The Issues

Why GCSCORED exists

“As air is to life, so are social-emotional competencies to relationships, they are like the air we breathe” Dr. Yvonne Murray-Larrier, 2017.

 Every moment of every day, we are engaging in relationships with ourselves and with others. Just as we need air to breathe so we can live, similarly we need social-emotional skills so we can establish and maintain relationships.

The World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, Mental Health of America, and Mental Health Innovation Networks, along with many other organizations, have sounded the alarm on the global mental health crisis that impacts all of us.

GCSCORED has heard the alarm and its response is to:

  • increase access to, educate, equip and empower individuals
  • locally and globally in diverse settings
  • to become conscious problem solvers and empowered life coaches
  • as they acquire healthy social-emotional MARKERS™ (Mindsets, Activities, Relationships, Knowledge, Emotions, Resources and Skills/Strategies)

Unfortunately, too many people across the globe do not have access to treatment and therefore do not receive any. We’re in a global mental health crisis. The resources required to address these conditions are inadequate, unequally distributed, inefficiently used and static.

These issues are the ones that drive the work of GCSCORED.

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%.

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.

The resources are inadequate

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

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.

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.

GCSCORED, Inc.’s Response

GCSCORED has developed the following:

    1. The Cultivating SEEDS System Framework (CSS®).
    2. The RUMERTIME® Process, a scalable, culturally responsive problem-solving prevention and intervention strategy.
    3. The Journal of Global Engagement and Transformation (JGET), a transdisciplinary practitioner-scholar open access online journal.
    4. The RUMERTIME® Family Summer Camp.
    5. The Access RUMERTIME® Conversations Podcast.
    6. The Access RUMERTIME® Conversations Facebook Community.
    7. Access RUMERTIME® Community Conversations.
    8. Access RUMERTIME® Conversations “Down to the Roots” Blog.
    9. RUMERTIME® Immersion Experiences (Workshops, etc.).
    10. The Institute for Social Emotional Education
    11. Listening Oasis Wellness Space (Virtual Counseling office)
    12. Listening Oasis Wellness Line (1833-427-5697)
    13. The CSS® Shop (Books, Curricula, Games, Activities).

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