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The Issues

Why GCSCORED exists

Mental health impacts us all. The promotion of emotional well-being should be a universal public health concern,” she said before sharing a quote from researcher Lynne Friedli: “Everyone has mental health needs, whether or not they have a mental illness, just as everyone has physical health needs, whether or not they are sick.”

For an individual to experience intra and interpersonal balance, health, and wellbeing, their mental health must be considered as an integral and important to their overall wellness.

Unfortunately, too many people across the globe do not have access and therefore do not receive treatment. There is a global mental health crisis. These issues are the ones that drive the work of GCSCORED, Inc.

Specifically,

  1. Mental health disorders are the leading causes of disability worldwide;
  2. Lack of access;
  3. The resources required to address these conditions are inadequate, unequally distributed, inefficiently used and static.

The statistics are eye-opening.

Mental Health Disorders are the Leading Causes of Disability Worldwide

Nearly 30% of the people in the world (approx. 83 million) experience a mood, anxiety or substance-use disorder in their lifetime.

In the United States, approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-disorder-among-children.shtml

Of the youth in the US juvenile justice systems, 70% have at least one mental health condition, and at least 20% live with a serious mental illness.

Also in the US, almost one in five adults, that’s almost 44 million people, experiences some form of mental illness in any given year.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/prevalence/any-mental-illness-ami-among-adults.shtml

The Resources are Inadequate …

In wealthy countries, up to 60% of people with severe mental disorders do not receive the care they need.

https://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/1.19676!/menu/main/topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/532025a.pdf

There are only nine mental-health providers per 100,000 people globally; an extra 1.7 million mental health workers are needed in low- and middle-income countries alone.

https://www.nature.com/polopoly_fs/1.19676!/menu/main/topColumns/topLeftColumn/pdf/532025a.pdf

Nearly one-third of the United States population lacks adequate access to mental-health-care providers.

Only 41% of adults in the US with a mental health condition received mental health services in 2014. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 62.9% received mental health services in that year.

http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf

GCSCORED, Inc.’s Response

GCSCORED, Inc.’s response to these issues is twofold:

    1. The development of the Cultivating SEEDS System Framework (CSS™) that includes the RUMERTIME™ Process, a scalable, culturally responsive intervention;
    2. The Journal of Global Engagement and Transformation (JGET), to foster a transdisciplinary dialogue on factors influencing the social and emotional determinants of a person’s life course.
    3. Conferences and Workshops

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