Category Archives: Mental Health Services

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Decriminalization of Mental Illness

March 14, 2016

In a state ranked 49th for mental health funding, with one of the largest uninsured populations, and an ever increasing number of incarcerated people, Florida is in desperate need of mental health care reform. Today, the three facilities that hold the highest number of individuals with mental illnesses are not psychiatric hospitals, but jails. The criminal justice system has become the “de facto” mental health care system, simply because there are so many persons with psychiatric disabilities who are not receiving treatment. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 40% of adults with serious mental illnesses are arrested at some point (usually for petty crimes like loitering or disturbing the peace). Read More >>

Veterans Need Better Access to Mental Health Services

November 11, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has increased healthcare insurance coverage by more than 25% and is projected to cover more than 30 million people by 2017. However, it will also exacerbate the existing barriers to mental health treatment and quality of care problems. This shortage will be felt most deeply by an already overextended system providing mental health care to veterans. Continue reading

Accessing Affordable Mental Health Treatment for Families After a Crisis

September 30, 2013

Mental health treatment is for everyone, and you never know when you might need it. A mental health disorder is not always obvious or easy to identify, and it can sometimes come on without warning. This is particularly true after a crisis. Situations like national disasters, violence, death, or even accidents can have long-term effects on people, even if they were not directly involved. Each family member may be affected in different ways, all of which can benefit from treatment. Continue reading

Mental Health Counseling and Obesity

September 23, 2013

Mental health counseling may be just the thing to cut down on obesity, a condition that is often misunderstood. Obesity has strong connections with mental illness. In fact, adults with depression are 60% more likely to be obese than those without. Anxiety, eating disorders, and stress can all contribute to obesity; contrary to popular opinion, it is not simply a question of willpower. Continue reading

Behavioral Health Services and Your Health

September 16, 2013

Behavioral health services have many benefits to individuals and society. They can decrease the overall costs of health care by addressing important mental health disorders, reduce the strain on our medical professionals, and improve your health. Continue reading

Free Mental Health Services During Recovery Month

September 9, 2013

Mental health services are in the spotlight during recovery month, and that’s good news for you! If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a mental health event, now is a great time to get involved. Recovery Month events are happening all over the state, and that includes free mental health services. Let’s join together to raise awareness and improve mental health! Continue reading

Mental Health Treatment Centers Celebrate Recovery Month’s Pathways to Wellness

September 2, 2013

Despite appearances, mental health treatment centers don’t just focus on your brain. Recovery is about total wellness, which encompasses mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Achieving overall health isn’t a solo venture, either – recruit as many people as you like to help build a solid support network. It might help everyone involved! This Recovery Month, we want to look at the variety of ways that you can find total wellness. Continue reading

How to Access Free Mental Health Services

August 12, 2013

Free mental health services are available to you today; all you have to do is take the first step. It may sound daunting at first, but once you reach out and ask for help, we can be there with you during the rest of your journey. If you’re seeking mental health help and you’re not sure where to start, continue reading. Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation offers low- or no-cost mental health services to the community to get help for everyone who needs it. Continue reading

Affordable Mental Heath Treatment: The Guardian Process

August 11, 2013

Affordable Mental Health Treatment with Guardian has never been easier. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes in a Mental Health Treatment Center

August 5, 2013

Mental health treatment gets a bad rap in the media. According to some movies, a treatment facility is all about padded walls and straitjackets, electroshock therapy and ‘crazy’ people. These beliefs are outdated myths, and do not reflect reality.
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