5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid Talking to your teenager (or a teenager you know) about, well, anything, can be difficult. When it comes to sensitive issues like mental health, getting a conversation started can be even harder. But the reality is that more than 22 percent of people between the ages of 13-18 will experience a mental health or substance use challenge every year, so making sure that we keep […] The post 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health MH1stAid Talking to your teenager (or a teenager you know) about, well, anything, can be difficult. When it comes to sensitive issues like mental health, getting a conversation started can be even harder. But the reality is that more than 22 percent of people between the ages of 13-18 will experience a mental health or substance use challenge every year, so making sure that we keep […] The post 5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues

I wanted to share the following with you please share: Source: MH1stAid After months of what felt like a never-ending downward spiral, Adam Hill found himself deep in the woods, bottle of vodka in hand with the intent of killing himself. Hill had been living with depression since college; but as a pediatric palliative care doctor, he did not want to advertise what others in medicine might view as a weakness and kept his challenges to himself. […] The post When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues MH1stAid After months of what felt like a never-ending downward spiral, Adam Hill found himself deep in the woods, bottle of vodka in hand with the intent of killing himself. Hill had been living with depression since college; but as a pediatric palliative care doctor, he did not want to advertise what others in medicine might view as a weakness and kept his challenges to himself. […] The post When Medical Professionals Face Mental Health Issues appeared first on %%EXTBLOGLINK%%. Source: MH1stAid

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