Under a five-year agreement with the federal government, California is using Medicaid dollars to expand drug treatment, including more inpatient care and a broader range of medications. Young people themselves, who had been in contact with CAMHS teams in Wales, reported on their health and wellbeing and called for non-mental health professionals such as education staff, counselling services and youth groups to share responsibility for the emotional needs and development of young people”.
Workplace health policies need to incorporate more than the usual programmes to deal with workplace stress: forums to talk fearlessly about common mental disorders, and the importance of timely treatment coupled with the genuine intent to obliterate discriminatory employment policies are needed.
Aileen gave me an update about the Pegasus communication scheme used by police officers in the Dyfed Powys force area, and it seemed like a blog post would provide the ideal opportunity to share the information with a wider audience to further promote the scheme’s use.
Spiritual counselors meet with people in need to offer comfort and support and to help them gain a better understanding of their issues and develop a problem-solving relation with spirituality These types of counselors deliver care based on spiritual, psychological and theological principles.
Wilbert Leonard, a sociology professor at Illinois State, says he thinks consciousness in the broader world can be raised by prominent voices from the sports world — like Phelps, West and Marshall — and perhaps begin to chip away the societal stigma too often attached to mental illness.