Everyone has a story, yet far too many people NEVER ask for help concerning behavioral health disorders. Memoirs Of An Addict: Fact or Fiction, the combined book and workbook of hope and survival living life with co-occurring disorders, written with the intent to address wellness, recovery, harm reduction and resiliency with new integrative solutions that today’s society face with behavioral health disorders such as the opiate epidemic and daily recovery issues.
(COD) are two or more disorders that are present
at the same time.
Example: addiction, anxiety and or suicide.
It is time to bring awareness regarding (COD)
and Change the Language
as it pertains to the emotional, mental, physical
and spiritual affects and effects of health.
Introducing the Co-Occurring Disorders
Awareness Ribbon of Colors
The Yellow represent the survivors left behind after a Suicide.
The Pink is most commonly associated with Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Red is generally used to show support for the fight against HIV/AIDS Awareness.
The Purple typically represents Pancreatic Cancer and Epilepsy. It is also a symbol for Alzheimer’s disease, Lupus, and Animal Abuse.
(FYI) Purple and Teal Green is associated with Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault.
The Black ribbons are used as general symbols for mourning.
The Blue represents Child Abuse /Prevention Awareness. As well as Human Trafficking, Sex Slavery Awareness.
The Green is the color most associated with Mental Health, Depression, and Auditory Processing Disorder Awareness.
Source Site: Alyssa Mertes
DATA HAS SHOWN THAT:
According to U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), there are approximately 8.9 million American adults who have co-occurring disorders — 7.4 % of individuals receive treatment for both disorders, while 55.8 % receive no treatment at all.
On page three, a guide for mental health planning + advisory councils (SAMHSA) there is an estimated 600,000 people that are homeless and approximately half have co-occurring disorders.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network has stated that there is a disturbing 43 % of the youth receiving mental health services in America, many have co-occurring disorders.
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) has stated that out of 450,000 Americans incarcerated 72 % have co-occurring disorders.
Last but not finished: Tom Insel, M.D., the former director of The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has also established that the monetary cost of mental illness will be more than cancer, diabetes and respiratory ailment.
Together OUR VOICE can make a difference.
The Second Annual DC Walk 4 ReCovery on the Washington, DC National Mall
Saturday June 22, 2019
12 Noon – 8pm
Candlelight Vigil at dark
“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN”
What is happening to America?
Do you believe that America is a pleasing scent to the God of the universe?
Daniel the prophet of old translated the writing on the wall and said: But you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, although you knew all this.
Daniel, Chapter 1 verse 27 give instruction for all leaders of the future …
Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.