The football team’s “Kick the Stigma” campaign has teamed up with the American Academy of Physician Associates on a new initiative to provide training on identifying and responding to mental conditions and mental health disorders.
It has been difficult to find mental health counseling in much of the United States for years. But now, after two years of unrelenting stress, turmoil and grief, many people seeking help are confronting a system at or beyond capacity.
Kalen Jackson, one of three daughters of Jim Irsay and a vice chair in the Colts organization, talks with host Mason King about why the family decided to focus on mental health, what they’ve learned about the problem along the way and how they got so many celebrities to participate.
The newly minted Olympic silver medalist and Indiana native cheerfully announced he’s “doing good” these days from a mental health perspective.
Originally intended to divert low-level, nonviolent offenders from criminal justice apparatus, the AIC has assessed 1,700 residents for struggles with mental health or substance abuse disorders.
The new Irsay Family Research Institute will be located in a newly renovated space in Morrison Hall on IU’s Bloomington campus.
Teammates for Mental Health will be unveiled this week during basketball games involving the three conferences, including the ACC/Big Ten women’s and men’s challenges.
Poor mental health drives up health care costs, drives down productivity and can lead to significant absenteeism.
We’re seeing escalating cases of anxiety, depression, substance abuse and violence. Even those with access to health care aren’t seeking help because of the stigma of mental illness, which is especially prevalent in African American communities.
Many companies have been looking for new ways to help employees cope with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety that has come with the pandemic.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has not said whether it sought to have Brandon Hole declared a dangerous person after a 2020 incident in which his mother told police he was suicidal. If a court had ruled he was dangerous, state law could have prevented him from buying another gun.
Mental health counselors say it’s important for workers in such situations get immediate and ongoing care to help them get through the trauma.
Social isolation effects will be compounded by an isolation bubble with a reduced number of fans, restricted zones of access and restricted contact with family, friends and spectators.
Kelly Tingle kept her job in internal communications at Cummins Inc. but had to adjust to working at home. Lisette Woloszyk lost her job at the JW Marriott but has since found a new one. Andrea Haydon started her own design firm after being laid off from Ratio Design. They talk with host Mason King about their anxieties, fears and hopes about the future.
Mayor Joe Hogsett’s administration has described the new substance abuse and mental health treatment center as the first of its kind in the state.
Altering one’s mind-set about winter is key to getting through it, says clinical psychologist Roseann Capanna-Hodge. “The first part of managing stress and building resiliency in these trying times is changing how you view things,” she says. “You are in control. Instead of saying you dread winter, shift the dialogue to, ‘I’m looking forward to winter.’ “
The old-fashioned gesture could be particularly beneficial now: The pandemic is adversely affecting Americans’ mental health, and research suggests that being contacted by letter can lower the risk of suicide.
Entrepreneur Katara McCarty says the Exhale app she developed “speaks to the path of women of color.”