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A mental health condition is an illness of the brain. These conditions can affect the way people think, feel, and act in different ways. 

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My Call List

My Call List
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Who to call when you need help!

Sometimes you may be feeling upset, overwhelmed, or stressed out. The best thing to do is talk to someone. There are lots of people you can talk to that can help you feel better. Write down phone numbers of these people on this list. Put the list in an easy to find place. 

Remember to call someone if you are feeling upset or stressed out!

Preventing Involuntary Psychiatric Hospital Admissions

Psychiatric Hospital Admissions
Fri, 09/23/2011
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How to prevent hospitalization

Some people with developmental disabilities have a mental health condition.  You could have a developmental disability and a mental health condition.  This may cause you to become sad or upset.  You may need to go to the hospital if you hurt yourself or hurt someone else or damage property.  You may need to go to the hospital if you say you are going to hurt yourself or someone else.  Mental health conditions include:

Last updated on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 16:18

Understanding Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Conditions
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Responding with the Appropriate Care

Mental health conditions, also called mental illnesses, can affect anyone, including people with developmental disabilities. In fact, there is a special term for those who have been diagnosed with both a developmental disability and a mental health condition– this term is dual diagnosis. Estimates show that between 30% and 70% of people with developmental disabilities may also be diagnosed with or have symptoms of a mental

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Understanding Mental Health Conditions

January 1, 2007
January 1, 2007
Supporting Those with Mental Health Conditions

Mental health conditions can affect anyone, including people with developmental disabilities. In fact, there is a special term used to describe having both a diagnosis of a developmental disability and a mental health condition – this is called having a "dual diagnosis". The term dual diagnosis and this meaning are unique to the field of developmental disabilities. It has been estimated that between 30% and 70% of individuals with a diagnosis of developmental disabilities may also have a diagnosis of a mental health condition, and need psychiatric care.

Last updated on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 10:13

Cómo evitar admisiones psiquiátricas involuntarias

Admisiones psiquiátricas
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Boletín informativo. Otono de 2011

Aproximadamente, 10 % de las personas con discapacidades de desarrollo en California también sufren enfermedades mentales o presentan un diagnóstico dual. Estas enfermedades pueden hacer que la persona se sienta triste, angustiada o confundida. Si una persona se siente abrumada por estas sensaciones, puede experimentar una crisis psiquiátrica o de conducta.

Last updated on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:46

Cómo evitar la admisión psiquiátrica involuntaria

Cómo evitar la admisión psiquiátrica involuntaria
Fri, 10/14/2011
Fri, 07/08/2011
Cómo prevenir la hospitalización

Algunas personas con discapacidades de desarrollo sufren enfermedades mentales. Por lo tanto, es posible tener una discapacidad de desarrollo y una enfermedad mental al mismo tiempo. Esto puede hacer que se sienta triste o angustiado y que sea necesario hospitalizarlo si se lastima a usted mismo, si lastima a otra persona o si rompe distintos objetos. Además, tal vez deba ser hospitalizado si amenaza con lastimarse o con lastimar a otras personas. A continuación, se enumeran algunas enfermedades mentales:

Last updated on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 17:07

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