Report Investigates Barriers to Mental Health Care

December 9, 2015
Inspiration Day Treatment | No Image Selected

Over 60 million Americans are thought to experience mental illness in a given year, and the impacts of mental illness are undoubtedly felt by millions more in the form of family members, friends, and coworkers. Despite the availability of effective evidence-based treatment, about 40% of individuals with serious mental illness do not receive care and many who begin an intervention fail to complete it. A new report, published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest...

Mental Heal First Aid

December 8, 2015
Inspiration Day Treatment | No Image Selected

Mental Health First Aid was created in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and Anthony Jorm, a mental health literacy professor. Kitchener and Jorm run Mental Health First Aid™ Australia, a national non-profit health promotion charity focused on training and research. More information on the history of the course is available at Mental Health First Aid Australia. The United States is just one of the many countries that have adapted the p...

Active Minds Empowers Students

December 7, 2015
Inspiration Day Treatment | No Image Selected

Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses nationwide, the nonprofit o...

Mental Health for the Holidays

December 6, 2015
Local News
Inspiration Day Treatment | No Image Selected

In this video, mental health speaker, author and advocate, Hakeem Rahim interviews a family who lost a loved one but did not lose hope, three individuals who are thriving in recovery and a woman who supports her loved one and embraces her well being. They will share their journeys, how they've coped and tips for others experiencing their situation. Hakeem Rahim,Ed.M, M.A. is a leading mental health speaker, author, advocate and the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental I...