Detroit – Coming back is taking its toll on its Survivors
Past leadership failures, bankruptcy, diminishing population has to involve sacrifice of time, treasure, relentless work and mental stress to get back on the road to recovery. Actually, recovery has begun already; nevertheless, Detroit can use all the help that she can get; tax revenues, State support, philanthropy, investment and neighborhood cooperation. Everyone has to pitch in to make Detroit the “Survivor on the River”
We mental health professionals can appreciate more than most, the strain on emotions that are felt by those who wake up and sleep each 24 hours in such a stressful environment. We understand how crucial Church, family, friends, neighborhood, community can be, especially at times like this.
Detroit, Wayne County, reports almost three weeks per every 100 work days are for poor mental health. This is a bit higher than the entire state of Michigan. (Extrapolated from www.countyhealthranking.org)
But you are not alone. Nearly 20 percent of Americans — 44.5 million adults — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA). “Mental illnesses are treatable and people can recover to live full, productive lives. Unfortunately in the past year only 37.9 percent of adults with mental health problems received any type of care,” (Huffington Post)
This is where Counseling on Demand comes in. You need not go through this alone. With our support, you can get through these times.
We can help. You needn’t leave your favorite/private place. Nor must you wait for an appointment. We are there 24/7. You can begin in 24 hours or less.
You may contact us now. Your first consultation is free.
We await your call, email or text directly. If you want a face-to-face, we can Skype you on your computer, cell phone or tablet.