Tips to Help Enjoy a Safe & Happy Holiday Season While intended to be “merry and bright,” the holidays can be a stressful time for many of us. Check out the tips below to help enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. Know someone who is depressed or suicidal? Get resources here. Life-Saving Tips for […]
November 4-6, 2014 | Eugene, OR Thank you for joining us!! Conference presentations from participating presenters will be made available on the Connections Conference website soon. Check out the new Mind Your Mind Project and video as unveiled at the conference: Keynote Speakers Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, ACE Interface, LLC; ACE Study—Co-Founder and Co-Principal […]
Drug and alcohol misuse are a serious problem both nationally and in Lane County. Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug among youth in the United States. People who start drinking before age 15 are 5x more likely to develop abuse or dependence later in life than those who start after age 21. Between 2008-2010 […]
Featured Event Making Connections: Promoting Mental Wellness & Reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences November 4-6, 2014 | Eugene, OR Conference goals: Increase understanding about mental wellness: the connection to our overall health Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): the cutting-edge research, impacts on adult health, and effective strategies to reduce ACEs Reflect on our work Apply […]
Goal To facilitate community efforts to promote mental health and prevent suicide in Lane County. 2014 Objectives Identify Lane County suicide prevention, screening, assessment and referral services Promote coordination and awareness of mental health promotion and suicide prevention resources Increase opportunities for provider and public mental health promotion and suicide prevention education Implement public educational […]
See also: Suicide Prevention Data/Research From the information sheet (SAMHSA): About one in five adults (ages 18 and older) has a diagnosable mental disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health) Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. (U.S. Surgeon General’s Report) Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, income, race, religion, […]
Mental health issues affect a person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. They are not causes by poor decisions or bad habits and they are treatable. There are many different types of treatments such as medication, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, group therapy, self-help of a combination of these. They type of treatment that works best is dependent on the person.