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#TDHTalk Mental Health Month

Mental health has been a hot topic over the past few years. As traumatic events keep piling up week after week, it’s caused people to stop and say, hey, what is going on here? We see progress when it comes to discussions on social media. What we’re not seeing is progress in treatment and the endless consequences that we then have conquer as a result.

A shift may be taking place but the stigma remains a public health issue. Mental illness contributes to high rates of death, incarceration, and health concerns – not to mention it’s relationship with the disease of addiction. Join the conversation this week on our Twitter Chat, where we will be talking all about mental health and how it affects every facet of our lives. 

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#TDHTalk: Mental Health Month

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 11 AM PST

Answer w/ ‘A1’, ‘A2’ etc. so we know which question it’s referring to. And type ‘#TDHTalk’ w/ your answers, so it shows up in the feed.

Q1. What is a co-occurring disorder? #TDHTalk #MentalHealthMonth

Q2. Have you noticed a shift in how society talks about mental illness? Share some examples. #TDHTalk

Q3. In addition to awareness, what are some steps that need to be taken to appropriately treat mental illness as it relates to drugs and alcohol or otherwise? #TDHTalk

Q4. Who is most affected by mental health issues? Men or women? Children or adults? #TDHTalk #MentalHealthMonth

Q5. Last question: Who is your mental health superhero? #TDHTalk #MentalHealthMonth

About the Reviewer: Chris Barnes

Chris BarnesChristopher Barnes has worked in health care for over thirty years. He is a graduate of Alabama State University where he earned a double Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and Psychology in 1982. Christopher Barnes is currently the Director of Clinical services at The Discovery House where he has been employed for the past five years. Because of his extensive experience in health care & substance abuse he has an excellent rapport with constituents, clients, and other professional organizations in the counseling/social service community.

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