Mental Health & Addictions

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. There are currently many cases of counselling waiting lists across the county as we have previously discussed on this blog However, the Connectors were pleased to discover that we have a Counselling Links page on our website with information about options other than NHS counselling in Powys.

Nearly four in 10 news stories about mental illness analyzed by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers connect mental illness with violent behavior toward others, even though less than five percent of violence in the United States is directly related to mental learn more, see the School’s news release and the Health Affairs article.

Social work in mental health, also called psychiatric social work, is a process where an individual in a setting is helped to attain freedom from overlapping internal and external problems (social and economic situations, family and other relationships, the physical and organizational environment, psychiatric symptoms, etc.). It aims for harmony, quality of life , self-actualization and personal adaptation across all systems.mental healthmental health

Psychiatric social workers conduct psychosocial assessments of the patients and work to enhance patient and family communications with the medical team members and ensure the inter-professional cordiality in the team to secure patients with the best possible care and to be active partners in their care planning.mental health

Lynda has been an advocate for 14 years now She is employed by Powys Teaching Health Board to be an IMCA and a community advocate, and for a small number of hours a week by Conwy & Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy Service to be an IMHA in North Powys.