Click here for an opinion article, published in The Idaho Statesman, by NAMI Boise President Liza Long.
Out of 50 states and Washington DC, Idaho has moved up -- from 49th to 48th -- in terms of quality mental health care. According to mentalhealthamerica.net, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada have worse rates of mental illness and access to care.
This is the third time that Mental Health America is making public its annual State of Mental Health Report, ranking the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia according to various mental health and access measures.
The report depicts a more insured country, but one that still fails to meet the needs of the people who require mental health assistance and guidance.
Click here for a news article about the report.
Click here to access the report.
The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Youth Engagement Committee has come together to produce the "Me Too Project" as their Fall 2016 event.
The purpose of the "Me Too Project" is to encourage people with mental health challenges to connect with those around them through sharing their own experiences with the obstacles they face. We want those struggling with mental challenges to share their story through artwork.
We believe that when people have the courage to express themselves, others around them will recognize that they are not alone in their experiences and that all of us have stories to share.
The "Me Too" art gallery will be open from October 4th-8th, with a culminating event on the 8th from 4:00-7:00pm.
The exhibit will be hosted at Zero Six Coffee Fix (404 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706) and is open to the public.
In Idaho, lack of funding and low priority given to mental health, along with the growing number of people facing mental illness with inadequate assistance, continues to lead us to a burgeoning crisis.
Things change with advocacy!
Join us Saturday, October 15! We’ll gather in Julia Davis Park at the Boise Pavilion at 9:00 a.m. and march to the Idaho State Capitol steps.
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