mental health – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 18:21:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://abcdirectory.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-26T213455.069-150x150.png mental health – Abc Directory http://abcdirectory.org/ 32 32 A list of mental health resources for queer people https://abcdirectory.org/a-list-of-mental-health-resources-for-queer-people/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:17:25 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/a-list-of-mental-health-resources-for-queer-people/ QSome people often struggle with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, abandonment, and loss of family. As if any of these issues weren’t problematic enough, government funding for nonprofits addressing mental health issues has declined significantly over the past few decades. And their model doesn’t deal with long-term services either. (For example, we need […]]]>

QSome people often struggle with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, trauma, abandonment, and loss of family. As if any of these issues weren’t problematic enough, government funding for nonprofits addressing mental health issues has declined significantly over the past few decades. And their model doesn’t deal with long-term services either. (For example, we need to draw attention to funding for police departments, as these funds can be allocated to social services, mental health facilities and sensitivity training. LGBTQ people need these services more than outright police patrols, which result in non-violent arrests. .)

I have struggled with all of the mental health issues I listed above at one time or another in my life. And the past two years haven’t made surviving through them any easier, either. We are a social group; many of us were born and raised in bars and nightclubs; these places have always been our refuges. When COVID-19 hit and we were forced into isolation, it became even clearer to me just how important those familiar, yet unfamiliar faces, air kisses, innocent looks, and anonymous sex were.

Some of us have thrived and set goals that promised a healthier lifestyle. Some of us got lost. As the mother of many people in San Francisco, I was blessed to be the pillow many had to lay their heads on.

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Casper Pride launches new website for LGBT-friendly resources in Wyoming | national news https://abcdirectory.org/casper-pride-launches-new-website-for-lgbt-friendly-resources-in-wyoming-national-news/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/casper-pride-launches-new-website-for-lgbt-friendly-resources-in-wyoming-national-news/ LGBTQ people often have to rely on word-of-mouth to find safe and empowering care, said Mallory Pollock, president of Casper Pride. You could ask a friend of a friend who their doctor or therapist is, for example. But many LGBTQ people in Wyoming don’t have that kind of social circle to lean on, Pollock said. […]]]>

LGBTQ people often have to rely on word-of-mouth to find safe and empowering care, said Mallory Pollock, president of Casper Pride. You could ask a friend of a friend who their doctor or therapist is, for example.

But many LGBTQ people in Wyoming don’t have that kind of social circle to lean on, Pollock said. That’s why Casper Pride created the Casper Pride Guide, a growing list of local LGBTQ-friendly healthcare providers and resources that launched in January.

“It’s kind of a coming-out story for the queer community’s underground network,” Pollock said.

The guide, available at casperprideguide.com, was made possible by a federal grant from the Casper-Natrona County Health Department.

LGBTQ people tend to receive less frequent and lower quality medical care compared to the rest of the population. In Casper Pride’s 2019 survey of LGBTQ people in Natrona County, only about 20% of respondents said they received the health care they needed.

Discrimination and stigma often discourage them from seeking care in the first place. Even if they do, the service might not be good. Even well-meaning providers are generally not trained to help LGBTQ people and struggle to stay tuned to their needs.

For this reason, part of the guide is devoted to identifying trusted practitioners in Wyoming. The site also offers support groups, fact sheets and toolkits, and a calendar of upcoming social events.

There are also pages for more targeted health services, such as substance abuse and assisted suicide. Casper Pride turned to its 2019 investigation for help putting them together, Pollock said.

The survey asked members of the LGBTQ community about the types of resources they needed most. Suicide prevention topped the list, according to Pollock. Calls for better mental health care, more resources for LGBTQ youth and help for victims of bullying also stood out.

There’s plenty of room for the Casper Pride Guide to grow, Pollock said. She is considering additional pages for legal and youth services, as well as nonprofits and LGBTQ businesses.

The guide has also become a resource for healthcare providers – since the site’s launch, Casper Pride has spoken to several practitioners about how they can provide more informed and sensitive care to LGBTQ patients.

Organizations or companies interested in being part of the guide can apply on the Casper Pride Guide website. There’s also a page to apply for The Trans Project, a grantmaking program through Casper Pride that funds initiatives that support Natrona County’s transgender community.

