Friday Five – Mental Health Month
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Every May since 1949, Mental Health America (@mentalhealtham) and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Mental Health America is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives and to bringing the topic of mental illness out of the shadows. MHA believes our bodies and minds work together and to be truly healthy our whole selves. This week’s Friday Five offers a special episode of Healthcare Upside/Down focused around hi-tech mental health services, news of crisis lifeline funding, resources and a few more podcasts discussing mental health.
Healthcare Upside/Down: Hi-Tech and Hi-Touch Behavioral Health with Dr. Mimi Winsberg
Host Nick van Terheyden aka Dr Nick is always diving into the latest healthcare issues and topics on his radio show, Healthcare Upside/Down. On this episode just in time for Mental Health Month, Dr. Nick talks to Mimi Winsberg MD, CEO at Brightside Health about hi-tech and hi-touch behavioral health. Your better pill to swallow is adopting the telehealth capabilities to support the widest populations served with tele behavioral health solutions. As Mimi puts it, creating hi-tech AND hi-Touch mental health services really can bring about positive changes in this group of expanding patients.
Donate to the Sharp Index Annual Campaign
Sharp Index is a nonprofit dedicated to reducing physician burnout and suicide and improving physician, nurse, and clinician mental health. Your donation can make a real difference in the lives of physicians and their families. It can help reduce stigma around mental health and promote a culture of support and compassion within the medical community.
May is mental health awareness month.
The staggering number of physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers who want to leave need to be recognized.
— Sharp Index (@SharpIndex) May 2, 2023
Mental Health ‘Ghost Networks’ — And a Ghostbuster
On this episode of KFF News Network’s (@KFFHealthNews) “An Arm and a Leg,” host Dan Weissmann speaks with Burman about what it took to get her friend the care she needed and what steps you can take to get insurance to pay for therapy.
HHS Announces Additional $200 Million in Funding for 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced more than $200 million in new funding for states, territories, and tribes to build local capacity for the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and related crisis services.
This #MentalHealthMonth we want to recognize and support our Tribal youth. We see you; we hear you, and we support you on your journey to mental health and wellness. There’s help if you need it. Call, text, or chat 988 – You are not alone. #988Lifeline #TribalYouth pic.twitter.com/maXRoKhk8R
— SAMHSA (@samhsagov) May 24, 2023
You’re Not Alone in Feeling Lonely
House Calls with Dr. Vivek Murthy (@Surgeon_General) is a podcast hosted by the 21st U.S. Surgeon General. In each episode, Dr. Murthy and his guests explore how they navigate the messiness and uncertainties of life to find meaning and joy. This episode focuses on loneliness, an experience so many of us have. But what’s surprising is how loneliness impacts both our mental and physical health. To mark the release of a groundbreaking new Surgeon General’s advisory on loneliness & social connection, Dr. Murthy answers the most common questions he’s asked about loneliness.