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Question by jUiCy_**pRinCeSs_101**: What is good mental health?
what are ways to good mental health…what is good mental health…i know what mental health is but i get confusedwhen ppl talk about ‘good mental health’…

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Answer by Greywolf
good mental health is

watching Steel Magnolias and crying your eyes out.
Telling that disrespectful teenager across the counter taking your order while on her cell phone what her problem is.
About once every month getting righteously angry at whoever has wronged you.

Good mental health is taking care not to let things build up and letting that little pressure valve go off in small spurts instead of a giant explosion in public or privately inside your body.

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Question by Zach: Does anyone care about mens mental health?
I read that no body does, I read that in Canada theres not much for mens mental health, why is this?? So if I have depression and other problems, it’s not possible for me to get help??

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Answer by flower
First Step to Help

The Bible says that Jesus came that we “might have life, and might have it abundantly” (John 10:10, NAS). Certainly, depression is not abundant life. But you can be assured, God wants you to find His peace and joy. He will help you because you are very, very important to Him.

Are you in a position to receive God’s gift of “abundant life”? If you are not certain, ask God right now to forgive you for your sins and to come and rule in your life (Romans 10:9, 10,13; I John 1:8,9; John 1:12,13). The Bible describes what happens the moment you first give your life to God as being “born again.” Spiritually you are a new person. But you now need to learn a new way of living. God will help you. Ask Him to fill you completely with His Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). God’s Spirit will give you the power to live like God wants you to live. The Holy Spirit guides, comforts, teaches, empowers and produces within a Christian the actual characteristics of God — love, joy, peace, patience and more (Galatians 5:22-23). And it is when you are living the way God wants that you will experience the full and joyful life God has for you.

When you are born again, God takes up residence in your spirit. He brings with Him the promise of great joy and peace, sometimes immediately. But what if you are now a Christian and you are depressed? You are not alone. Many people of faith have experienced periods of deep depression. The Bible stories of Moses, David and so many others show us how God’s love continues even during these times and that He eventually brings great hope.

What You Can Do

What can you do to overcome depression? It depends on why you are depressed. There are many possible reasons, but since more than one may be present in your life, read all the sections below:

Physical: Some depression is caused by physical problems. Improper diet, lack of exercise, and not enough sleep can all contribute to depression. So if you are feeling “down,” make sure you are taking care of your body.

In addition, many illnesses can cause depression (others may be caused by depression). Also, some medications can cause depression. It’s always a good idea to see your doctor for a checkup t rule out physical reasons. But remember, God can heal any physical problem, including one that causes, or is caused by, depression (Psalm 103:3; Matthew 8:16-17).

If your doctor has diagnosed a particular problem, ask your prayer partner, pastor, Christian counselor or other Christian to pray with you for God’s healing (James 5:14-16). But if you are taking medication for any problem, consult your doctor before changing or stopping it.

Losses and Other Hurts: When something you see as bad happens to you, it’s normal to feel hurt. You may have lost your job or other financial security. You may have been wronged in some way, recently or in the past. You may have a bad relationship with a friend, family member, or spouse. A loved one may have died. Or you may even be hurting about something you’ve never had, but feel you should have, such as a spouse or children. It is okay for you to hurt over a situation like this. Tell God about your hurt. He already knows, but it is important for you to put the hurt into words and tell Him. Also tell a trusted friend or pastor, or consult a Christian counselor. Allow yourself to cry if you want to. Normal grieving, including crying, is healthy.

The Bible says that Jesus “bore our griefs” on the cross (Isaiah 53:4 NAS). He feels our pain as strongly as we do and will carry it for us. Give your hurt to Him. Then resolve not to dwell on it again.

Sin: Sometimes depression is rooted in sin. You will never be at peace if you ignore something in your life that you know is against God’s will (I Timothy 1:19). If you know you are doing or have done something against God’s will, admit to God that it is wrong. Then ask His help in doing what is right. If you admit your sin and turn from it, God has promised to forgive you completely, and cleanse you from the sin (I John 1:9). Trust Him to do it.

