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Highland-Clarksburg Hospital provides resources during Mental Health Month

Highland-Clarksburg Hospital provides resources during Mental Health Month”

"With one in four people being diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in their life, the majority of people actually live productive, wonderful lives and you would never know that they are receiving treatment", Kellie Sullivan, a recreational therapist and group home director for Center for Behavioral Medicine said.

He further requested to fund the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to ensure adults suffering from serious mental illness receive Assertive Community Treatment.

But 37 percent said financial concerns would prevent them from accessing these services, while 33 percent said insurance coverage is the main barrier to children's mental health support. This is why a critical area of focus for Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health is prevention. There was also a panel of mental health experts to answer questions from the audience. There has been a campaign in recent year urging people to talk about mental health issues, and this needs to continue so people will gradually come to accept, if they have an issue with their mental health, they need to talk to someone about it. Expulsion rates of children prior to kindergarten are at rates up to 34 times higher than the rates of children expelled from kindergarten through 12th grade, combined.

For older children, effective suicide prevention programs are vitally important, he said.

It's all about the children and their mental health on Saturday at Linda K. Epling's Stadium. Thanks to a transformational $50 million gift from Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation, upon completion in 2020 it will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S. If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, or another mental health issue, help is available. The space will house behavioral health researchers and foster collaboration between community partner agencies.

9Health Fair, Aurora Mental Health Center, Boulder County Public Health, Broomfield Public Health, Centura/Denver South Group, Children's Hospital Colorado, Clinica Family Health, ClinicNet, Community Reach Center, Denver Public Health, Doctors Care, Douglas County Government, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Jefferson County Public Health, Mental Health Center of Denver, Metro Community Provider Network, SCL Health, Sheridan Health Services, and Tri-County Health Department.

"Many communities like ours are thinking about how to improve access to high-quality behavioral health services because it is the right thing to do", he said in a hospital news release.



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