Center for Reducing Health Disparities

Do you know this about mental health?

Mental illness doesn’t go away in bad economic times—neither should funding for mental health care. One veteran dies by suicide approximately every 80 min. Six in ten adults who need mental health services don’t get treatment. Three-quarters of serious mental illness occurs by age 24. Screening and early intervention improves lives and helps families. People living with mental illness are overrepresented in jails and prisons. End the criminalization of mental illness. Mental health treatment works, but many aren’t getting care they need. Access is part… Continue Reading

July 2012 is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

In May 2008 the US House of Representatives proclaimed July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Albert Wynn [D-MD] and cosponsored by a large bipartisan group, was passed in recognition that: Improved access to mental health treatment and services and public awareness of mental illness are of paramount importance;and An appropriate month should be recognized as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness and mental illness among… Continue Reading

NAMIWalk is tomorrow! Make plans to join us!

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nebraska), will hold their annual walk tomorrow morning, Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Midtown Crossing in Turner Park.  The walk will begin at 9am.  All are welcome to join our CRHD Cultural Walkers Team headed by Antonia Correa.  For more information, you can reach her at (402) 559-9660 or via email at: acorrea@unmc.edu. Mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children—or 60 million Americans, and mental illnesses represent one… Continue Reading