VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice dispels mental wellness myths during National Mental Health Month

VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice dispels mental wellness myths during National Mental Health Month



TERESA: WELCOME BACK. 1 IN 5 AMERICAN ADULTS HAVE EXPERIENCED A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. 1 IN 25 AMERICANS HAVE A SERIOUS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. RYAN: MAY IS NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH AND — IS HERE TO DISCUSS SOME OF THE MYTHS THAT GO ALONG WITH MENTAL HEALTH. WE ARE HERE WITH THE MARKETING AND DEVELOPING MANAGER. WELCOME BACK. HAPPY TO BE HERE. TERESA: THE FIRST MYTH WE ARE GOING TO DEBUNK IS RECOVERY IS NOT POSSIBLE. THAT IS A COMMON MYTH LIVING WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS THAT YOU CANNOT GET BETTER. IF YOU LOOK AT MENTAL ILLNESS AS A JOURNEY, RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE. AT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE, WE HAVE A BEHAVIORAL HOME NURSING CARE STAFF TRAINED TO COME INTO YOUR HOME TO NOT ONLY HELP WITH MEDICATION MANAGEMENT, BUT ALSO HELP YOU SET SMALL, REACHABLE GOALS YOU CAN GET TO THAT POINT REAL — OF LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE. RYAN: THOSE SMALL STEPS CAN SEEM LIKE BIGGER STEPS THEN TO THE AVERAGE PERSON. ABSOLUTELY AND HAVING SOMEBODY TRAINED BY YOUR SIDE TO OUTLINE THAT PLAN OF CARE IS CRITICAL. RYAN: LET'S CHECK OUT MYTH NUMBER 2. MENTAL ILLNESS IS A SIGN OF A WEAK MIND. ABSOLUTELY NOT. MENTAL ILLNESS CAN BE THE RESULT OF BRAIN CHEMISTRY OR GENETICS OR ALSO PHYSICAL CONDITIONS THAT TRIGGER A MENTAL ILLNESS OR TRAUMA. RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE AND IT CERTAINLY IS NOT A SIGN OF ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT IT IS. TERESA: HOW IS TREATMENT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT? IT IS HOME-BASED, SO WE WILL WORK WITH YOUR CARE PROVIDERS AND DOCTORS, WHO EVER YOU HAVE ON YOUR SUPPORT TEAM, BUT IT IS AT HOME, SO YOU CAN BE HOME WHERE YOU WANT TO BE AND GET THAT SUPPORT SO YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE. TERESA: MOUNTED ILLNESS — MENTAL ILLNESS IS ONLY MENTAL. OBVIOUSLY NOT, YOU JUST SAID THERE WAS A LOT OF PHYSICAL. AND THERE ARE PHYSICAL EFFECTS TO TREATMENT. PHYSICAL SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT CAN INCLUDE THINGS LIKE CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES OR RISING BLOOD SUGAR, WHICH CAN TRIGGER DIABETES AND OUR STAFF DOING NURSING FOR CHRONIC ILLNESS IS TRAINED TO HELP YOU THROUGH COACHING TO PREVENT AND ANY OF THOSE SIDE EFFECTS THAT MAY COME ALONG. RYAN: YOU OFFER A WONDERFUL SERVICE IN CONNECTICUT — IF YOUR INTERESTED, YOU CAN LEARN MORE ONLINE. BY THE WAY, ABIGAIL, WE PROBABLY WILL NOT SEE YOU FOR A LITTLE WHILE. A BABY ON THE WAY. TWO MORE WEEKS, PROBABLY NOT UNTIL SEPTEMBER. TERESA: THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND ENJOY THE SUMMER. MORE STYLE AFTER THE BREAK.

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