Free Mental Health Handouts and Information
Depression and Older Adults – Clinical depression is not a normal part of aging Growing older usually means adjusting to changes in life. Sometimes these changes can mean loss…of loved ones, old routines, or excellent health. It is normal to feel sad or distressed during difficult periods, but if the feelings persist it may be clinical depression. More than two million of the 34 million Americans who are age 65 and older suffer from some form of depression. Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that can and should be treated at any age. Without treatment, the illness can lead to suicide.
Employee Assistance Program – The EAP is a cooperative effort between employees and administration, which offers employees and their families an opportunity to seek and receive free assistance in resolving personal problems. It is estimated that at least 70% of the nation’s workers will suffer from serious medical/behavioral problems at some time in their careers. Many of these problems include family, financial, legal, emotional, alcohol/drug abuse, and health problems, which adversely affect safe and efficient performance on the job. The EAP has been developed to help employees deal with serious personal problems before they result in deterioration of health, family life, or job performance.
Assertiveness – Do people take advantage of you often? Are you “volunteered” to drive? Do you end up paying more than your share of the housing expenses? Do other people use your things without asking, assuming you won’t mind? Do you say nothing about any of these situations? If this sounds like you, perhaps you need to take a look at your assertiveness. Why? Unhappiness, frustration, and anger often accompany a lack of assertiveness. Being assertive can serve us well in many situations: at work, at home, as customers, on vacation, any situation at all!
Date Acquaintance / Rape – The Facts · Most sexual violence occurs among people between the ages of 18-24. · One quarter of women in college today have been the victims of rape or attempted rape, and almost 90% of them knew their assailants. · Of the male students who said they had forced sex on a woman, 100% knew the victim.
Sexual Assault – About Sexual Assault… Sexual Assault is any forced or coerced sexual intercourse or contact. It is a crime of violence in which assailants, whether known to the victim or not, are motivated by a desire to humiliate and/or exert power over the victim. Any sexual contact that is unwanted is sexual assault. This crime isn’t limited to happening only by strangers as some may think. Often, the attacker is someone that the victim knows.