May. 21, 2022
CITY OF HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY INAUGURAL MENTAL HEALTH FAIR WITH VENDORS
The city of Houston public library organized the first Mental Health fair at the Barbara Bush Literacy plaza at the down town library .
Relaxed participants who were relaxed enjoyed the inaugural mental health event with lots of wellness resources from multiple community mental health providers and vendors .
The major speakers or presenters were the Harris center for mental health and IDD and Mr Garden Bridgewater aka Garden Marcus who spoke from his book , How to Grow : Nurture your Garden , Nurture your self .
Mr Marcus Bridgewater spoke with Dr. Ntuba Thompson of Healthndevelopment magazine and media on what his book is all about . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcSVT6NSeOE
Some vendors who were at the event and spoke with participants about their organizations include , Serenity Place , LLC[www.serenityplacellc.com ] , re:MIND depression and Bipolar support [ WWW.REMINDSUPPORT.ORG] , Olive Branch Muslim family services [olivebranchhouston.org] , Sahaja Yoga Meditation [ www.sahajayogauae.com ].
The global burden of Mental illnesses has contributions from all nations .
Mental illness is one of the commonest disability in the United states costing billions of dollars in health policy , protection ,promotion and management .
The national institute of Mental health at the NIH , the Substance abuse and mental health services administration [SAMHSA ] with it,s different centers are national federal level organs for research and interventions .
The different mental health problems include emotional issues like anxiety , depression and Psychotic problems like Schizophrenia .
Post traumatic stress disorders and suicides appear more common today partly because of the stresses of daily life and living .
Some of the mental health problems which are congenital are due to consumption of alcohol and or certain substances of abuse .
Professionals in the mental health field include spiritual counselors , social clinical workers , psychologists, psychiatrist and neuroscientists .
Treatments are mostly Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology with support groups like National association of Mental illness [NAMI] and Alcoholic Anonymous .
Homeless populations and those in prisons have a huge population of sufferers with mental health issues .
ref 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcSVT6NSeOE
Dr . Akwo Thompson Ntuba .