Older Adults & Mental Illness

older adults and mental illness
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...
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The Impact of Stress

stress in mental health
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...
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Youth Mental Illness

youth mental illness. mental illness awareness week
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...
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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...
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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...
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Lefty For Life Golf Tournament

Lefty For Life Golf Tournament
The Lefty For Life CBG Memorial Tournament was borne out of the grief and sadness over the loss of a terrific person and friend Charles Bradley Gunn. A few of his closest friends came together to create an event to help in the grieving process and emotional loss of such an incredible person who touched so many of our lives. Brad, as all of his friends and acquaintances knew him, tragically took his own life after struggling with depression that has affected many of us throughout our own l...
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STOMP THE STIGMA: Virtual Concert & Raffle!

Covid-19 has upended our original plans for our Stomp The Stigma outdoor concert, but Mental Health Greensboro, accustomed to adapting by this point of the year, has revamped our efforts and Stomp The Stigma is now scheduled to be a virtual concert and raffle event! Donate to Stomp The Stigma Virtual Concert & Raffle Join us from 2-5 PM on September 19th for a virtual concert on Facebook (and YouTube) featuring the wonderful local music of Rich Lerner & The Groove, AJ Diggs &...
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Summer 2020 Wellness Academy Starts in July!

July ushers in a fresh round of Wellness Academy courses, fun Compeer activities, and a brand new Support Group at Mental Health Greensboro! Sign up today for our in-person and online classes. Registration is required as our class sizes are limited, so reserve your spot in our summer wellness programs today! WELLNESS ACADEMY WRAP & Trauma is a new addition to our Wellness Recovery Action Plan courses. This class is specifically designed to support individuals who have experienc...
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Spring 2020 Newsletter

The world seemed to fall apart at the start of Spring of 2020. The COVID-19 Pandemic that shut down many restaurants and businesses, also brought the operations at Mental Health Greensboro to a squealing halt. Read all about how Mental Health Greensboro reacted and adapted to the unprecedented changes and challenges that were brought about by COVID-19 in the Spring 2020 MHG Times newsletter.
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Provider Academy Moves Online for Remainder of Year

Mental Health Greensboro Provider Academy
Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, Mental Health Greensboro's popular Provider Academy workshop series will be held online via ZOOM for the remainder of the year in order to allow for maximum participation while minimizing the risk of exposure to the virus. Provider Academy workshops, traditionally held on Tuesdays, will be moved to Mondays as to not interfere with the scheduling of Mental Health Greensboro's online Wellness Academy classes. Class size remains limited ...
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