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Resources for veterans affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine https://abcdirectory.org/resources-for-veterans-affected-by-the-russian-invasion-of-ukraine/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 22:13:01 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/resources-for-veterans-affected-by-the-russian-invasion-of-ukraine/ Russo-Ukrainian War: New Details and Analysis After Russian forces bombed and seized a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, questions linger over what President Vladimir Putin will do next as his massive convoy lies 15 miles from Kiev. LiveNOW speaks with former intelligence officer Michael Pregent about what Putin might be up to and how the […]]]>

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday announced a list of resources for veterans who may be feeling emotional distress or recalling their own deployment experiences amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I know many of you, like me, have been deeply affected by the war in Ukraine,” Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough said in a news release. “My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine as they defend against this unprovoked attack, and to all those affected by this terrible war. Please know that we at VA are here for you during this difficult time.”

McDonough noted that the government agency is “ready to help – today and every day.”

Resources for veterinarians

For veterans with prolonged distress or an inability to function, the VA suggests seeking help.

According to the agency, there are professionals available who can help vets with the most common responses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, moral injury and complicated grief.

A destroyed building after a Russian missile attack in the town of Vasylkiv, near Kiev, on February 27, 2022. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP) (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Each VA facility also has mental health specialists. You can find a local supplier here.

RELATED: Civilians and veterans helping evacuate Americans from Ukraine: ‘Never leave an American behind’

If you think you might hurt yourself or someone else, contact the Veterans Crisis Line now, an online chat and text messaging service, which is free to all veterans, even if you are not enrolled in VA health care. Confidential support is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-273-8255 and pressing 1.

Veterans can also talk about their reactions at VA Vet Community Centers, where more than 70% of staff are veterans themselves. You can call 1-800-WAR-VETS or find one near you.

Plus, you can access online resources designed to connect veterans, family and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. Visit MakeTheConnection.net to learn more.

Coping Strategies for Veterinarians

The VA said feeling distress is a normal reaction to negative events, especially ones that feel personal. According to the agency, it can be helpful to allow yourself to experience these feelings rather than trying to avoid them.

Often these feelings will naturally take their course, but if they continue unabated or you feel overwhelmed by them, the VA said the suggestions below may be helpful.

  • Engage in positive, healthy activities that are rewarding, meaningful, or enjoyable, even if you don’t feel like it, because they can make you feel better.
  • Stay connected by spending time with people who make you feel safe, calm, or happy, or those who best understand what you’re going through.
  • Practice good self-care by engaging in activities such as listening to music, exercising, practicing breathing routines, spending time in nature or with animals, keeping a journal, or reading inspirational texts.
  • Stick to your routines and follow a schedule for sleeping, eating, working, and doing other daily activities.
  • Limit media exposure, especially if it increases your distress.
  • Try PTSD Coach Online, an online video series that will guide you through 17 tools to help you manage stress.

Giving back to veterans

Another way to find solace can be to engage with your community by giving back to veterans, the organization continued.

RELATED: “Make Camo Your Cause” Campaign Highlights the Struggle of Homeless Veterans

“You are our nation’s greatest civic assets,” the VA wrote. “Many of our veterans and veteran-serving organizations are already giving back as a way to support their communities, reduce feelings of helplessness and improve their mental health by serving as a bridge to the community with volunteer service. Get involved! ”

Community resources:

Veterans Service Organizations:

Last week, a group of veterans and civilians who had spent the past six months helping Americans escape Afghanistan have now turned their attention to Ukraine.

“We had a group of people who were on the ground that we had identified who wanted to get out, especially if things went wrong,” said James Judge, spokesman for the coalition of civilians and veterans known as the name of Project Dynamo, at Fox News Digital on Thursday.

RELATED: House passes bill to increase benefits for veterans exposed to toxic combustion fireplaces

About two dozen U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents were on the first Project Dynamo bus out of town, and the group was already planning further evacuations.

This story was reported from Los Angeles. FOX News contributed.

