Mental Health – Open Mind http://open-mind.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:47:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://open-mind.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6-150x150.png Mental Health – Open Mind http://open-mind.org/ 32 32 $50,000 in grants for Chula Vista programs dedicated to mental health and wellness https://open-mind.org/50000-in-grants-for-chula-vista-programs-dedicated-to-mental-health-and-wellness/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:47:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/50000-in-grants-for-chula-vista-programs-dedicated-to-mental-health-and-wellness/ The Chula Vista Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, provides grant funding for programs that address the mental health, wellbeing and other needs of local families. Foundation officials are reminding interested nonprofits that they have until Wednesday to submit project proposals that address issues facing children and families in Chula Vista. The […]]]>

The Chula Vista Community Foundation, an affiliate of the San Diego Foundation, provides grant funding for programs that address the mental health, wellbeing and other needs of local families.

Foundation officials are reminding interested nonprofits that they have until Wednesday to submit project proposals that address issues facing children and families in Chula Vista. The application can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://bit.ly/3tP9ORH.

The foundation awards up to $50,000 to programs addressing a variety of issues, including healthy living, childcare, after-school care, self-sufficiency, food and housing insecurity, and domestic violence. Particular attention is paid to those concerned with mental health and physical well-being.

“During our current grant cycle, we aim to partner with local organizations closest to our youth and families to ensure that we, as a community, improve the mental health and physical well-being of our families and children,” Lisa Johnson, the foundation’s executive chair, said in a statement.

The projects should last one year and have a long-term sustainability perspective. They should also be “culturally humble and sensitive, practical and accessible,” the foundation said in a press release.

In August, the Foundation awarded $60,000 to three local nonprofits that provide programs and resources focused on strengthening the health and socio-emotional well-being of youth ages 12-24 in Chula Vista.

Barrio Logan College Institute received $25,000 for its after-school program focused on learning about recovery from COVID-19. The Southwestern College Foundation also received the same funding for its Cares program, which supports students at risk of dropping out of college due to unexpected financial hardship. The San Diego Hunger Coalition received $10,000 for its Hunger Free Kids program, which helps school districts increase school lunch attendance and Pandemic EBT, ultimately increasing the household food budgets of needy families.

Since 2011, the foundation has awarded more than $600,000 to nearly 40 family charitable programs in Chula Vista, according to the foundation.

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Canada Announces Mental Health Support Project in Guyana https://open-mind.org/canada-announces-mental-health-support-project-in-guyana/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 19:04:56 +0000 https://open-mind.org/canada-announces-mental-health-support-project-in-guyana/ Canada’s Minister for International Development, Harjit Sajjan, has announced the launch of a CAD 2.9 million (US$2.1 million) International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) project to support mental health in Guyana, which first such investment in the Caribbean. He made the announcement via video message as the Guyana Mental Health and Well-Being (GWB) conference continued […]]]>

Canada’s Minister for International Development, Harjit Sajjan, has announced the launch of a CAD 2.9 million (US$2.1 million) International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) project to support mental health in Guyana, which first such investment in the Caribbean.

He made the announcement via video message as the Guyana Mental Health and Well-Being (GWB) conference continued at the Arthur Chung Conference Center.

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony expressed the Government of Guyana’s gratitude to Canada for its contribution to the critical mental health area.

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“A big component of the IDRF program would be working with students and with people in the community … to prepare our communities [to deal with mental health],” he said.

Canadian High Commissioner for Guyana and Suriname Mark Berman explained the need for financial intervention to support mental health initiatives.

“The magnitude of the mental health burden does not reflect the size and effectiveness of the response, it requires … two-thirds of countries allocate one percent or less of their health care budgets to mental health, with the poor often bearing the greater burden of risk and burden.” lack of access to treatment,” he stressed.

The IDRF project aims to benefit around 67,750 people over a period of five years. This is being done in collaboration with the Ministry of Health under the theme of “Protecting the Human Dignity and Rights of Mental Health At-Risk Populations in Vulnerable Communities Across Guyana”.

IDRF is a Canadian non-governmental organization (NGO) founded on principles that address the root causes of poverty. It focuses on helping people with long-term development, including alleviating poverty and preventable diseases.

