Category Archives: Mental Health Services

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DSM-5 and Behavioral Health Services: Workshop Recap

July 30, 2013

Our behavioral health services include regular fundraising events and educational workshops geared towards helping individuals, families, and professionals deepen their understanding of mental health.This month we were pleased to host two workshops, “Bridging the Gap” and “Psychopharmacology.” Both topics are timely in the mental health industry and generated some informative discussions among mental health professionals. For those of you who missed it, below is a recap of what we covered in our behavioral health workshops this month. Continue reading

Mental Health Treatment and You: Seeking Help When You Need It

July 22, 2013

Mental health treatment: three words that carry an enormous amount of stigma. Although an estimated 57.7 million Americans are dealing with a mental health disorder each year, less than one-third seek treatment. These are devastating statistics, especially because most mental health disorders are highly treatable. There could be any number of reasons why people aren’t seeking the treatment they need; so how can you know when to get help? Continue reading

Mental Health Counseling 101

July 15, 2013

What is mental health counseling and how might it benefit you? This is a question facing many people today, as mental illness sheds its stigma and steps into the spotlight. Mental health counseling can play an important role in mental health treatment, regardless of the severity of a diagnosis. But when you’re new to mental health care, it might all seem a bit foreign to you. Today we’ll give you an overview of mental health counseling, a valuable service for people living with a mental illness. Continue reading

Our Free Mental Health Services: What is Covered

July 8, 2013

Free mental health services may sound like an impossible dream, but the reality is, they’re here! Here at Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation, we provide a number of free mental health services to help you through treatment and recovery for mental illness, even if you are struggling with money. We believe that everyone deserves treatment, regardless of financial situation. Continue reading

Mental Health Services Workshop July 12th

July 1, 2013

Our mental health services workshop is almost here! This Friday, July 12th, we’ll hold two sessions, open to mental health professionals and others in the industry. The skill level for both workshops ranges from beginning to advanced and each session will provide 3 CEUs. We are very excited to bring you these workshops, which will focus on the DSM 5 and Psychopharmacology. Here’s a look at what will be covered. Continue reading

Affordable Behavioral Health Treatment Exists! Just Ask Us.

June 24, 2013

Behavioral health treatment can seem deceptively inaccessible and unaffordable; that is the primary reason why many Americans don’t seek the help they need. Sometimes, all you need to do is ask for affordable treatment – you may be surprised by the results! Here at Guardian Behavioral Health Foundation want you to be in charge of your destiny, which means approaching life in the healthiest state possible. In turn, that means having access to mental health treatment. And if you can’t afford it? That’s where we come in. Continue reading

5 Ways Access to Behavioral Health Services Improves Our Community

June 17, 2013

Behavioral health services are not just for people who are living with a mental health condition; they are for the entire community. Although you may not have a mental illness, you are likely to know someone who does, whether it’s a friend, family member, neighbor, or child. If we come together as a group and provide access to these much-needed services, the whole community will reap the benefits. Here are five reasons why: Continue reading

Mental Health Services: The Impact of DSM-5

June 10, 2013

Will mental health services see any changes as a result of the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)? The answer is not immediately clear, although the latest edition has certainly created a buzz in the mental health field. The last edition of the DSM was published in 1994, making the recent changes the first in nearly 20 years. The new manual was published on May 18th, 2013, and has re-named or re-categorized many mental health conditions. So what kind of impact do these changes have? Continue reading

The Most Common Mental Health Disorders in America

June 3, 2013

Mental health disorders are now the leading cause of disability in the United States. Although these disorders vary in type and severity, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that 26.2% of Americans aged 18 and older are diagnosed with a mental health disorder in any given year. That’s one in four adults, or nearly 60 million people. Of all the people who live with a mental health disorder, 45% of them also meet the criteria for 2 or more disorders. One out of 17 people in the general population have a mental health disorder that can be classified as serious. Continue reading

Low-Cost or Free Mental Health Services and Why Our Community Needs Them

May 27, 2013

Free mental health services have the potential to transform the mental health crisis in America. Although there is a lot of talk about the stigma surrounding mental illness – and there is plenty of stigma – that is not the number one reason why people avoid seeking treatment for mental illness. One of the primary reasons that people don’t get help is that they fear the costs associated with mental health services. Insurance providers may not support mental health treatment, or affordable treatment may be difficult to access. By increasing the availability of low-cost or free mental health services in our community, we can link people to the treatment they need. Continue reading

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