TCN Behavioral Health, with the financial support of the Mental Health Drug & Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties, distributed 200 Mental Health Care Kits to clients at the office, delivered to their home, or dropped at schools for pick up. The idea for Mental Health Care Kits started after the COVID-19 crisis shut down the schools.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and National Prevention Week is May 10th through 16th.more » Read More
Jun 3, 2020
By Kiona Dyches
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – In recent months, many have already been feeling uncertain and anxious, first due to the pandemic and now because of the unrest surrounding the death of George Floyd. Experts say this stress can weigh heavily on your mental health.
“It’s just been challenge after challenge after challenge and that builds up over time almost like a pressure cooker and that valve is starting to rock,” said Helen Jones-Kelley,more » Read More
Today, in partnership with NAMI, Google has launched an anxiety self-assessment tool. When people in the U.S. look up information about anxiety on Google, they will now have access to a clinically-validated questionnaire called the GAD-7 (General Anxiety Disorder-7) that helps evaluate a person’s level of anxiety. After taking the questionnaire, Google will point users to NAMI’s resources.
Anxiety disorders can present in a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms.more » Read More
Jun 1, 2020
By Jessica Walthall
As we enter a new decade, it’s important to remember that early NAMI pioneers were up against a society that didn’t understand, let alone talk about, mental illness. People with mental illness and their families were left in the dark, afraid that sharing their experiences could negatively impact their careers, relationships and lives.
In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, NAMI advocates had little to work with when it came to spreading awareness.more » Read More
May 7, 2020
By Jessi Schultz
News 5 Cleveland
CLEVELAND — Thursday is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and officials are urging parents to talk to their kids about their mental health as COVID-19 takes a toll on all of us.
LifeAct is a nonprofit organization in Chagrin Falls that is dedicated to recognizing early signs of depression in children and young adults and intervening in their lives to get them help.more » Read More