Mind Your Health
Topics of Interest
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 addictive 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 in early October, the "Topic of the Day" featured information 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 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?
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.
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!