Mental Health And Motherhood

Coming off antidepressants is really hard- here's one tired mother's journey

"That extra caring that we take on is what can make us more susceptible to mental health problems". The seriousness and the costliness of the issue demand year-round attention.

'We need to talk about mental illness so people know that it's real and that it can happen to anyone.

Mental Health Awareness week runs May 8 through May 14 in the United Kingdom, and You Me At Six vocalist Josh Franceschi has shared an important message on Twitter in order to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues. There are effective treatments and supports for all mental illnesses.

At any given time, approximately 43 million Americans or about one in five adults suffer from some form of mental illness including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans are required to cover 10 health services deemed as essential - including mental health. In addition, Medicaid funding would be slashed, further diminishing mental health care. A steering committee was formed and a contract was sought with the Ohio Division of Mental Hygiene (now known as the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services).

Mental Health And Motherhood

After the first maybe three months we can see that our child is growing, very healthy and meeting all the development milestones, but we get to a point where we start to subconsciously compare our child to the many children that we see when we go out everyday - 'Why does this child look bigger than mine?', 'That baby is already holding things, but what about my child?'. Dealing with issues early is more cost-effective than treating homelessness or opioid addiction or other negative results of mental illness.

Hope Network will be holding their second annual relay and walk for mental health on Saturday, May 27. Finally, what outward signs there are of poor mental health often involve an individual withdrawing from their peers, rather than actively seeking them out, occasionally also becoming irritable and/or morose or over-friendly. A study from the World Health Organization estimates that the cost of mental health treatment is outweighed fourfold in terms of increased production and improved physical health.

One of the most crucial, and perhaps understated, issues within mental health relates to children and young people. And we don't need a special month to remind us of that. Many people are quick to shun or to blame those who afflicted, rather than recognizing the need for compassion. When we learn the facts we can help others to dispel false ideas about mental health conditions.

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