Back to school can be a fun time for kids but it can also be scary. From the school doors opening to closing in the afternoon, the day is not only filled with learning but times where kids can socialize. From backpacks to new clothes, favorite teachers and subjects, school is fun for most. However, for roughly 1/5 of teens from ages 13-18, school can be a taxing situation. While kids gear up to learn, here are some helpful tips to watch for in mental health in teens.
Counseling is a beneficial part of substance abuse and mental health. Getting counseling from a licensed and accredited provider will help patients receive the tools needed to thrive and live healthily. One of the US Presidents, John F Kennedy, signed into effect in 1963 a Mental Health Act to ensure that communities of people were receiving better care for their distressing issues.
Mental Health is not often discussed. It is treated like a band-aid, simply covering the wound so it does not have to be acknowledged. Why? Most people do not know how to communicate and offer support. As a nation who changes socially every few years, inquiring about Mental Health is seen as rude, offensive and uncompassionate behavior. However, talking with people, getting to know them, and offer compassionate understanding is one of the many things we can do as a community to assist with the increase of mental health, regardless of age and gender.
The time has finally come for addiction treatment to get a re-vamp on some policies, making treatment centers accountable for malpractice. Lawmakers in California have banded together to change policies. These changes will ensure that those suffering from addiction will get the care they deserve without fear of the center providing inadequate conditions and treatment. Tax payers dollars will be spent on programs and centers that actually work.
Life has vastly improved from 50 years ago. We no longer have long spiral cords for telephones making us stationary and payphones are a thing of the 90’s. For example, 50 years ago would be 1969. In that year, there was the landing on the moon, the first aired episode of Scooby-Doo and Led Zeppelin’s American album released. Life has changed dramatically since then. Now, we have faster computers, tablets, cellular phones, better modes of transportation, drones and more. We can have food delivered by an Uber while streaming a hot new movie release on Vudu.
California is the most populated state on the west coast and one of the most populated in the United States – 40.02 million (worldpopulationreview.com). Sharing a large border with Mexico, the drug and crime rates have escalated. To combat this growing epidemic, California Law Makers have passed Proposition 47 which takes felonies and processes them as misdemeanors, giving young kids and adults a second chance at life to make better decisions.
Memorial Day – to remember the sacrifices of the fallen with grateful hearts. To most, this means a holiday and a break from the case of the Monday’s. To Veterans, it is much more. Remembering those who died, who gave their very best to save not only America, but their friends. Military persons sacrificed to the highest for loved ones back home, for our freedoms, so our rights could not be taken, but also to give other countries peace, prosperity and the human rights others deserve. They are the toughest, both mentally and physically, striving always, to make every day have meaning.
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness. One in five people will be affected by mental illness in their lifetime whether it is depression, schizophrenia or ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder, most associated with war veterans) for example, will have long term battles. Making treatment available is a human necessity. Inner Circle Billing works closely with our facilities to make certain our clients not only receive the needed care for their specific treatment but also the mental care needed to overcome.
Being a third-party biller has enormous benefits to aid our facilities. Not only does Inner Circle Billing get tasks accomplished efficiently, and quickly, we are able to maximize results, and payments to our facilities. This is a great quality for facilities, as some health insurance companies like to take their sweet time in getting claims, and payments processed, with sometimes the payment being sent to the patient.