Suicide Rates Increase: Mental Health Crisis Underway
As suicide rates increase, the College of Mental Health Counselling calls upon the community to support mental health education accessible to everyone online.
By: College of Mental Health Counselling
As a mental health crisis unfolds, demands are being made from public and private sectors for mental health services to be made available.
The mental health crisis is most visible when mass shootings occur and are reported in the media. Beneath the surface are troubled individuals (our mental health crisis) caught in a secular society combining violence with postmodern anomic depression (https://www.academia.edu/
This paper calls upon mental health professionals, educators, and knowledgeable individuals to design or support the creation of a mental health course that helps the participant become aware of potential triggers that could lead to a mental health crisis or emergency.
What would you include in your own self-awareness course? Maybe you would include: the influence of the parental relationship on you as a child, unresolved conflict or resentments from childhood and afterwards, effective communication such as listening and assertiveness skills, how to give respectful feedback, identifying and helping depression and suicidal feelings or thoughts, grief and loss, identifying a healthy enough person with whom to enter into a committed relationship, and other areas.
The course should be made available at a low cost with a tuition waver if needed and able to be completed by email.
Internet sources should support and provide the wide distribution of such a course on a continuous basis to enable access at any time.
The philosophy informing the course is that for the clear majority of individuals, mental health can be maintained if one is aware of healthy and unhealthy choices and factors potentially contributing to a psychological crisis, so that one can gain a conscious sense of mastery of life rather than being driven by the unconscious need to repeat or perpetuate aspects of painful unresolved conflicts and losses experienced in childhood and subsequently.
Call upon the community or general public, parents and youths, mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, educators, Facebook and other internet social media, religious groups, athletes, celebrities, secular and SBNR (spiritual-but-
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Daniel Keeran, MSW