The NGO has also worked with the Ministry of Health to develop a therapeutically-focused approach to address mental illness as an underlying cause of vulnerability and poverty in vulnerable communities.

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Young children in these 2 Maine counties are at greater risk for poor mental health https://open-mind.org/young-children-in-these-2-maine-counties-are-at-greater-risk-for-poor-mental-health/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/young-children-in-these-2-maine-counties-are-at-greater-risk-for-poor-mental-health/ To reach a suicide prevention hotline, call the new three-digit 988 hotline or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Suicide Prevention Services can also be reached at 888-568-1112 or 800-273-TALK (8255). Complex emotions among middle school students are nothing new, but the sadness and hopelessness of students in two of Maine’s poorest counties before the COVID-19 pandemic has public […]]]>

To reach a suicide prevention hotline, call the new three-digit 988 hotline or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Suicide Prevention Services can also be reached at 888-568-1112 or 800-273-TALK (8255).

Complex emotions among middle school students are nothing new, but the sadness and hopelessness of students in two of Maine’s poorest counties before the COVID-19 pandemic has public health officials and juvenile advocates concerned.

In Piscataquis County, 30 percent of middle school students felt so sad or hopeless that they stopped their usual activities for more than two weeks in a row, compared to the statewide rate of 24.8 percent, according to the 2022 Maine Shared Community Health Needs Assessment. The report includes statistics from 2019, before the pandemic forced students into social isolation. Since 2017, the county’s rate has increased nearly 10 percent.

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Monitor your sanity as you prepare for Nicole https://open-mind.org/monitor-your-sanity-as-you-prepare-for-nicole/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 22:44:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/monitor-your-sanity-as-you-prepare-for-nicole/ FORT MYERS The thought of another storm approaching the state is unnerving as most of us are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. The aftermath of Ian takes center stage in Southwest Florida, while piles of debris are scattered along the streets. However, many scars lie buried beneath the surface in the psyche […]]]>

FORT MYERS

The thought of another storm approaching the state is unnerving as most of us are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

The aftermath of Ian takes center stage in Southwest Florida, while piles of debris are scattered along the streets. However, many scars lie buried beneath the surface in the psyche of survivors, who may not realize the depth of the emotional impact.

Stacey Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and conducts many telemedicine visits from her home in Fort Myers.

“It’s a very stressful event, our central nervous system gets really hit by things like this. So when we’re in combat flight or freeze mode, it becomes difficult to eat properly and digest properly, and it can be difficult to sleep at night,” Brown said.

Brown helps people process Ian, but worries that Nicole could hurt people’s weakened mental health.

“Any time you’ve had trauma and then something that feels or looks similar comes up, you’re reactivated,” Brown said.

Dealing with trauma after Ian and before Nicole. CREDIT: WINK News

Whether you’re at home or at work, paying attention to your breath can help calm your nerves. Brown said it’s one of the few things you can control.

While it’s easy, slowing down your breathing can de-escalate the flood of emotions you’re feeling.

“Bringing your breath down deeper will stimulate a relaxation response. That’s just neurology. So our brain talks to our body all the time. And you are responsible for how you think. All right,” Brown said. “Even though there is trauma, you can still remember doing something real; If you think about it, look around, you’ll find three things to look at, I see a plant, I see something green, I see my blue couch, you know, really anchor yourself in what’s there .

Brown suggests focusing on what you see, smell, and hear. To ground yourself in the present and thus prevent a worry spiral. She has dedicated much of her practice to treating trauma and helping others move past their pain.

“You’re okay, you get that, you know, we’re not in any danger right now,” Brown said.

The emotional toll is high, but treating yourself kindly can go a long way in relieving anxiety.

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The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is raising $100,000 in aid https://open-mind.org/the-mental-health-center-of-greater-manchester-is-raising-100000-in-aid/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 17:30:12 +0000 https://open-mind.org/the-mental-health-center-of-greater-manchester-is-raising-100000-in-aid/ MHCGM auctioneer Scott Reed used his humor during the live auction to support mental health benefits. courtesy photo MANCHESTER, New Hampshire— The 23rdapprox Hosted by The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM), the annual mental health celebration on October 24 raised over $100,000 through live and silent auctions, prize draws and event sponsorship. The […]]]>
MHCGM auctioneer Scott Reed used his humor during the live auction to support mental health benefits. courtesy photo

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire— The 23rdapprox Hosted by The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM), the annual mental health celebration on October 24 raised over $100,000 through live and silent auctions, prize draws and event sponsorship. The net profit represents a new record amount for the fundraiser and will help provide children, young people and adults in Greater Manchester with access to the treatments, services and programs offered at the MHCGM. More than 50 different community partners, businesses and organizations supported the charity to help improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness.

