Over 50% of those with clinical-level mental health risks do not seek help. 25% cite stigma—or not wanting others to know—as a reason.

(Source: mentalstateoftheworld.report)

Adult Programs

Miller-Dwan Foundation is dedicated to transforming the way we approach mental illness, reducing stigma, improving access and supporting programming essential to mental health in our region.

Inpatient Mental Health Care

Inpatient services take place in a hospital and are usually recommended for those with complex mental health issues or those at risk of harming themselves or others. This care provides immediate crisis-management to those 18 years of age and older who need a safe, therapeutic environment where they can work with specialists who will help them develop a personalized plan to achieve their highest level of well-being.

Partial Hospitalization Programming

This comprehensive, short-term, intensive, clinical care is more concentrated than traditional outpatient care. It includes structured programming throughout the day, three to five days a week with the ability to return home in the evenings.

Be a catalyst for improving mental health care, prevention, recovery and support systems.

Esther’s Story

Esther died alone, in a motel room. It was a cold, murky morning. The hotel was small and cheap and located just off the freeway. Esther was stoic, rational, pragmatic. If she was sick, depressed, or otherwise in pain, she probably wouldn’t tell us.

Adult Mental Health FAQs

A mental health problem may be present when patterns or changes in thinking, feeling or behaving cause distress or disrupt a person’s ability to function. Many people who have mental health problems consider their signs and symptoms a normal part of life or avoid treatment out of shame or fear. It is important to know that each mental health condition has its own signs and symptoms. In general, you may need professional help if you experience:

  • Marked changes in personality, eating or sleeping patterns
  • An inability to cope with problems or daily activities
  • Feeling of disconnection or withdrawal from normal activities
  • Unusual or “magical” thinking
  • Excessive anxiety
  • Prolonged sadness, depression or apathy
  • Thoughts or statements about suicide or harming others
  • Substance misuse
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violent behavior

(source: mayoclinic.org)

Consult your primary care provider or make an appointment with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health professional. It may be important for you to find a professional who is familiar with your culture or who demonstrates an understanding of the cultural and social context that’s relevant to your experiences and life story.

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide or is in emotional distress, call or text  988—the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

(Source: mentalhealth.gov)

Studies show that people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely. Recovery refers to the process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. 

(Source: mentalhealth.gov)

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