July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month (NMMHAM). Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and veterans disability appeals representation, is offering free poster downloads to promote the observance, which highlights the need for improved access to mental health services among minorities. The stigma associated with mental illness is often a barrier to treatment. According to the National Alliance on Read More

Men walking in heels raise awareness of sexual assault (VIDEO)

WILLMAR — Some of the 36 men walked in scandals, some in pumps, others in high heels and a few in their own shoes. Regardless of the footwear, all participants walked, jogged or ran to raise awareness and funds to provide safety and healing for victims of abuse and sexual assault during the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Saturday morning at the Willmar Middle School track. The event is part of a 10-year Read More

May 9 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration childhood exposure to traumatic events is a major public health concern. Such exposure can have negative effects on children and adolescents that last into adulthood. These negative effects range from physical illnesses such as heart disease to mental health problems such as depression. Fifteen years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego collaborated to conduct Read More