On Saturday, November 17th, thousands of people gathered to attend events around the world, coming together with other survivors of suicide loss to share stories and gain understanding and hope in their healing journey.Read More
In support of Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 7–13, 2018, Dickinson Center, Inc. is educating the public about fighting stigma surrounding mental illness. Despite the potential stigma in America, a person can recover from mental illness with compassion, empathy and understanding from other people.
One in five adults experiences mental illness problems every year, and 50% of chronic mental illness begins by age 14. Although many people today understand that mental illness is a medical condition, individuals and families affected by mental illness are still often subjected to stigma and discrimination.
A few tips for exploring mental health assistance for you or a loved one:
Talk to your provider. They might refer you to a specialist and make the first appointment.
Be ready to talk about health history and current experiences.
Ask a lot of questions and ask the mental health specialist to explain treatment options for a better understanding of a plan.
Continue to be surrounded by family and friends.
Continue to do sports, exercise, walking or hobbies like art, reading and writing.
In addition, National Depression Screening Day will be held on Thursday, October 11. Around the world, organizations, such as Dickinson Center are sharing information about free and anonymous online questionnaires that can help individuals identify potential signs of depression. Learn more at http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/hyho.
Overall, it’s important to change one’s own behavior to support someone affected by mental health conditions. Showing compassion and listening to friends, family or co-workers can help reduce barriers to people seeking support and treatment.
Learn more about Mental Illness Awareness Week at www.nami.org/miaw
Dickinson Center, Inc. (DCI), participated today in National Disability Employment Awareness Month by hosting an annual celebration for consumers that have made strides toward reaching their vocational goals.Read More
Insomnia, or trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, is largely thought of as an adult problem. But children can suffer from insomnia as well, and that can prove disruptive for the entire family.Read More
Though many people are quick to associate exercise with its physical benefits, those hours spent on the treadmill also can boost brain power.Read More
Be aware of SAD. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is defined by the Mayo Clinic as a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons, beginning and ending at about the same times each year. Borrowing some of the coping mechanisms relied on in northern latitudes can help many people to see the dark in a different light.Read More
t's normal to experience feelings of sadness and grief from time to time. But when these feelings are prolonged or interfere with daily life, they may be symptomatic of depression.Read More
Women suffering from postpartum depression, a mood disorder that affects women after childbirth, often deal with extreme feelings of sadness that interfere with their ability to care for themselves, their families and their new babies.Read More
The global organization DoSomething.org says nearly half of kids have been bullied online, with one in four saying it has happened more than once. Cyberbullying has grown as access to computers and devices that offer an online connection has grown.Read More
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder that is caused by an error in cell division. When a person has Down syndrome, he or she has a third chromosome 21, also called Trisomy 21.Read More