Arthur Sullivan, Lead Partner of Brady Sullivan Properties, shared at the event: “Shane and I have supported the Mental Health Center for Greater Manchester for the last 16 years and we are delighted to be presenting sponsors for the 6th tonightth year in a row. Brady Sullivan Properties is proud to support various organizations in our communities and this organization and event will always be one of the most important ones we support. We see every day how a person’s mental well-being impacts their ability to succeed. That person can be a family member, an employee or colleague, the person next to us at the grocery store, a stranger on the street, or even ourselves. It is our responsibility as a community to help those individuals who need help by supporting organizations like the Mental Health Center and events like today’s annual celebration.”

We are blown away by the success of our annual benefit program,” said Rik Cornell, VP of Community Relations, MHCGM. “It shows how supportive our community is and how well our supporters know that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health.” to continue to ensure a better future for those who seek our care.”

The annual celebration is the premier annual fundraiser for MHCGM and attracts more supporters to the cause each year. The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester is a 501(c) 3 organization and is the largest community mental health provider in the state of NH with programs and services to support all age groups.

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St. Charles College students and staff receive psychological support after the student’s death https://open-mind.org/st-charles-college-students-and-staff-receive-psychological-support-after-the-students-death/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/st-charles-college-students-and-staff-receive-psychological-support-after-the-students-death/ A team of social workers, psychotherapists and psychiatrists will be available to support students and staff at St. Charles College in Sudbury, Ontario following the death of student Ashton Desormeaux. Ashton, 17, and his parents Brian Desormeaux, 46, and Janet Desormeaux, 43, died Sunday at their home in Coniston from what Sudbury Police ruled a […]]]>

A team of social workers, psychotherapists and psychiatrists will be available to support students and staff at St. Charles College in Sudbury, Ontario following the death of student Ashton Desormeaux.

Ashton, 17, and his parents Brian Desormeaux, 46, and Janet Desormeaux, 43, died Sunday at their home in Coniston from what Sudbury Police ruled a suicide.

“This is an extremely tragic situation that has deeply affected families, friends and the community,” police said in a press release on Monday.

“Our deepest condolences go out to everyone affected by this incident and we ask that you respect the privacy of members of the family at this very emotional time.”

The police did not provide any further information about her death.

Diane Zannier, the director of mental health at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, said her team, along with chaplains and Indigenous auxiliaries, would be available to support the St Charles community.

“Grief is something that everyone lives differently and in their own way,” Zannier said.

She added that school board mental health professionals can connect students and staff to resources like the Crisis Hotline if they need that help.

Remembered by the arm wrestling community

Both Ashton and his father, Brian, were active in the city’s armwrestling community.

Rock City Reapers armwrestling club member Rach Wade paid tribute to the family in a Facebook post.

“Brian was not just an arm wrestler but a friend, role model, teacher, encourager and like a father to many of the younger pullers,” Wade wrote.

“He had a tough looking exterior but was a really nice guy underneath. He took care of his family and the sport of arm wrestling. He put many of us in contact to get jobs and supported anyone who asked for help or needed help.”

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Is mental health in the workplace that important? https://open-mind.org/is-mental-health-in-the-workplace-that-important/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:26:04 +0000 https://open-mind.org/is-mental-health-in-the-workplace-that-important/ If you’ve ever searched for mental health related questions e.g. B. “Why mental health matters?” You’ve probably found a staggering amount of information, but before you even typed the first few letters of this question, you already knew the answer, right? At the gut level, we know mental health matters and we know why. […]]]>

If you’ve ever searched for mental health related questions e.g. B. “Why mental health matters?” You’ve probably found a staggering amount of information, but before you even typed the first few letters of this question, you already knew the answer, right?

At the gut level, we know mental health matters and we know why.

  • You or someone you care about is struggling…

  • Mental health matters because it’s personal…

  • Mental health is important for overall well-being…

One such aspect is mental health in the workplace.

