As someone undergoing depression treatment, this is something that has become important to me. The resurgence of measles and whooping cough (Pertussis) in recent years after decades of almost complete extinction could possibly be the distressing consequence of an increasing number of parents refusing the MMR vaccine on grounds of its possible association to autism.
At the request of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Mental Health (DMH) has developed an Incubation Program to assist nonprofit organizations that have a desire to provide services to mental health clients so as to build capacity within the Mental Health system.
In 1937, the first post of psychiatric social worker was created in the child guidance clinic run by the Dhorabji Tata School of Social Work (established in 1936), It is considered as the first documented evidence of social work practice in Indian mental health field.
Before we decided to have a LGBTQ+ peer support group I read an article that said 70% of people who identify as trans will contemplate suicide, members of the LGBTQ+ community are twice as likely to developed a mental health condition and LGBTQ+ youths are twice as likely to attempt suicide.
At the same time, we must educate the public about how effective treatment for mental illness and additions disorder reduces crime, avoids expensive incarceration, helps people remain in or re-enter the community as contributing citizens, and enhances the quality of life of everyone in the community.