MHG Closed January 8th, 2021.

Due to the inclement weather, Mental Health Greensboro's office will be closed January 8th, 2021. All classes and support groups are canceled for the day. We will plan to be open again on Monday, January 11th. Please stay safe and warm during this time and enjoy the wintery weather!

Dig Into Wellness In the New Year

Mental Health Greensboro will begin a new round of Wellness Academy classes in the New Year. Some of our more popular classes will be held, and now is the time to register. Our Resurgence class begins December 28th and is offered online and in-person. Resurgence is a great, short, 4 session class that ignites hope in the future of your self care and wellness journey. WHAM (Whole Health Action Management) & WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) will begin new socially distant, in-pe...

Older Adults & Mental Illness

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October 9, 2020- Our attention today turns to older adults and mental illness. Not only is it just as important that we identify and treat mental illness among our older folk than our younger population, it’s necessary. NAMI warns that the “impact of depression on health in older adults can be severe: much research has reported that depression is associated with worse health in people with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.” How common is mental illness in older populati...

The Impact of Stress

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October 8th, 2020 - National Mental Illness Awareness Week continues! Today our focus is on stress, often known as the ‘silent killer.’ First, let’s make a distinction. There’s two types of stress most people know: regular stress which can be triggered by everyday responsibilities in work and life, serious life changes like chronic diseases and diagnosis, the death of a loved one, etc. Then there’s eustress, which can come from taking on a new project at work that requires you to hone a s...

Youth Mental Illness

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October 5th, 2020: It's the fourth day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Our discussion today turns to youth mental illness. When do most mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders begin? Early childhood! The CDC states that, “1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.” Adolescence is a time of huge emotional, social, and physical changes that is easily affected by a wide variety of risk factors that can have...

The Impact of Covid on Mental Health

This post is part series for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10, 2020. Today is the third day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. Today we’ll look at the impact COVID-19 has had on our collective mental health this past year. It’s no secret that the current pandemic is affecting people’s mental health. In the United States alone, there have been more than 7 million cases of infection and over 200k deaths. In the world, those cases rise to 34 million and 1 million respe...

Why We Need Mental Illness Awareness

This post is part of our series for Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 4-10th, 2020. Today, October 4th, marks the second day of national Mental Illness Awareness Week. This week, we’ll be looking at the impact that mental illness can have on the lives of our loved ones or even ourselves. Let’s begin with why we need mental illness awareness. In the words of famous Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, “A lot of people are living with mental illness around them. Either you love one or you...

Mental Illness Awareness Week: Act on Advocacy

Today marks 2020's beginning of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Today Mental Health Greensboro would like to invite you to be an advocate for those experiencing mental health challenges by supporting the PEERS ACT of 2020. This bi-partisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on September 11th of this year by Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE). If passed, the bill would provide Medicare coverage of peer support services for individuals with men...

Tune in and Stomp The Stigma Today!

Join us today, September 19th! Watch our virtual concert, spread the word to your friends about the importance of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. Support our cause by purchasing tickets for our great raffle prizes (winners announced 9/21/2020). Your support provides valuable mental health resources to our community and keeps our services free! Our concert featuring AJ & Company, Rich Lerner & The Groove, David Cray, and Chandler Harris premieres at 2 PM and repea...