Trauma-based & Family Psychotherapy For Angry, Anxious, Depressed, and Frustrated Families

Are you blogging for mental health?

I'm Blogging for Mental Health.

“I’m blogging for mental health” is a campaign started by the American Psychological Association to bring awareness to mental health in the general sense. I have received various emails over the course of the year after starting my PsychCentral blog section. I have taken comments from my emails (having obtained permission of course!) and I have listed them below for you to consider.

Consider how what I mention directly impacts you, a loved one, or friend. Also consider whether you agree or not and why. This “exercise” helps you to iron out matters of mental health within your own mind. I welcome your comments and questions too!

Mental health:

  • Depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States according to the National Institute of Mental Health
  • Many people are uninformed about mental illness
  • Stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment prevents many from seeking treatment
  • African American males and other men of color are the majority within our prison system due to untreated mental problems
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome is not a mental illness but syndrome
  • Delusions can occur in perfectly normal individuals who do not have a mental illness
  • It’s harder to care for a child or adolescent with a mental illness than an adult

Mental health system:

  • Civil commitment is the process by which an individual can receive psychiatric treatment against their will or by signing themselves in
  • Civil commitment laws are too lax today and create more problems than benefit society by not providing long-term treatment for severe illnesses
  • Children and adolescents should receive involuntary commitment if they are a danger to themselves or others
  • Residential Treatment Facilities are emotionally detrimental to kids
  • “I am so confused about everything mental health related!”
  • Systemic barriers include people who are afraid to be stigmatized and people in support of civil liberties without a balanced perspective

What do you think about these statements? Do you agree or disagree? Can you add to this list?

I always grow from your comments so feel free to share your thoughts.

All the best

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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As we get closer to the middle of May states across the nation are passing laws, reducing restrictions, and enacting new regulations to help support the transition from stay-at-home orders to the normal flow of life again.

Unfortunately, Gov. Wolf hasn't reduced the mask wearing restrictions in Allegheny County. However, he has announced most of Western PA will be moving to the yellow phase beginning May 15. This means that we can slowly regain some normalcy.

But until the mask wearing restrictions are reduced or eliminated Anchored Child & Family Counseling will remain closed. I will be making small transitions back to the office over the course of summer and seeing some clients in-person based on need.The office will be open starting June 17, 2020 with the goal of remaining open until/if state laws change in response to Corona virus restrictions.

In the meantime, I will be continuing teletherapy sessions until mid-June. My office assistant and I will be monitoring your insurance policy to ensure that you will be covered for teletherapy and that your copayments will be waived. At this time, it appears that all major insurance companies (UPMC, Highmark, Aetna, Optum/United, and Cigna) are continuing to provide coverage for teletherapy.

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Thank you

Tamara

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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