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How to Hide Your Amazon Browsing History https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-hide-your-amazon-browsing-history/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 20:43:02 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/how-to-hide-your-amazon-browsing-history/ Keep your browsing history private from others. Wondering how to hide your Amazon browsing history? This is something a lot of people wonder about – and yes, you can hide your Amazon browsing history. In fact, you can delete an individual item from your Amazon browsing history, delete multiple items, or completely erase EVERYTHING in […]]]>

Keep your browsing history private from others.


Wondering how to hide your Amazon browsing history? This is something a lot of people wonder about – and yes, you can hide your Amazon browsing history.

In fact, you can delete an individual item from your Amazon browsing history, delete multiple items, or completely erase EVERYTHING in your Amazon browsing history.

Why would you want to hide your Amazon browsing history?

You won’t get any snark here. There are many good reasons why you might want to hide your browsing history on Amazon.

The first reason you might want to hide your browsing history on Amazon is if you’re buying a gift for someone in your household – a spouse or child. If your family uses a shared computer, they could easily go to the Amazon website and deliberately or accidentally view your Amazon browser history, spoiling the surprise you had planned.

Or maybe you browse Amazon for personal items – adult toys, condoms, lingerie. Of course, you don’t want others to see this.

Other items you might want to hide from others are medical and health items, like pregnancy tests or even books about mental health issues.

You Can’t Hide Your Amazon Browsing History on Amazon

OK, before we get to how you can hide your Amazon browsing history, it’s very important to note that you cannot hide your Amazon browsing history on Amazon. You can certainly delete your browsing history from your account, but Amazon’s servers will still keep a hidden record of what you searched for, even after you hide items from your Amazon browsing history.

This data is invaluable to Amazon. And while it’s a bummer to hide your browsing history Amazon doesn’t hide it from Amazon, at least you know other people can’t access it.

How to View Your Amazon Browsing History

You might not even know that Amazon keeps a browsable history of viewed items, but it does. In fact, you can often see the most recently viewed items at the bottom of Amazon’s homepage. But you can also view your full browsing history on Amazon. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history.
  3. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page. You can now scroll through your browsing history as you wish.

Your browsing history on Amazon can actually be a very useful thing. You can use its recording to go back to various items you have browsed and easily access them again or use them to compare one product to another.

How to hide individual items from your Amazon browsing history

You can hide your Amazon browsing history in two ways: by individual item or destroy all at once. Here’s how you can hide your Amazon browsing history by item. This is useful when you just want to get rid of one or two items.

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page.
  3. Find the item or items you want to hide.
  4. Below the item, click the “Remove from view” button.

The item’s icon will now show the word “Deleted” on it. When you refresh the paid, it will not appear in the browsing history.

How to Hide ALL Items from Your Amazon Browsing History

If you want to hide your entire browsing history, there is a way to do it.

  1. Click on the menu item where it says “Hello – your name]Accounts and Lists” on the Amazon website.
  2. In the drop-down menu, click Browsing history. You will now be redirected to the Browsing History page.
  3. Click the “Manage History” drop-down menu.
  4. In the “Manage History” toolbar, click the “Delete all items in view” button.
  5. In the pop-up window that appears, confirm their deletion by clicking the “Delete all items from view” button.

Your browsing history will now be erased.


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Local resources for people facing housing discrimination issues https://abcdirectory.org/local-resources-for-people-facing-housing-discrimination-issues/ Mon, 14 Feb 2022 20:00:42 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/local-resources-for-people-facing-housing-discrimination-issues/ SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — When it comes to housing discrimination, it can feel isolating and difficult to navigate. We’ve compiled a list of trusted local resources you can use to find help or help someone else facing these issues. According to the National Fair Housing Alliance, more than 4 million acts of housing discrimination occur […]]]>
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — When it comes to housing discrimination, it can feel isolating and difficult to navigate. We’ve compiled a list of trusted local resources you can use to find help or help someone else facing these issues.

According to the National Fair Housing Alliance, more than 4 million acts of housing discrimination occur each year in the United States, but less than 1% are reported.

If you think you have experienced housing discrimination, file a complaint by visiting the National Fair Housing Alliance website

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES:

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
is the state agency responsible for enforcing California’s civil rights laws. DFEH’s mission is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, businesses, and state-funded programs, as well as from bias-motivated violence and human trafficking.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
The mission of the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office (FHEO) is to eliminate discrimination in housing, promote economic opportunity, and create diverse and inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, the administration, development and public understanding of federal fair housing policies. and laws.

