Vermont Care Partners: What is mental health?

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Green ribbons are the symbol for Mental Health Awareness Month.

If you or someone you know needs mental health assistance, you can visit http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call the lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. "We need to have more public discourse to dispel the myths about what mental health problems are and are not" states Dr. Joanne Barron Co-Founder of Trauma and Beyond. "It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices".

"Epilepsy goes far beyond seizures", says researcher and post-doctoral candidate Klajdi Puka, who has been been following families who have children with epilepsy to see how it effects the mental health of the family unit.

There has been some confusion that mental health and mental illness mean the same thing when they do not.

Now, his mother is taking action in order to help other families and teens suffering from depression and mental illness.

MHA, which was founded in 1960, is a provider of residential and support services to individuals impacted by mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance use and homelessness throughout the Greater Springfield Area. If you feel they are in harms way of themselves then help them.

Carlotta McCleary, executive director of Mental Health America of North Dakota, says at any given time, one in five young people have a mental health condition, showing just how common this issue is.

Health advocates in Thunder Bay say an announcement Monday by the Ontario government that it is increasing support for mental health and addiction services may not be totally accurate.

- 1 in 25 (10 million) adults in the United States lives with a serious mental illness.

'The group risk industry is at the forefront of supporting mental health in the workplace, and the employers that utilise group protection to support the mental wellbeing of their staff are the winners. Targeting how we use language associated with the diseases of mental health is key.

A recent study led by the World Health Organization found that 35% of college freshmen in eight countries struggle with mental illness.

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