This is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact we can have on the lives of young people, and help end the stigma associated with mental illness one child at a time.
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) May 12, 2016
As a leading provider of mental health and wellness services to thousands of children in metro Detroit, The Children’s Center of Wayne County joins communities and organizations across the county in observing Mental Health Month and offering tools to combat stigma and discrimination against those with mental illness, especially children.
Stigma is an attempt to label a particular group of people as less worthy of respect than others. Stigma leads to fear, mistrust, and violence against people living with mental illness and their families; family and friends turning their backs on people with mental illness; and prejudice and discrimination.
With mental health and behavioral problems on the rise, The Children’s Center helps build strong children and communities by promoting mental health awareness, educating families and caregivers, and offering professional treatment and counseling services to children and families.
“Children and young adults with mental illness have unique challenges and needs, but they can build resilience to these trials with proper care and support,” says Carlynn Nichols, Chief Clinical Officer at The Children’s Center. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact we can have on the lives of young people, and help end the stigma associated with mental illness one child at a time.”
The annual Mental Health Month brings to light the importance of caring for every individual’s mental health and the positive impact it has on their lives. The Children’s Center is encouraging the metro Detroit community to become “Children’s Mental Health Advocates” and help to end the stigma associated with mental illness by spreading the message on social media:
You can help end the #STIGMA associated with mental illness #OneChildAtATime. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1mcMPWM #Detroit
Sharing is a way of breaking down negative attitudes and misperceptions surrounding mental illnesses, and is the first step to fighting mental illness stigma.
Offering more than 20 programs and services, The Children’s Center provides an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family, so they can heal, grow and thrive. To access our services or learn more about how The Children’s Center is helping those children faced with mental or behavioral health challenges, please call 313.831.5535.
About The Children’s Center
Since 1929, The Children's Center has been empowering children and families to shape their own futures in Midtown Detroit. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children's Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children's Center and our comprehensive array of services at http://www.thechildrenscenter.com or call (313) 831-5535.