More resources here.

San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)
SF Mayor’s Office for Housing and Community Development (MOHCD)
supports residents with affordable housing options and essential services
services to build strong communities.
Guide to San Francisco services here.

ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California (FHANC)
provides free comprehensive fair housing advice, complaint investigation, and assistance in filing housing discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the California Department of Employment and of Fair Housing (DFEH). FHANC is HUD certified to offer pre-purchase counseling and education programs, as well as foreclosure prevention counseling and workshops.

National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA)
is the voice of fair housing. The NFHA works to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunity for all through leadership, education, outreach, member services, public policy, community development, advocacy and enforcement.

Eden Council for Hope and Opportunity (ECHO) Housing
ECHO’s ultimate goal is to promote equal access to housing and provide support services that would help prevent homelessness and promote permanent housing conditions.

Sentinel Project
We develop and promote equity and equal housing opportunities for all people and advocate the peaceful resolution of disputes for the well-being and harmony of the community. The Project Sentinel Fair Housing Center provides education and advice to community members, housing providers and tenants on fair housing laws. We also investigate complaints and advocate for those who have experienced housing discrimination.

Housing Fair Napa Valley

Housing Rights Committee

Asian Americans Advance Justice – Asian Law Caucus

California Disability Rights

Housing Equality Bill

LEGAL RESOURCES

Collective for the defense against evictions

Legal assistance for the elderly

Net Housing Clinic (THC)

Legal open door

American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU)

INFORMATION MATERIAL

U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS:
HUD Fair Housing for All

HUD Notice: Assessing a Person’s Request to Have a Pet as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the Fair Housing Act

Joint Statement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice on Reasonable Accommodations under the Fair Housing Act

Joint statement from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Justice Reasonable Modifications under the Fair Housing Act

Other HUD materials

CALIFORNIA/DFEH GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS
Fair housing: you are protected by California law

Equal services, housing for people with disabilities

Other DFEH Fair Housing Resources

MATERIALS IN SPANISH
Igualdad en la Vivienda – Usted Esta Protegido Segun las Disposiciones de la Ley en California

OTHER GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS ON FAIR HOUSING
Fair Housing for People with Disabilities (San Francisco Independent Living Resource Center)

What does “fair housing” mean for people with disabilities (Centre de Bazelon)

Fact Sheet: Service Animal Rights in Homes (Disability Rights California)

Right to emotional support Animals in “No Pet” housing (Centre de Bazelon)

Know Your Rights: Fair Housing (Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

California Renters Guide (2020 Version)
California Tenants: A Guide to the Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants and Homeowners
Arrendatarios De California: Una Guia Para Los Derechos Y Las Responsabilidades De Los Arrendatarios Residenciales Y Los Arrendadores

SF Rental Board

Conflict Intervention Service (SIC)
CIS uses trained mediators with diverse backgrounds in landlord-tenant law, psychology, addictions, mental health and housing disputes to resolve affordable housing disputes that may lead to eviction or roaming.

San Francisco Department of Building Inspection (DBI)
To file a complaint with DBI regarding home maintenance, plumbing or
electrical hazards or access for disabled people.

Bill Sorro Housing Program (BISHOP)

RELATED STORIES:

Bay Area researcher explains how systemic racism and redlining are contributing to the current housing crisis

‘Deep structural issues’: New report calls for review industry reform, denounces lack of diversity

Black renters in San Francisco are more likely to experience discrimination, new study finds

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The Alex Panton Foundation advises local mental health resources https://abcdirectory.org/the-alex-panton-foundation-advises-local-mental-health-resources/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/the-alex-panton-foundation-advises-local-mental-health-resources/ The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is expanding a list of local mental health resources available to the public. The organization’s main goal is to raise awareness and provide support for children and young adults who have been affected by mental health issues in the Cayman Islands and have reported that youth suicide is tragically all […]]]>

The Alex Panton Foundation (APF) is expanding a list of local mental health resources available to the public.

The organization’s main goal is to raise awareness and provide support for children and young adults who have been affected by mental health issues in the Cayman Islands and have reported that youth suicide is tragically all too common.

