Campaign Spreads Awareness, Combats Stigma on Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are brain disorders that are biologically based medical problems. Untreated, they can cause severe disturbances in thinking, feeling and relating. This results in substantially diminished capacity for dealing with the ordinary demands of life. Mental illness can affect people of any age and occur in any family. They are not caused by bad parenting and not evidence of weakness of character.
Posted in Community, Education, Health, Neighborhoods
Tagged ADM Board, Brain Disorders, Change Direction, Citizens, emotional suffering, emotional well-being, family members, Five Signs, Homeless, Mental Health, mental illness, NAMI, nonprofit leaders, Pledge, Portage Path Behavioral Health, Senior Citizens, Students, Summit County, Veterans, wellness, Youth
With some pretty big changes coming to the Continuum of Care (COC), new questions and hope begin to arise:
Will Transitional Housing in Summit County become a thing of the past?
Is Permanent Supportive Housing better?
Should those who are homeless have to address mental issues, addictions and any other issues they have in order to stay in government funded housing?
All of these things have been addressed by those who serves our area’s homeless population day in and day out.
Posted in Food, Health, Homelessness, Neighborhoods
Tagged Affordable housing, Akron, Akron-Summit Community Action, Community, Continuum of Care, domestic violence, drug abuse, Homelessness, Housing, HUD, Info-Line, mental illness, Substance abuse, Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing