Archive for September, 2017

MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 7

It is the nature of all living things to change. When we stop changing, we stop growing, we stop achieving our potential; basically, we stop moving. In our last blog we have discussed about numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. A. The […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 6

There are numerous treatment approaches that have been developed over the last century that have all been demonstrated to have equivalent clinical efficacy. Read our previous blogs to know about MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs. MENTAL HEALTH & Strategies for Achieving Better Mental Health A number of authorities have argued that developing programs […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 5

According to the MHCC, mental health issues cost the Canadian economy $50 billion each year. The NIMH reports that these costs to the U.S. economy was $100 billion in 2002. Read part 4 to learn more about the critical role of financial resources, stigmatization and availability of competent mental health care providers. Mental Health: The Cost […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 4

There are three areas that play a critical role in accessing mental health care: 1) Financial Resources; 2) Stigmatization; 3) Availability of competent mental health care providers. Read Part 3 to know about Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide. Access to Treatment Mental health problems and illnesses are the leading cause of disabilities. (WHO) Yet, according to […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 3

The risk factors for specific mental health issues are varied and beyond the scope of this blog. The focus here are risk factors that interfere, or will interfere, with mental health and wellness. Read Part 2 to know more about mental health problems. Comorbidity, Life Expectancy, & Suicide Life expectancy is shortened by approximately 25 […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 2

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are at least 450 million people globally suffering from an array of mental illnesses-and the number is growing. Read Part 1 to know what is “Mental Health” Mental Health: The Numbers Discussions about mental health center on three areas: 1) The presence of mental health problems and […]

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MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

| September 19, 2017
MENTAL HEALTH & Its Economic, Societal, and Individual Costs – Part 1

Good mental health refers to a state wherein we are able to fulfill our potential. It exists when we are able to make contributions to our community and our workplace. Mental Health: What is it? It has long been recognized that there is a close association between our mental health and our physical health. Achieving […]

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Loneliness…The New Epidemic – How It Affects You

| September 14, 2017
Loneliness…The New Epidemic – How It Affects You

In 2017 the United States’ Surgeon General stated that in the 1980s, 20% of U.S. adults reported feeling lonely, a statistic that has soared to 40% today and is creating chronic stress and isolation. You’re living right smack dab in the middle of a health care revolution and here’s why. The United States’ Surgeon General […]

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People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

| September 14, 2017
People Avoiding Mental Health Support-A Paradox

In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) reviewed the rates of psychiatric treatment usage as reported in 37 studies. The findings were quite alarming: Between 30% – 80% percent of people with mental health struggles never receive treatment. The average rates for no treatment for specific disorders were: schizophrenia (32%), bipolar disorder (50%), panic disorder (55%), […]

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Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?

| September 14, 2017
Did You Forget How To Play And Laugh?

It can support your efforts in overcoming a mental health struggle or ward one off In 2007, I was approached by a middle-aged woman, who was a registered laughter therapist. She was part of the laughter movement, being led by Dr. Katari in India during the 1990’s. At first, I didn’t take her seriously. Yet, […]

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