This quest for mental health care was empowering and had a good outcome, says Gay. And she thinks catching depression early, before it gets to be debilitating, can make a big difference. For a kid who has a chronic condition, the time to understand that is not when youre in the midst of your struggle, Gay says. When youre well, you need to have a crisis plan for yourself so you can activate it when you need it. NAMI has a thriving online community for young people dealing with mental illness called OK2TALK , which overflows with photos, GIFs, and poetry. People younger than 30 need a separate space; theyre very open, says Gay, and more willing than adults to talk about the bad times while theyre happening. Teenagers and people in their 20s who have more severe symptomspeople hearing voices, who have been hospitalized, or who are self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, for examplecan be reluctant to join programs with older adults. Young adults go to a group with 45-year-olds, look around, and say, I dont want to have anything to do with this. They feel like its contagious, that theyre going to catch what the old people have, says Marc Fagan, a psychologist and the vice president of clinical operations and youth services at Thresholds , a mental health facility in Chicago.
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Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor? - Forbes
Hello, Walmart? Based on Walmarts latest moves, its not as unlikely as it sounds. After years of Will they or wont they? discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics across South Carolina and Texas, and plans to launch six more before January. The clinics will be staffed by nurse practitioners, in a partnership with QuadMed. Walmart watchers know that the company already has more than 100 retail clinics across its stores, a strategy its pursued for years. So why fuss over a handful of new clinics? Because unlike those retail clinics which Walmart hosts through leases with local hospitals, resulting in mixed success these new clinics are fully owned by the company and branded explicitly as one-stop shops for primary care.
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