A 2021 report by the World Health Organization ranked suicide as the fourth leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds worldwide.

In the Cayman Islands, according to the Cayman Islands Drug Use Biennial Survey 2020 (CISDUS, 2020), one in six students said they had seriously considered attempting suicide.

Dr Erica Lam, Board Member of the Alex Panton Foundation and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, said: “It is imperative that young people and their families know where to turn for support and advice, especially during such a difficult time. The initiatives of the Alex Panton Foundation have been developed on the basis of local evidence through the collaborative efforts of policy makers, practitioners and organizations, determined to create lasting change.

Those who are currently struggling and need immediate assistance should call the emergency services at 911.

The Alex Panton Foundation offers many programs to support and guide young people and their families in the Cayman Islands.

These are:

Bereavement support group

Facilitator: Ms. April Lewis

18 and over

Every Thursday, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Active dates: February 24 – March 31

Bethesda Counseling Center, Unit 4, 68 Mary Street, George Town, Grand Cayman

E-mail: edu@alexpantonfoundation.ky

Teen Talk Virtual Support Group

Facilitator: Dr. Shari Smith

13 to 17 years old

Every other Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Current dates: March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16 and April 30

via Zoom (link provided during registration)

Website: https://alexpantonfoundation.ky/teen-talk/

E-mail: support@alexpantonfoundation.ky

Breaking Barriers Support Group

Host: Shane Purcell

18 to 30 years old

Every Saturday, from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Plot 110, 3rd Floor Royal Plaza, 40 Cardinal Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman

Website: https://alexpantonfoundation.ky/support/

E-mail: info@alexpantonfoundation.ky

There are also a number of community resources and public services available in the Cayman Islands. These include:

Cayman Islands Crisis Center

KidsHelpline: +1 (345) 649-KIDS (5437)

Consulting Services Department

The Web: https://www.dcs.gov.ky/our-services

Phone. : +1 (345) 949-8789

E-mail: FOI.DCS@gov.ky

Family Resource Center

The Web: http://www.frc.gov.ky/

Tel: +1 (345) 949-0006

E-mail: frc@gov.ky

HSA Mental Health Services

The Web: https://hsa.ky/services-specialties/outpatient/

Tel: +1 (345) 949-5600

Private service providers provide specialized care and support services. Recommended vendors include, but are not limited to:

Reach Cayman

The Web: https://achievecayman.com/contact us

Tel: Teena +1 (345) 327-9999 | Trisha +1 (345) 321-4100

Aspire Therapy Services

The Web: https://aspire.ky/

Phone. : +1 (345) 743-6700

E-mail: info@aspire.ky

Bethesdaadvice center

The Web: http://caymanetherapy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=65&Itemid=74

Tel: +1 (345) 946-6575 / +1 (345) 923-6488

E-mail: bethesda@candw.ky

BHAC (Behavioral Health Associates Cayman)

The Web: https://bhac.ky/

Phone. : +1 (345) 746-0066

E-mail: info@bhac.ky

Cathy Alberga

The Web: https://www.caymanhealth.com/listing/alberga-catherine/

Tel: +1 (345) 945-6570

Hope Academy Clinical Services

The Web: https://www.hopecayman.com/clinical-services.html

Tel: +1 (345) 769-4673

E-mail: office@hopecayman.com

Infinite Mind Healing

The Web: https://www.infinitemindcare.com/adolescents

Tel: +1 (345) 926-0882

E-mail: info@infinitemindcare.com

Kidsability Ltd.

The Web: https://kidsability.ky/clinical-psychology-services/

Tel: +1 (345) 943 5437

E-mail: info@kidsability.ky

Life Options Consulting Services

The Web: https://www.lifeoptions.ky/

Tel: +1 (345) 940-LIFE (5433)

E-mail: info@lifeoptions.ky

OnCourse Cayman

The Web: https://oncoursecayman.com/services/

Phone. : +1 (345) 745-6463

E-mail: info@oncourse.ky

The wellness center

The Web: https://wellnesscentre.ky/our-services/

Tel: +1 (345) 949-9355

E-mail: info@wellnesscentre.ky

International resources can offer effective online assistance. The APF has highlighted the following suicide prevention services:

Friends all over the world

The Web: https://www.befrienders.org/

Grassroots Suicide Prevention

The Web: https://prevent-suicide.org.uk/find-help-now/

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Foundation, and how to get involved, visitwww.alexpantonfoundation.ky .

