Glen Rock Recognizes May as Mental Health Awareness Month

Maricruz Casares
Junio 10, 2018

The organization said that suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals aged 15 to 29; while close to 800,000 people die by suicide every year worldwide. Numbers increased across all demographics, including race, age, gender and ethnicity.

Research for New Jersey indicates that approximately 242,000 adults, or 3.6 percent of adults, in 2013 to 2014 had a serious mental illness in the prior year.

"When someone is looking for a place to put someone because they can not care for them themselves it may not be because they are elderly, so you are going to have people in nursing homes who are not elderly", says DuBois.

"What we have to do is acknowledge that there are people in nursing homes who have mental illness, and if they are going to have to be there because there is a nowhere else for them to go then we've got to make sure that the care for them includes dealing with mental illnesses", says DuBois.

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The resolution further states that seeking mental health treatment is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength, and that by seeking treatment you can recover and live longer, healthier lives.

Louisiana doesn't have many long-term living facilities for people with mental illness.

"The most important thing we can all do is start that conversation", Most said.

The World Health Organization-Philippines is encouraging individuals who are battling mental health problems to seek support from their families or health professionals.

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