Give Green Day – Support Psych-Mental Health Education

[MUSIC] Dawn Goldstein: Supporting psychiatric mental health education will prepare our Spartan nurses for the biggest challenges related to mental health within our community Nearly one in five US adults live with a mental health condition, and mental health conditions increase our risk for health problems like Everyday more than a 172 Americans die from a drug overdose, averaging seven people per hour and 116 people, specifically due to opioids. Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States, and the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of ten and 34. There are 123 suicides per day. Mental health applies to us all and mental health conditions are common. All nurses will care for individuals with a mental health condition, and or substance use disorder. Nurses should be the health care professionals providing this necessary specialized care to those in our community. Support psychiatric mental health education.

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