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NAMI Minnesota Offers Mental Health Resources to Dakota County Residents | News https://abcdirectory.org/nami-minnesota-offers-mental-health-resources-to-dakota-county-residents-news/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/nami-minnesota-offers-mental-health-resources-to-dakota-county-residents-news/ Mental health is an important part of everyone’s life, but resources can often be hard to come by. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, Minnesota is a local resource that “advocates for justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illness.” The organization offers resources, classes, and support groups for a […]]]>

Mental health is an important part of everyone’s life, but resources can often be hard to come by.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, Minnesota is a local resource that “advocates for justice, dignity, and respect for all people affected by mental illness.”

The organization offers resources, classes, and support groups for a variety of groups.

Upcoming Opportunities

What to expect: the transition years, supporting your young adult with mental health issues

When: February 11 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Or: Register online

This class is for parents or caregivers of teenagers or young adults and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Parents and guardians can learn how to help their youth or young adult access resources for school, employment and life.

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When: February 22 to March 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: South St. Paul High School, 700 North Second Street, South St. Paul

This workshop consists of 6 two-hour sessions and is specifically aimed at teenagers aged 14 to 17.

By attending this workshop, teens can learn to recognize symptoms, understand how to manage stress and anxiety, and teach others how best to help them.

Masks are mandatory during this event.

Register online

Support groups for parents and caregivers of children living with mental illness

These groups connect parents and caregivers of children with mental illness. All of these groups will be held via Zoom until further notice.

1st and 3rd Thursday

2nd and 4th Tuesday

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Register online

Check the NAMI Minnesota website for information about its mental health resources and courses.

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Teen Health and Wellness Resources | Local https://abcdirectory.org/teen-health-and-wellness-resources-local/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/teen-health-and-wellness-resources-local/ The teenage years can be difficult for many young people. It is a unique and formative time with rapid physical and emotional development. Our teens are going through these years of learning new skills, exploring their identity and finding their place in the world while collectively experiencing some form of grief, anxiety and depression from […]]]>

The teenage years can be difficult for many young people. It is a unique and formative time with rapid physical and emotional development. Our teens are going through these years of learning new skills, exploring their identity and finding their place in the world while collectively experiencing some form of grief, anxiety and depression from the pandemic.

The signs of pandemic stress and the trauma they have experienced are manifesting and rippling through all aspects of their lives. Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared the pandemic-related decline in young people’s mental health a national emergency.

One good thing to come out of the pandemic is that it has reduced the stigma around talking about mental health. To support our youth, we need to speak openly and non-judgmentally and focus on recreating community, promoting social-emotional learning and psychological well-being, and providing access and resources to mental health care. There is a lack of mental health resources for adolescents. Let’s help bridge this gap in our community.

To make the information our teens might need more accessible, we have created a “Difficult but Not Taboo Topics” poster in the Young Adult Non-Fiction area of ​​the Neill Public Library. Topics, along with their call number, include topics teens may want to know more about but don’t know how to ask, such as: violence (362.76); alcohol (613.81); anxiety (152.46); body image (616.852); cyberbullying (364.158); depression (616.8527); spectrum of healthy relationships (646.77); homelessness (362,592); LGBTQIAA+ (306.76); sex (613.954); and suicide (362.28).

Self-service payment terminals are available for added convenience and privacy.

The young adult non-fiction section will be continually updated to meet the needs of our teens. If you are looking for a book on a particular subject and cannot find it, you can make a suggestion through our online catalog by clicking on “Suggest a title” or call us at (509) 334-3595.

Mental health promotion and prevention requires a multi-level approach with varied delivery platforms in the community to reach adolescents. That’s why we’re delighted to have a “Resilience Resource Shelf” available in the Friends of the NPL book sales area at the library, where you can find reading recommendations, information on -be and other great resources from Palouse Alternatives to Violence. These resources are free, confidential, and available to anyone. Take what you need, they don’t need to be verified, and when you you’re done, you can put it back on the shelf, keep it, or pass it on to others who might need the resources.

