The 2018 elections are fast approaching. Help us make mental health part of the conversation. Join us and take the pledge to #Vote4MentalHealth this year. While you are there:Learn about the issues Find out about ways to educate candidates about mental health Register to vote Get tools to mobilize other mental health voters Know your voting rights
Today’s candidates are tomorrow’s elected officials. And elected officials—from district attorneys and county commissioners to governors and members of Congress—play a role in deciding what Read More
My last depressive episode left me completely isolated. I didn’t respond to messages for months. Since I didn’t know how long I would be depressed, answering the question “how are you?” became emotionally draining. Actually, that one question was why I stopped talking to people entirely.
“How are you?” is such a knee-jerk opening line to a conversation; most of us don’t even realize we’re saying it, or pay much attention to the typical Read More
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Heritage Pines Community Association 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667 Cost: $100Read More
Presents the 2018 Hernando County Mental Health Summit
Intervention in Early Psychosis · Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) · Baker Act · Nutrients Impact on Depression
Thursday, October 11 2018
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Check in begins : 8:30 am
Heritage Pines Country Club
11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. Hudson, FL 34667
Each year, there are about 5 million visits to emergency departments due to mental illness. Five million people whose symptoms escalate to the point of crisis. Five million people who don’t understand what’s going on or what to do and rush to the ER.
However, this number doesn’t include the people who experience mental health crises without going to the ER—people who are scared and unsure if their situation is a “true emergency.” This Read More
“The Annual Judy Thompson award was presented to Captain Hutchinson this year for being instrumental in decriminalizing mental health in our community. Captain Hutchinson’s diligent efforts to promote Crisis Intervention Training to all Hernando Sheriff’s Office Employees, for facilitating 24 presentations to educate staff on NAMI services, and for his efforts to raise awareness in the community through a “Find Help. Find Hope.” commercial on both TV and in the theater. Captain Hutchinson understands that when mental health goes untreated Read More