Mental Illness Awareness Week

The Ripple Effect Of Mental Illness PERSON People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases than the general population. People with serious mental illness are nearly twice as likely to develop these conditions. 18.4% of U.S. adults with mental illness also experienced a substance use disorder in 2019 (9.5 million individuals) The rate of unemployment is higher among U.S.…

Healthy Aging

Aging is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences, and some of us get to grow older than others; however, it can be a beautiful experience if you let it. The Pan American Health Organization describes healthy aging as a continuous process of optimizing opportunities to maintain and improve physical and mental health, independence, and quality of life throughout the life…

National Mental Health Month/Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week; May 3 – 9

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 3-9 also happens to be Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Sioux Center Health family wants to spread awareness, improve understanding, and reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions. Across the United States, over ten (10) million persons are diagnosed with and are directly affected by a mental illness. Others…