Why is mental health important in the workplace?

“We often live and work in the same room. Isn’t it then only natural that we bring our emotions to work and vice versa?” According to a study by Metlife, November 2021, 72% of employers say stress and burnout is a problem for their company and 84% of the Employees have experienced at least one psychological challenge in the recent past.

Whose responsibility is it?

Mental health has become a growing concern in the workplace since the pandemic began. Gone are the days when it was just a tick in the box. Nowadays it is at the top for everyone as it has emerged as a necessity and no longer good to have one.

“Whose responsibility, isn’t it? The executives? The staff? But aren’t we all?

Each of us plays an important role in promoting well-being in every area of ​​our lives. A leader is an enabler of emotional well-being in the workplace and we should all drive this forward together as allies.

I believe modeling is an important form of support and advocacy to promote mental health and emotional well-being in the workplace. It starts at the top of the hierarchy, allowing modeling transparency and extending reachability.

How can I be an ally?

When one of your co-workers has returned to work after breaking a leg, there is less room to think twice about how you would support them to make their life at work comfortable. We are insecure when it comes to helping someone with a mental health issue.

SIMPLE BUT EFFECTIVE – The right knowledge helps us listen to someone going through an emotional distress. Being empathetic, compassionate, and with a non-judgmental attitude can help us help someone who needs that support. I have learned and understood working at 1to1help serving 800+ clients in PAN India that the number of people in need of help and the number of people with the urge to help someone is insurmountable.

While connection is important and the need of the hour, taking care of yourself is just as important. This can make a huge difference to your mental health – at work and beyond. These are also aspects of your life that you have more control over than many other things. The more effort you put into self-care, the better you will feel and the more connected you will become.

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Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health https://open-mind.org/boston-doctors-hold-summits-to-discuss-children-and-mental-health/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 23:04:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/boston-doctors-hold-summits-to-discuss-children-and-mental-health/ Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health Updated October 28, 2022 7:04 pm EDT Hide Transcript View Transcript A CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT HERE IN BOSTON. BEN: TOP HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVES DISCUSSING THE CRISIS, OUR CHILDREN MAY BE, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP. OUR RHONDELLA RICHARDSON WAS HERE. >> ALL […]]]>

Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health



A CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SUMMIT HERE IN BOSTON. BEN: TOP HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVES DISCUSSING THE CRISIS, OUR CHILDREN MAY BE, AND WHAT CAN BE DONE TO HELP. OUR RHONDELLA RICHARDSON WAS HERE. >> ALL OF THESE CHILDREN COOPERATE ATTENTION DEFICIENCY HYPERACTIVE DISORDER, ADHD. THE CHILD YOU DON’T SEE IN THE HOME VIDEO SAID LOUD THEY WOULD rather NOT EXIST >> I SAID WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I WOULD RATHER DIE THAN EXIST. >> THE NORTHBROOKFIELD FAMILY IS LIKE MANY FIGHTS. HOSPITAL LEADERS SAY THERE NEEDS MORE EARLY INTERVENTIONS AND MORE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH. >> UNTIL THE CHILDREN COME TO US, IT IS A FAILURE. >> IT’S SO HARD TO FIND – NOW, IN THE FOUR YEARS PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE IS A 61% INCREASE IN PATIENTS WITH MENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH. NOW 1 IN 5 US CHILDREN EXPERIENCE A MENTAL OR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONDITION EACH YEAR. A FIRST OF ITS KIND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUMMIT BRINGS FAMILIES AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS LIKE SEC MARYLOU SUDDERS FROM THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES TO MANAGE A CASE LOAD CRISIS >> THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN CHILDREN THAT WOULD BE PRESENT WOULD BE IN THE 20’S, WE ARE THERE NOW THE HUNDRED, THAT’S TODAY. >> THE WAITING TIMES ARE DEVASTATING WE HAVE 300 ON THE WAITING LIST. >> THE QUESTION BECOMES WHERE CAN THEY BE PLACED FOR CARE AND – WE ARE EXCITED THAT WE HAVE MADE AN AGREEMENT WITH BOSTON CHILDREN’S. >> FAMILIES ARE DESPERATE FOR PARTNERSHIPS. >> IT’S TIRING WHEN A CHILD IS IN CRISIS IT TAKES THEIR LOTS OF TIME. >> AND ONE OF THE BEST PRACTICES WESTERN MASS MAKES TELEPSYCHOLOGY IN SCHOOLS A WAY TO HELP CHILDREN

Boston doctors hold summits to discuss children and mental health

A Child Mental Health Summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the state’s top health leaders in one place to discuss the mental health crisis affecting our children and what can be done about it .

