Hospital garners Pasco NAMI award
NAMI Pasco, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), announced its 2021 Heroes of Hope Awards recipients.
The awards celebrate community members and organizations that are making an impact on mental health support in Pasco County, in the midst of the ever-increasing demand for mental health services, according to a news release.
Now in its second year, the awards program “honors those in the community who have gone above and beyond to help community members get the care and support that they need for their or a loved one’s mental health,” in 12 different categories, the release says.
The Medical Center of Trinity Behavioral Health Program was honored as the Office of the Year.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our team of caregivers and the strong programs and therapy they provide to our patients,” said Kevin Sullivan, director of behavioral health sciences, in the release.
“Their compassion and expertise working with the mental health community make a difference.”
Students & mental health
A recent Intelligent.com survey found that eight in 10 Americans support giving college students with mental health issues accommodations such as extra absences, extended deadlines, and more time to take exams, according to a news release.
Additional findings include:
- 86% of Americans who support these accommodations say mental health challenges can make it more difficult to perform to the best of one’s ability
- The plurality of Americans say depression is the No. 1 mental health condition that should qualify students for accommodations
- 54% of Americans who don’t think students with mental health issues should get special accommodations say it’s because students must learn to cope
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