mental illness

 

If you’re a parent or caregiver of a child struggling with their mental health, there’s a program to help. It’s free to access and it provides support and resources to help navigate best ways to help children with mental health issues.

 

We’re winding down the last days of May, which has been designated as National Mental Health Awareness Month.   But beyond May, there are still some online support groups available for those coping with problems.

KPCW talked to Owen Ashton, who is the Board President for the National Association of Mental Illness (or NAMI) a group that offers help, both for those personally struggling with mental illness, and for family members or caregivers of victims.

During May, NAMI offered free online support groups.  Ashton said those will be ongoing.

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Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s normal toddler behavior or whether your teenager is too withdrawn, or maybe your spouse seems especially down but you can’t tell for sure.  There’s a community education event on Wednesday at the Park City Library beginning at 5 pm that can help families address these kinds of issues.  Carolyn Murray has more:

The Mountain Life - September 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014

Today host Lynn Ware Peek is joined by guest co-host Carolyn Frankenburg.  They speak first with  Ulrich Boser about the social instinct of trust.  Why do we trust and should we?  Boser talks about how  the emerging science of trust can transform our lives, rebuild our economy, and strengthen society.