Neill Public Library has also partnered with Pullman Regional Hospital to promote health literacy in our community with a new program called Read into Wellness. Pullman Regional Hospital is donating four copies of a single title presented for six months focusing on an aspect of health and wellness and will be available at the Neill Public Library. February’s Read into Wellness title is “Beautiful Affliction,” by Lene Fogelberg, a memoir about a young woman whose life-threatening congenital heart disease was dismissed by the medical community in Sweden. Watch for future features and wellness titles from this partnership in the coming months.

The pandemic may subside, but its health effects will last much longer. We need to invest in the overall health of our children by providing them with the safety and security to seek help when needed, access health resources, and listen without judgment.

Rachael Ritter is the Youth Services Librarian at the Neill Public Library.

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Extending the Healthcare Safety Net: Innovative Resources for Hospitals and Staff https://abcdirectory.org/extending-the-healthcare-safety-net-innovative-resources-for-hospitals-and-staff/ Fri, 28 Jan 2022 00:06:21 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/extending-the-healthcare-safety-net-innovative-resources-for-hospitals-and-staff/ The issues facing Canada’s health care system have been on the minds of many over the past 22 months. And throughout the pandemic, public health officials have consistently stressed the importance of not overwhelming hospitals and their staff when caring for patients with COVID-19. But for those who work in the field of infectious diseases, […]]]>

The issues facing Canada’s health care system have been on the minds of many over the past 22 months.

And throughout the pandemic, public health officials have consistently stressed the importance of not overwhelming hospitals and their staff when caring for patients with COVID-19.

But for those who work in the field of infectious diseases, hospitals dealing with an influx of patients in the face of a virus is not a new phenomenon.

“Hospitals have gotten used to just being aware that when we get into the colder seasons we’re going to start seeing the flu circulating, we know it’s going to get busier in the hospitals, we know we’re going to have higher volumes admissions, we know we may have to do things we don’t like to do, like put beds in the hallways,” said the University Health Network’s medical director of infection prevention and control. , Dr. Susy Hota, to CTV News Toronto.

So if the shortcomings are known, why aren’t they being fixed?

“It was just accepted, it was sort of the accepted standard of how health care operates in Canada in the winter,” Hota added.

And while the scale of COVID-19 and its impact on the Canadian healthcare system is unprecedented, there are lessons to be learned from previous viruses, some of which are used right here in Ontario.

In 2017, Toronto’s Humber River Hospital launched its command center, the first of its kind in Canada.

The state-of-the-art 4,500 square foot facility allows a team of professionals from across the healthcare spectrum to monitor real-time hospital data, including patient movement analysis, emergency room and anticipating potential gaps in care, before they arise.

And after the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the hospital launched a new section of the facility to monitor the virus and help with pandemic response and planning.

“That’s where we know everything that’s going on at the hospital and we take action,” Jane Casey, director of the emergency and command center at Humber River, told CTV News Toronto.

“Honestly, you wouldn’t fly in an airplane without air traffic control, why would you ever have a large, complex hospital without a command center.”

Casey has encouraged other Ontario hospitals to build similar digital infrastructure, but it doesn’t come cheap.

“I think the provinces [and territories] need more funding from the federal government, Paul-Emile Cloutier, president and CEO of HealthCareCan, a national advocacy group for health organizations and hospitals across Canada, told CTV News Toronto.

“We are far behind in terms of infrastructure, when you look at the physical structures of our hospitals, we are behind in terms of digital infrastructure. We are behind in many areas, even in research and innovation, when compared to other countries,” said Cloutier.

Currently, the federal government contributes 22% of national health care costs through the Canada Health Transfer, while the provinces and territories foot the bill for the 78 % remaining.

In March last year, Canada’s premiers urged the federal government to increase its share of health care costs to 35%, which would inject an additional $28 billion into the sector.

“The public will certainly be sensitized, after two years of the pandemic, to the fact that the system is certainly not serving them as well as it should be,” added Cloutier.

However, while it is clear that more money is needed to fill the gaps in Canada’s fragile healthcare system, progress has been made to support the wellbeing of those who work in these facilities.

