‘CureStigma’ theme for annual Mental Illness Awareness Week

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Community Mental Health Center, Inc., Lawrenceburg, other mental health providers, and advocates for mental health care throughout the United States are continuing to work together with hundreds of thousands of Americans to support mental health care services and to provide education about mental illnesses.This mission is highlighted during national Mental Illness Awareness Week, celebrated October 7 through October 13 this year. “CureStigma” is the theme for this year’s event. The event focuses on raising awareness of mental illnesses and their impact on individuals, families and society in general, and on replacing stigma surrounding mental illness with hope for treatment and recovery. This is an opportunity to fight stigma, to provide support, to educate the public, and to continue to advocate for equal care.Mental Illness Awareness Week was established by Congress in 1990 in recognition of the efforts of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) to raise mental illness awareness. NAMI has chapters in every state in the nation and is active in advocating for the rights of individuals with mental illnesses and lobbying for improved services.Mental Illness Awareness Week raises public awareness about mental illness. NAMI hopes everyone will talk about mental health and share what they know and what they learn with family, friends and others. This is also a time to free everyone from stereotypes that too often discourage people from getting help when they need it. There is hope for renewal and recovery. We can all make a difference in the lives of family, friends and others who experience mental illness.One in five adults experiences mental illness problems every year. “Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it,” says NAMI.Although many people today understand mental illness is a medical condition, individuals and families affected by mental illness are still often subjected to stigma and discrimination. Common and well-known mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Other types of mental illness include attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety disorders (including post-traumatic stress disorder).“We are calling on everyone to join with CMHC and NAMI to replace stigma with hope by seeking to CureStigma” said Tom Talbot, Executive Director of Community Mental Health Center, Inc.“We know that recovery is possible. Treatment works, and the sooner one can become engaged in treatment, the better,” said Mr. Talbot.Unfortunately, there can be long delays – sometimes decades – between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help. Less than one-third of adults and less than one-half of children with a diagnosed illness receive treatment. You are never alone. Know where to find help when it is needed. Many people begin with their primary care doctor. Many start by confiding in a close family member or friend. Don’t be afraid to speak up.CMHC, Inc. served more than 5,000 people during State Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018). CMHC provides comprehensive behavioral health services (mental health and substance use disorders treatment services) to individuals of all ages in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.Early identification and treatment is vital – by getting individuals the treatment they need early, recovery is accelerated and the brain is protected from further harm related to the course of illness. The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective – between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of medication and psychosocial treatments and supports. The economic cost of untreated mental illnesses is about $200 billion each year in the United States.For more information about services offered by Community Mental Health Center, Inc., please call (812) 537-1302 for the location of an office near you, or visit CMHC’s website at www.cmhcinc.org for more information.All services of Community Mental Health Center, Inc. are provided without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, color, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, political belief, status as a veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.last_img read more

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Confident Kolkata Knight Riders up against Rajasthan Royals

first_imgJaipur: High on confidence after their magnificent victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will eye another dominant show when they take on Rajasthan Royals in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Sunday.On Friday, it was Andre Russell’s rampage, which powered Kolkata to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore while chasing a massive 206-run target. The purple brigade are currently placed second in the league points table with three wins in four matches and the Dinesh Karthik-led side will aim to keep the momentum going against an average looking Rajasthan.On the other hand, Rajasthan lie seventh in the points table after managing just a win from four games.Kolkata batsmen Andre Russell, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Shubhman Gill are in fine touch. After the win against bottom placed RCB, Kolkata will carry the belief to win games from any situation, thanks to Russel, who has single-handedly won matches for them.Rana has also been effective so far as the batsman has been amongst the runs, accumulating 169 from four games at a fantastic average of 42.25. Kolkata’s bowling will once again revolve around Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla as the wicket at Sawai Man Singh has been slow and low this season.Rajasthan, on the other side, have some stars in their rank with the likes of Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson and Jos Butler. However, all of them have failed to live up to expectations. It would be a perfect time for all of them including skipper Ajinkya Rahane to deliver the goods as playing at home will certainly be an added advantage.Coming to their bowling, Rajasthan bowlers Jofra Archer, Jaidev Unadkat and Stokes have leaked runs in the death overs so far and will certainly have to look for a solution after Russell’s sensational fireworks against Bangalore.Rajasthan will once again look at Sherays Gopal, who has scalped six wickets from four games and was exceptional with the leather with figures of 3/12 against Bangalore. Overall, Kolkata will be favourites on Sunday. However, one can’t underestimate the power of Rajasthan, the inaugural title holder of the cash-rich league. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Badgers, Leuer dominated in border battle

