Mental Health Awareness

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This Week on Sage Aging

Nearly one in five American adults experience mental illness each year (NAMI). I don't know about you, but when I hear "mental illness," I think of the more severe conditions that fall under that description. I think that is probably true for a lot of people. But the truth is, "mental illness" includes things like anxiety, depression, and ADHD. That's a little more relatable, isn't it? Every person I know has experienced at least one of those at one point or another. Perhaps we should find something else to call it....I guess that is a conversation for another day. This week we will focus on simply bringing the conversation to the surface!

My Guest

My guest today is Jim king. Jim is the Director of Inpatient Services at Peace River Center. He's a licensed mental health counselor and is very passionate about helping people to gain access to mental health services. Through his own life experiences, both personal and professional, Jim provides great insight into the topic of mental health.

What We Covered

  • Why mental health is a public health issue
  • Removing the stigma associated with seeking help
  • Common challenges aging adults and their caregivers/families experience
  • Types of mental healthcare practices

Links & Resources

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