The MWAA is a non-profit corporation established June 2012, which focuses on prevention and early intervention of mental health issues. There are no paid staff and Board members are volunteers. The MWAA has four (4) programs to positively affect their vision and mission. All money derived from the programs is used to train more board members and others as Mental Health First Aid Trainers.
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While military service often fosters resilience in individuals and families, some service members may experience mental health or substance use challenges. Thirty percent of active duty and reserve military personnel deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have a mental health condition requiring treatment – approximately 730,000 men and women, with many experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression. Sadly, less than 50 percent of returning veterans in need receive any mental health treatment. The Veterans Administration reports that approximately 22 veterans die by suicide every day.
Mental Health First Aid is a valuable resource that can make a difference in the lives of the more than 22 million veterans, their families, and the communities they live in.
The MWAA provides mental health first aid for military members, veterans and their families. If you are interested in holding a MMVF training, please email email@example.com or phone 717-957-3432.
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Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.
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Did you know that the International Bipolar Foundation developed the first Mental Health Awareness Patch for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America?
With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn the Mental Health Awareness Patch for playing a positive role in their communities.
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