first_imgWisconsin guard Trevon Hughes and the Badgers shot just 30.5 percent for the night in a loss to UM.[/media-credit]MINNEAPOLIS — Physically dominated.Those are not words often associated with head coach Bo Ryan’s Wisconsin basketball team.But the statistics, final score and even bruised egos will bear out that this is exactly what happened to the Badger basketball squad Thursday night in a 68-52 drubbing against Minnesota in Williams Arena.The “U” pounded UW 41-28 on the boards, attempted 21 more free throws than their Badger counterparts and drew 24 fouls against Wisconsin’s 11.Any follower of Badger basketball knows Wisconsin’s goal is to make more free throws than its opponents attempt — a target the team missed by 23 Thursday night.“You have to get a lot more free throws,” senior guard Jason Bohannon stated bluntly.“We certainly haven’t been doing that the last couple games, and it tells us we need to get the ball in the paint, pump fake, get the guys in the air and do a better job of that.”Bohannon had 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point land.Possessing a height advantage nearly across the board, Minnesota consistently attacked the lane with deep post touches and the Gophers dropped in 22 points in the paint while holding the Badgers to a mere 11.Playing as they have every game since forward Jon Leuer was sidelined with an injury, Wisconsin was content to swing the ball around the perimeter against both zone and man defense and fire up 3-pointers. The Badgers attempted 30 from beyond the arc — opposed to 29 two-point shots — and connected on 11. The much more aggressive Gopher offense took merely nine shots from deep, burying five.Ryan, however, is not buying that UW settled for any outside shots.“I would love to have those shots. I would love to have them,” Ryan said.“We didn’t finish on some shots inside.”Having trimmed the Minnesota lead to 45-42 on a Bohannon 3-pointer with 9:40 left in the game, UW seemed poised to come back as they have against Northwestern, Penn State and Michigan this season.Instead, what followed was a nearly eight minute scoreless stretch where the Gophers extended the lead to 16, sealing their third straight victory over the Badgers. During the stretch, UW hucked up three-pointer after three-pointer, coming up empty most of the time.Sucking both the momentum and energy from the Badgers was a series of missed 3-pointers and offensive rebounds just 30 seconds after Bohannon’s deep bomb. In comically sad fashion, The Barn exploded as Leuer missed from deep, was rebounded by Mike Bruesewitz, followed with misses from Bohannon, Tim Jarmusz and Trevon Hughes as well as rebounds from Nankivil and Hughes.Hughes was 7-for-17 from the field, finishing with 19 points. He also added four steals.The empty possession deflated UW and primed Minnesota for a game-clinching run.“We had an open look, and we got another open look and that third one was an open look too,” Bohannon said. “Anytime you get those open shots and keep getting those offensive rebounds you have to make them pay somehow. We got to get some points out of that possession.”Unwilling to criticize his team in almost any facet, Ryan gave away perhaps a hint of frustration in his praise of freshman rebounding fiend, Mike Bruesewitz.On the floor for only 20 minutes, the St. Paul, Minnesota native pulled down four boards — three offensive — and kept numerous other possessions alive with his activity under the glass. Though inconsistent with the ball in his hands (zero points to five fouls), Bruesewitz was the only Badger to match the intensity of the Gopher team digging in for rebounds.In the post game press conference, Ryan made sure his freshman’s hard work did not go unnoticed.“Mike Bruesewtiz was again all over the place,” Ryan said. “If he wasn’t getting the rebound he was getting his hand on it. He is so active. We need more of that.”“He is just hungry,” Ryan continued when asked if others needed to follow Bruesewitz’ lead. “You have to be hungry to be a good rebounder.”last_img read more

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