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SOC 2070
Linda Hunter

February 25, 2013 – SOC2070 MIDTERM 2: MARCH 11 , 2013TH Mental Health Supports: Guelph and Wellington County - Jill Cruikshank, Program Manager, Community Division - Get informed (Mental Health Awareness Week May 21-28 2013 and World Mental Health Day October 10, 2013) – ask questions – volunteer - Health o Sate of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. - Mental Health Commission of Canada o Key initiatives:  open minds - Mental health concerns represents 15% of the burden on disease in Canada but only 5.5% of health care dollars. - Prevalence of Mental Illness o 1/5 will have a mental illness o 20% will having co-occurring substance abuse o 1% will develop schizophrenia o 10% will develop schizophrenia if a 1 line relative has the illness - How do mental illnesses affect you? o Disruption of activities of daily living  Symptoms: thoughts (thinking patterns), mood and anxiety, energy and motivation  Disengagement: family stress, lost friends, risky acquaintances, reduced formal networks and contacts for social, school and work  Skills challenges: manage daily living and personal care, social life, employment, financial management, home management, housing  Cognitive Challenges: judgment, planning and organization, decision making, memory  Access barriers: community and jobs and schooling and housing  Losses: self-esteem, sense of self-worth, loss of health, changing identity, changed expectations and relationships o Increasing isolation o Relationship challenges o Self-harm and suicidal behaviours o Cognitive challenges o Use of alcohol and drug use – self medication - Who can help? o Family doctor o Families – with consents o Mental health and addictions services o Peer services and groups o Housing and vocational supports February 25, 2013 – SOC2070 o Counseling services o School supports - What can help? o Medi
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