Recovering from mental illness with dignity World Health Organization (WHO) An estimated 350 million people are affected by depression around the world. Some 21 million are affected by schizophrenia. Despite this considerable burden, the stigmatization that is still associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking help. In this short video, Charlene Sunkel, from South Africa, speaks of her experience of mental health services following a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the challenges she had to overcome in her quest for an effective treatment and understanding of her condition. Gary Seery, from Ireland, explains how sport helped him to overcome depression.
Telehealth Lee Memorial Health System Experts believe Telehealth will play a major role in improving delivery of care to an increasingly ill and aging population. It helps people stay in their homes and in-touch with their medical conditions.
What is mental health parity? NAMI For too long, people who need mental health and substance use care have been subjected to pervasive discrimination in health insurance. Health plans for people with pre-existing mental illness, if they included mental health benefits at all, have historically been more expensive, with limited benefits and significant administrative hurdles to obtaining care.
Fewer Adults Smoking Lee Memorial Health System After a seven- year stall, the number of adult smokers dropped to 18% according the CDC. Still cigarettes are the leading cause of preventable illness and death. Doctors say the power to change, is within our grasp.
Building Bridges Between Child & Adult Mental Health Systems SAMHSA This webinar addresses the rationale for including adult mental health systems as strong partners in NITT-HT communities, discusses some of the challenges to that partnership, and provides examples of partnerships in communities in the U.S. and elsewhere.