If it is an ongoing sin and it seems too big for you to deal with, just deal with it today, this moment. Tell God that with His help you will do the right thing right now. In addition, you may need to take some action to make up for your sin with those you have wronged. You may need a pastor or Christian counselor to help you decide what to do.

Don’t forget to obey God in the small things. Very often, it is because we have chosen to ignore Him in the small things that we slowly slip into deeper problems. You can reverse this slide. If you obey God in the small things, it will help put you back on track in the larger things. You may need to obey Him in something so simple as getting up early enough to get to work on time without rushing.

Wrong Thinking: What do you think about right before you feel depressed? Do you think such things as “I’m no good,” or “I can’t do anything ri

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Question by xoxox: ARMY Health Care Specialist (68W) or Mental Health Specialist (68X)?
I’m a mature fifteen year old female and I’ve realized what I want to do with my life; Enlist in the Army. Please do not “preach” to me about how young I am and how I might change up my mind – I’m telling you in advance that it will have no effect on me anyway.

My question is to Army Health Care Specialists, Mental Health Specialists and/or people who know about them. I would like to know what you think about them and what you do on a daily basis. What does a female do if she is a Health Care Specialist? I would just like to know everything about the two from your own personal experience, in detail please.

Thanks in advance!
“Buck Bronc Starr”, you do not amuse me.

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Answer by alexander m
mental health guys have a very monotonous job: get a patient, do a checklist, send him and the checklist to the shrink, repeat. oh and depending on whats going on you’re also his errand boy…or girl.
health care specialists (aka “medics”…not combat medic, a combat medic is a medic thats earned his CMB) can work in a hospitol, clinic, some sort of support unit, or the line with the combat arms (infantry, etc) guys. as a female you cannot do the last one. working in a hospitol for a medic sucks, you do all the medical grunt work. cleaning bedpans, setting up ivs, drawing blood, taking vitals, moving around patients…nothing exciting. in the clinic its pretty much the same however the doctor will also hae you do the pre screaning and you might get to have a little fun like pulling off a toenail or what not. in a support unit (mos of which are BSBs) you’ll either work the aid station by donig sick call and working the trauma table, or you’ll pull medical coverage for supply convoys. if you’re in a BSTB you’ll either work the aid station or you’ll work with the MPs.
as a female you’re more likely to get stuck with the aid station btw.
the best place to be for a medic is the line. you do the most “cool stuff” like air assault missions, kicking in doors, and just tagging along with the infantry; and you learn the most medically.

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Question by : I want to work within mental health?
I have a degree in Sociology and a years experience in a Mental Health setting as a volunteer.
What routes can I take (other than or after Support Worker, or Health Care Assistant) without further education?
What courses can I take (anything but Nursing)?
I’m not fussed about what exactly. Would just like to know there’s room for advancement. I know I would enjoy being a Support Worker, but knowing there’s no room for progression and being on 13k for the rest of my life (with a degree) is a bit dismall to me. I was thinking of perhaps undertaking an Occupational Therapy Masters and specialising in Mental Health. Any comments?

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Answer by sda
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Question by Kate R: What constitutes a “serious mental health diagnosis” for medical insurance coverage?
My insurance/plan (Blue Shield of CA) will only cover psychotherapy for “serious mental health diagnoses”. I asked them on the phone if they could give me a list of what DSM-IV codes are considered serious, and they said I have to ask about a specific code and they’ll tell me yes or no. I wanted to know in advance so that if my mental health provider was debating between a few diagnoses, we could take into consideration which one would be covered. Does anyone have a list of codes that are generally considered serious mental health diagnoses by medical insurance companies?

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Answer by canada_winnipeg_man
A “serious mental health diagnosis” The bill states: “Severe mental illness is defined through diagnosis, disability and duration, and includes disorders with psychotic symptoms such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, manic depressive disorder, autism, as well as severe forms of other disorders such as major depression, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.”They may have suspected that something was not quite right with your mental health for years or your diagnosis may have come as a shock. Either way, in order to get the most out of any treatment insurance coverage plan you must first come to terms with how your mental illness will be apart of your life. No matter what official diagnosis you have been given, any mental illness is a life long struggle that can either consume your life or just become another facet of who you already are.
A trained medical professional will be able to give you further guidance. Good Luck & Take care as always!!!

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