Greensboro, NC - It's something many families don't want to talk about or even admit. But, mental health problems exist. Tuesday on the Good Morning Show mental health professionals from the S.E.L. Group and the Community Connections Family Life Center answered your questions. And you can get more help by calling 336-285-7173.
Did you know?
1) Nearly one in five Americans suffer from some kind of mental disorder, which can be successfully treated. Stigma and difficulty paying for care keeps millions of Americans from treatments that have proven successful.
2) Less than half of African American adults with mental illness seek treatment for mental health problems, and less than one third of their children receive treatment.
The Social and Emotional Learning Group in conjunction with Agape Psychological Consortium and Community Connections Family Life Center will host "Reducing the Stigma in the Black Community: A Mental Wellness Conference" on Friday, March 2, 2012, 7:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro.
The World Health Organization says "Mental health is as important as physical health to the overall well-being of individuals, societies, and countries." The goal of the conference is to de-stigmatize mental health issues within the black community. Because African Americans often turn to community - family, friends, neighbors, community groups and religious leaders - for help, the opportunity exists for community health services to collaborate with local churches and community groups to provide mental health care and education to families and individuals. During the community awareness service, Bishop Paul S. Morton, a nationally renowned pastor, singer, and author will share his experiences with mental wellness and his faith.
Contact The S.E.L. Group at (336)285-7173 or visit www.theselgroup.com for more information.
SEL Group, Community Connections Family Life Center