A Child Mental Health Summit was held in Boston on Friday, bringing together some of the state’s top health leaders in one place to discuss the mental health crisis affecting our children and what can be done about it .

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Launch of new mental health program for children in Oakland County – The Oakland Press https://open-mind.org/launch-of-new-mental-health-program-for-children-in-oakland-county-the-oakland-press/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 15:52:57 +0000 https://open-mind.org/launch-of-new-mental-health-program-for-children-in-oakland-county-the-oakland-press/ The Oakland Community Health Network is launching a new program to address children’s mental health needs and to offer families an alternative to hospital emergency room visits when they have a child in crisis. The Youth & Family Care Connection is located at the Resource and Crisis Center, Building 34E on the Oakland County Government […]]]>

The Oakland Community Health Network is launching a new program to address children’s mental health needs and to offer families an alternative to hospital emergency room visits when they have a child in crisis.

The Youth & Family Care Connection is located at the Resource and Crisis Center, Building 34E on the Oakland County Government Campus at 1200 N. Telegraph Road in Pontiac.

Children under the age of 17 can receive services for up to 72 hours at the eight-bed facility.

“We are very excited to introduce the Youth & Family Care Connection to the residents of Oakland County,” said Dana Lasenby, Executive Director and CEO of OCHN.

“The goal is to improve the coordination of care with OCHN’s network providers and hospital partners, reduce longer stays in emergency departments during a mental health crisis, and most importantly, connect families to critical care that improves outcomes for children in need.”

OCHN has contracted with New Oakland Family Centers to manage and operate the YFCC.

“It is our great privilege to continue our collaboration with OCHN on this important new expansion of juvenile mental health care in Oakland County,” said Kevin Sendi, President and CEO of New Oakland. “OCHN leadership is taking bold and progressive steps to meet the urgent and growing need for effective, compassionate care for youth in crisis in our communities.”

Services include psychiatric evaluations, medication reviews, nursing, and individual and group therapy.

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Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Mental Health Facility | news https://open-mind.org/johnson-county-chamber-of-commerce-welcomes-new-mental-health-facility-news/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://open-mind.org/johnson-county-chamber-of-commerce-welcomes-new-mental-health-facility-news/ The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business Oct. 14 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Paintsville Behavioral Health Inc. on College Street in Paintsville. Paintsville Behavioral Health is a mental health facility for those seeking treatment through the variety of resources they offer in-house, according to program director Cindy Crase. “We are very […]]]>

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new business Oct. 14 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Paintsville Behavioral Health Inc. on College Street in Paintsville.

Paintsville Behavioral Health is a mental health facility for those seeking treatment through the variety of resources they offer in-house, according to program director Cindy Crase.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with these patients and we are really focused on severe mental illness at this time. Our goal is to make it accessible to everyone in the rural mental health community. We have a wonderful staff, they come every day and they work very hard and do a great job. We have a wonderful leadership team that is dedicated to growth and genuinely serves the community,” said Crase.

According to Jordan Pelfrey, CEO of Crase and Paintsville Behavioral Health, the facility will help integrate people with mental illness by offering them resources that range from education about things like social cues, basic hygiene, a recreation area to play or relax to a computer lab for educational purposes.

“We want to help improve their quality of life,” Crase said.

Crase also said this facility will be open to anyone in the area who needs the type of treatment they now offer here.

Mark McKenzie, Johnson County Judge-Executive and President of the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, was present at the ribbon cutting to welcome her.

“We will always support our businesses and anything they need from us and we are delighted to welcome them to our store,” said McKenzie.

Pelfrey said they are really excited to be able to offer these services to our community.

“They are badly needed in our area, but most of all we’re thrilled to be a community partner and to be able to engage with mental health here in rural Appalachia,” said Pelfrey. “We hope everyone can support this as we continue to grow here in eastern Kentucky.”

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