The Brain-Gut Connection
A talk given by Bernadine Peter a REGISTERED NUTRITIONIST about the connection between your brain and stomach.
Wednesday MAY 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM at the Val Verde Regional Medical Center's Education Room
801 N. BEDELL, DEL RIO, TX 78840
May is Mental Health month
Mental Health is vital to our well-being and enjoyment of life. Depression, anxiety and other mental illness can disrupt that process and can be very debilitating for individuals and their families. Mental health problems affect people of all ages and backgrounds:
- One in five adults in the US experience mental illness in a given year.
- Approximately 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition.
- 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24.
- Only 41% of adults in the US with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year.
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that depression is the most common type of mental illness affecting 26% of the Adult population and estimates that it will be the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020.
- Serious mental illness costs America over 193 billion in lost earnings per year.
- Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US and the 3rd leading cause of death in people age 10-24.
WARNING SIGNS MAY INCLUDE:
- Feelings of sadness, fatigue, loss of motivation, crying spells, helplessness, isolation which have been ongoing for more than two weeks
- Changes in behavior, personality, sleeping/eating habits
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased risk taking behavior
- Intense worries, fears, agitation
- Psychosomatic complaints such as racing heart, physical discomfort, shortness of breath
- Mood swings
- Questioning purpose in life, suicidal ideation
- Delusional thinking/hallucinations
- Changes affecting daily functioning and enjoyment in life
Help is available. Mental health and physical health go hand in hand in maintaining quality of life. We must all work together to overcome the stereotypes and fears that prevent us from seeking help.
|Heritage Program for Senior Adults||Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Center|
| 801 Bedell Avenue|| 906 E. 11th Street|
| (830) 778-3629|| (830) 774-8702|
|Baptist Child Family Services|| |
| 519 Bedell Avenue (830) 768-2755|| |
| (830) 768-2755|| |
Mental Health Resources are also available at:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Mental Health.gov
World Mental Health Organization
Substance Abuse Services Administration
National Alliance on Mental Health
Mental Health America of Texas
Community Health Improvement Coalition
If you would like to be contacted by someone from the Mental Health team
please fill out the online form and you will be contacted.
Click here for the contact form.