinical supervision explore these key relationship variables.
Dec
13
Educational Workshop for parents and others on topics related to raising a child with emotional/behavioral issues, mental illness, learning differences, substance abuse problems and other challenges.

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FAN Expands Services to Latino Families

Raising a child who is suffering from mental illness is challenging enough. Yet, some Latino parents are also struggling with a language barrier that may prevent them from identifying and accessing important resources for their family. In an effort to bridge this gap, Mental Health America of the Triangle’s Family Advocacy Network (FAN) has expanded its services to support Latino parents.

Fact Sheets and Resources

Mental Health America:
Mental health Information by Topic
Fact Sheet on Suicide

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
Mental Illness Facts and Numbers

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Articles

Remembering Robin Williams: His Life Should Continue to Inspire Us 
by Paul Gionfriddo, President/CEO of Mental Health America

Robin Williams' Death Is a Wakeup Call for Mental Illness
by Jonathan Cohn, published in New Republic