It’s a sad fact that millions if not billions are suffering in some way globally.
Close to home, here in Florida, about:
1 out of every 2 children and 2 out every 5 adults–in Florida living in poverty do not receive the mental health services they need.
Florida ranks 49th in the country for per-capita spending on mental health care, and 35th in substance abuse care. ~According to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
Did You know? 1 in 2 Floridians, according a 2012 Report prepared for the State Department of Children and Families, will experience some form of mental illness in his/her lifetime. A huge lack in funding leaves many without any help or hope.
If You caught the front page of Charlotte Sun recently reading about the: Mental Health Crisis here in Florida has me concerned about my own treatment for my mental well-being and also about the kind of treatment available for my peers. According to the Sun article:
Last year, the crisis stabilization unit admitted 1, 272 patients. Of those, 315 were children–some as young as 4.
How THANKFUL I am for the CBHC and their timely services for our communities of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda!
As a peer, friend, community member and/or parent how are you caring for your mental health? Are you availing yourself of the services that are provided locally? We may have limits and limitations on available care, but something is a lot better than nothing. We should appreciate all the caring individuals who do work very hard in our local communities to help those of us in need.
Life is interdependent and interconnected on so many levels. We all play a part or role in the mental-health and well-being of our respective communities. How are you personally contributing to the peace and wellness of your family, neighborhood, community, state, country and globe.
As a global-citizen of the human race, how can you help your fellow members attain the mental health care they desperately need?!
We can all help each other out in simple ways. One way is by being kind to whomever crossing our path and whenever. We just don’t know what anyone may be bearing up under that may be causing undue stress and mental anguish. A kind and helpful attitude can go a long way in helping one another press forward positively despite any negative obstacles or setbacks in life.
Life can be beautiful and it can be hard. We can each help us carry our load of lemons, by encouraging each other to get the help we need. CBHC …