In Honor of Emilio Hoffman
Emilio Inc. is a newly formed organization built in honor of Emilio Hoffman who was the victim at the Reynolds High School shooting on June 10th 2014. At Emilio Inc. we believe awareness and education are essential to helping with mental health challenges and preventing youth violence. We engage with community organizations, government agencies and businesses in an effort to make our communities safe and maintain a high quality of life for our children.
Why is it so hard to talk about mental health? It's hard because our society makes it hard by creating a stigma about it. Every single one of us are affected by mental health. Think for a minute, whether YOU have depression or anxiety that is not really the question... WE ALL know someone who has or have had struggles with mental health. Maybe a friend, a parent, a sibling, a classmate or an aunt or an uncle.. it truly affects all of us. We all matter. So let's talk about it. Let's talk about it a lot!- Jennifer Hoffman
( Emilio's Mom and founder of Emilio Inc) Jennifer’s Blog
Facts and figures are meant to show us easy to digest macro truths that effect us all on the micro level. Take a look at these surprising figures to see how close to home mental health really is.
One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million Americans−experiences mental illness in a given year.
One in 17−about 13.6 million−live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder.
Approximately 20 percent of youth ages 13 to 18 experience severe mental disorders in a given year.
For ages 8 to 15, the estimate is 13 percent.
One-Half of all Chronic Mental Illness Begins by the Age of 14; Three-Quarters by age 24.
Information al stats by: Nami National Alliance on Mental Health
Programs & Events
Community is the key to forming relationships with those around us. We strive to be present in the community and spread the awareness of our mission to our community at large. Find us at school events, local board meetings and around town.
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You are NOT alone. This is an ever-growing list of resources for understanding and coping with mental health problems. If you would like to share a resource please send us a quick message.
Our mission at LifeWorks NW is to promote a healthy community by providing quality and culturally responsive mental health and addiction services across the lifespan.
Tags:mental health, addiction
Morrison Child and Family Serviceshttp://www.morrisonkids.org/
Morrison Child and Family Services is a non-profit organization that delivers specialized services to children, from birth through age 18, and families coping with adversity and trauma by providing a range of comprehensive mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and prevention services.
Tags:mental health, substance abuse, children
Multnomah County Crisis Linehttps://multco.us/mhas/mental-health-crisis-intervention
The mission of Multnomah County Mental Health and Addiction Services Division (MHASD) is to build and maintain high quality, accessible and culturally competent systems of care for children, youth and adults with a mental illness, emotional or addictive disorder.
Tags:mental health, addiction, emotional disorder
Trillium Family Serviceshttp://trilliumfamily.org/
Trillium is Oregon’s largest provider of mental and behavioral healthcare for children and families. We offer hope to families when they don’t know where else to turn. Whether we are addressing a one-time mental health crisis or an ongoing condition, we equip children and their families with the right tools to understand their challenges, treat their conditions, and gain new skills in order to effectively manage their mental health challenges.
Tags:mental health, behavioral health
Lines for Lifehttp://www.linesforlife.org/
Lines for Life is a non-profit dedicated to preventing substance abuse and suicide because they touch so many families in our society. We have served thousands of people with addiction, mental health and suicide intervention services, treatment referral and drug prevention education.
Tags:substance abuse, addiction, mental health, suicide prevention, drug addiction, drug prevention
Options Counseling and Family Services, a not-for-profit agency, has been providing quality, cost-effective mental health and family preservation services to the children and families of Oregon since its inception in 1991. Throughout its history, Options has provided effective, change-based interventions to tens of thousands of Oregon families.
Tags:mental health, family distress
Western Psychological and Counseling Serviceshttp://www.westernpsych.com
Western Psychological and Counseling Services, PC (Western) was established in 1986 to provide quality outpatient mental health, Chemical Dependency, and EAP services in a cost-effective manner.
Tags:suicide prevention, family distress, local, chemical dependency, mental health
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.