Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid The numbers are both daunting and appalling: 75 percent of suicide victims in the United States are men; 41 percent are transgender. These statistics represent numbers that are much larger than that of the general population – sometimes nine times larger. With the intersection of Pride and Men’s Health Month, there’s no better time to raise awareness for the unique mental health challenges that trans […] The post Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men MH1stAid The numbers are both daunting and appalling: 75 percent of suicide victims in the United States are men; 41 percent are transgender. These statistics represent numbers that are much larger than that of the general population – sometimes nine times larger. With the intersection of Pride and Men’s Health Month, there’s no better time to raise awareness for the unique mental health challenges that trans […] The post Toward Understanding the Mental Health of Trans Men appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Valencia D. Clay was 28-years-old when she finally got appropriate care. Until then, she didn’t have the vocabulary to understand, or even begin to process, what she was experiencing. Despite earning a master’s degree in special education, the world of mental health was completely unknown to her. Now, she credits that world for her great successes as an educator. (“This Teacher Is Using Her Struggle […] The post Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom MH1stAid Valencia D. Clay was 28-years-old when she finally got appropriate care. Until then, she didn’t have the vocabulary to understand, or even begin to process, what she was experiencing. Despite earning a master’s degree in special education, the world of mental health was completely unknown to her. Now, she credits that world for her great successes as an educator. (“This Teacher Is Using Her Struggle […] The post Teaching Mental Health in the Classroom appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid A father’s plea echoes the desperation of many families across the United States as they watch their loved ones, who are living with addictions and behavioral health issues, mired in the criminal justice system, when they should be receiving treatment services. (“My Daughter Needs Help, Not Jail: Mental Health, Addiction,” Hartford Courant, January 27, 2017). David Klau is a lawyer whose daughter, Miri, has become entangled in […] The post A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System MH1stAid A father’s plea echoes the desperation of many families across the United States as they watch their loved ones, who are living with addictions and behavioral health issues, mired in the criminal justice system, when they should be receiving treatment services. (“My Daughter Needs Help, Not Jail: Mental Health, Addiction,” Hartford Courant, January 27, 2017). David Klau is a lawyer whose daughter, Miri, has become entangled in […] The post A Father’s Plea for Care: Mental Health, Addiction and the Criminal Justice System appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question…

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid “How are you?” No, “How are you, really?” For many of us, our fathers are symbols of unwavering strength. When times get tough, our dads are there to lift us up and help us heal. But the endless pressure to be “strong” can prevent men—and especially fathers—from reaching out for help for emotional and mental health challenges when they may need it. That’s why daughters […] The post For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question… appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question… For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question… MH1stAid “How are you?” No, “How are you, really?” For many of us, our fathers are symbols of unwavering strength. When times get tough, our dads are there to lift us up and help us heal. But the endless pressure to be “strong” can prevent men—and especially fathers—from reaching out for help for emotional and mental health challenges when they may need it. That’s why daughters […] The post For Father’s Day, Ask Your Dad This Question… appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid When Desmond Phillip was shot and killed by two Chico, Calif., police officers, the city’s police department was not prepared to appropriately handle the situation. It might have been yet another tragic incident that could have been prevented, but community outcry and requests for more mental health crisis training for local law enforcement may change that. (“Chico Pleas for More Mental Health Training After Man […] The post A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement MH1stAid When Desmond Phillip was shot and killed by two Chico, Calif., police officers, the city’s police department was not prepared to appropriately handle the situation. It might have been yet another tragic incident that could have been prevented, but community outcry and requests for more mental health crisis training for local law enforcement may change that. (“Chico Pleas for More Mental Health Training After Man […] The post A Tragic Plea for More Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid In a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 first responders, 85 percent reported mental health symptoms. One-third reported clinical diagnoses of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While these numbers loom large, seven out of 10 of those surveyed claimed mental health services are rarely or never utilized by their organization with four out of 10 individuals reporting concern about repercussions for seeking help at […] The post First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges MH1stAid In a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 first responders, 85 percent reported mental health symptoms. One-third reported clinical diagnoses of depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). While these numbers loom large, seven out of 10 of those surveyed claimed mental health services are rarely or never utilized by their organization with four out of 10 individuals reporting concern about repercussions for seeking help at […] The post First Responders at Elevated Risk for Mental Health Challenges appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid