mental health

Walk for NAMI

By | 2020-07-01T13:34:32-04:00 June 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |

On Saturday, June 20th we took the morning to walk for mental health.  We participated in NAMI's virtual walk in Greater Orlando. It was a beautiful morning to celebrate how far we've come.  We walked to support our patients and our community.  We walked because we still have a long way to go to end the stigma that surrounds mental health. If you know someone struggling, show support, listen and help them know that they're not alone. Be the reason someone feels seen, heard and supported. If you or someone you know needs help, please call us or visit us online at http://cfapsyc.com

The Importance of Community

By | 2020-06-25T17:57:01-04:00 June 25th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The Importance of Community The importance of community translates into overall personal happiness.  It’s what drives us to live in certain neighborhoods, join team sports and get involved in book clubs.  We’re all seeking to find a group of people with whom we can connect with. Now science gives us another reason as to why our communities are so important to us. In 1938 Harvard researchers began the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the world’s longest studies of adult life.  Their research goal was to find out what leads to a healthy, happy life.  For over 80 years they’ve followed the original 238 subjects.  Eventually adding their offspring to the study group, and now the third and fourth generations. Over the years they studied the participants’ physical health, as well as their personal successes and failures.  They filled out questionnaires, submitted medical records and held hundreds [...]

Hi, How Are You?

By | 2020-05-29T10:05:20-04:00 May 29th, 2020|Tags: , , |

How are you? Nearly 450 million people worldwide contend with mental health issues, and now with the current pandemic, it is more important than ever to practice mental health check-ins on yourself and your circle of loved ones. According to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, more than half of Americans are currently suffering mental health-related issues.[i] Fortunately, awareness surrounding mental health conditions continues to grow.  Even celebrities, musicians and organizations are now joining the conversation.  HBO and NAMI have teamed up for their ‘It’s OK to not feel OK’ campaign.  Michael Phelps can be found on Hulu promoting mental health counseling.  The ‘Hi, How Are You Project’, which is inspired by singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, was created to further education about mental health and wellbeing.  The message is being said more frequently and reaching more people, and that most certainly helps. So, how we contribute to help end the [...]

Mental Health Awareness Month

By | 2020-05-23T14:00:47-04:00 April 26th, 2020|Tags: , , |

May is Mental Health Awareness Month As May is quickly approaching (seriously, I can’t believe we’re almost to May) and we’re in week 6 of life with COVID restrictions, the recent statistics from Mental Health America’s 2020 report are top of mind for us at the Center for Adult & Child Psychiatry.  While more people are seeking help and opening up about their struggles with mental health, it’s still not enough, and the 2020 numbers are discouraging.  Here are just some of the findings: Major Depression in youth has increased 4.35% in the past 6 years. Jumping from 8.66% to 13.01%. Adult prevalence of mental health is relatively stagnant, but suicidal ideation is increasing. Over 26 million individuals in the US are experiencing a mental health illness and are going untreated. [1] So now let’s take the above statistics and add on the impact that COVID is having [...]