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario government has invested $194 million in one-time emergency funding for mental health and addictions services for members of the general public and those working in the health field.

The government has also invested $23.6 million to support internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) – an OHIP-covered service that has since been used by thousands of healthcare workers – and 12.4 million over two years to provide individual support services to workers in the sector through a provincial collaboration between five psychiatric hospitals.

“Healthcare workers have really taken on heavy physical and emotional burdens doing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many healthcare workers have been shown to experience negative mental health effects from the type of work they do,” Judith Laposa told CTV News Toronto.

A psychologist and clinician at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), which is one of five hospitals participating in the program, Laposa has been instrumental in developing mental health supports for healthcare workers at the Toronto facility.

“Many healthcare workers told us about anxiety, depression, burnout, stress, moral distress,” Laposa said. “The idea is that by having these five psychiatric hospitals in partnership, we can really help provide services to healthcare workers close to their own communities.”

CAMH

The program allows healthcare workers to speak with a live therapist to discuss their mental health issues and presents them with options for supporting their emotional well-being through psychiatric medication or psychotherapy.

“We know that these types of treatments are very effective. We know that when we get treatment we feel better, but we can also function better,” she said.

To learn more about the supports available to people working in health care, click here.

With files by Rahim Ladhani

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Launch of BusinessBM.com.au business directory: Blue Mountains | Blue Mountains Gazette https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-businessbm-com-au-business-directory-blue-mountains-blue-mountains-gazette/ Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://abcdirectory.org/launch-of-businessbm-com-au-business-directory-blue-mountains-blue-mountains-gazette/ A new free Blue Mountains business directory, funded by bushfire resilience grants, will feature more than 5,500 businesses in the region. The BusinessBM.com.au business directory was created as part of the more than $600,000 bushfire grants funded by the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project, which focuses on the creation of resilient business communities in […]]]>

A new free Blue Mountains business directory, funded by bushfire resilience grants, will feature more than 5,500 businesses in the region.

The BusinessBM.com.au business directory was created as part of the more than $600,000 bushfire grants funded by the Blue Mountains Business Community Resilience Project, which focuses on the creation of resilient business communities in the 26 mountain towns.

Excited about a new business directory: Meagan Witton of Faulconbridge runs Miss Figgy Grazing Boards, a catering business that supports local farmers, bakers, butchers, cheese makers and vendors with her bespoke grazing boards.

The project is a collaboration between corporate2community (C2C), a leader in disaster resilience of business communities, and BusinessBM, the new business network in the region.

BusinessBM director and spokesperson Lawrence Atkinson said the directory would help businesses connect with each other and improve their visibility and accessibility to new residents looking for key services.

“This project is essentially about keeping Blue Mountains businesses going,” Atkinson said.

“We want to build a strong and resilient local economy, and the best way to do that is to come together as a business community. By working with each other, we can thrive not only as individual businesses, but also as a regional community. “

Faulconbridge owner Meagan Witton jumped at the chance to sign up for the new directory.

“We launched our Miss Figgy Grazing Boards business last October when the last batch of lockdowns was completed,” Ms Witton said. “We’ve been creating pasture boards for our friends and family for a few years. It was really a side hobby, and last year we decided to dive in and start our business. It just took off. “

Ms Witton said the directory would be popular with other business owners and operators who have struggled after the fires and during the pandemic.

“A local business directory makes it much easier for us to reach potential new customers and also connect with local suppliers,” she said.

Corporate2community director Renae Hanvin said the directory is part of a series of grantmaking initiatives that underpin the project’s goal of building disaster preparedness and resilience in the Blue Mountains.

“We know that local businesses are the backbone of regional communities, and when they start working together and sharing knowledge, powerful change happens and everyone in the community benefits,” said Ms. Hanvin. .

In addition to the directory, the BusinessBM.com.au website has links and resources for mountain businesses covering resilience, mental health and wellbeing, and networking. It will help business owners establish their own local networks.

Meanwhile, the state’s leading business organisation, Business NSW, believes a new hardship panel set by the NSW Government to consider financial support for small businesses will be adopted by businesses across the state. The panel will consider on a case-by-case basis which companies are not eligible for any of the hardship packages currently on offer.

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