YHF: Mental Health

Local News

MINOT — Mental health is a big concern across the country.

Nearly one out of five people suffer from a mental health disorder, according to the National Alliance of Mental Illness.

Despite one in five people suffering from mental health disorders, nearly 60 percent of adults with a mental illness did not receive services in the last year.

Brandy Childress with Village Family Service Center is working to change those numbers.

“There are a lot Mental health concerns that exist honestly. Some of them include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, suicidal ideation, you know things of that nature,” said Childress, health counselor at Village Family Service Center.

Childress said people often don’t understand the reality of what they’re dealing with and minimize the problem.

“It might be something like change in their daily function or inability to relate to others that occur. They tend to push it off and say, ‘Oh I’m just really busy,’ and they don’t acknowledge that they may be feeling stressed or if they’ve maybe been feeling down lately,” said Childress.

There are often local resources that can help you make small changes — places like the YMCA. Working out is considered a great stress reliever, which is a gateway to better mental health.

“Mental health is a big thing here at the YMCA. We really strive to provide programs that will help with exercise, health, and well being and also provide the social responsibility aspect of everything,” said Tia Klein, director of program services at Village Family Service Center.

One other simple thing you can do today to improve your mental health is to eat nutritious meals and drink lots of water.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Recent Videos

Class B State Basketball

Class B State

State Swimming

WDA Boys Basketball Tournament

Funds for Fun

9/11 firefighter shares survival story in N.D.

Glenburn Fire Station fire

WDA Girl's Basketball Tournament

New Commerce Commissioner

Class B Basketball

Minot Boy's Basketball

Remarkable Recovery

The Most Unlikely Pair

Friday, March 5th, 2021 - KX Storm Team Evening Forecast - Dave Holder

Crumbl Cookies


VFW Dinner

Vaccine Side Effect Concerns

Alzheimer's & Minorities

Hwy 1806

More Video

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

KX News Trending Stories

Latest Stories

More Local News