The Harris Center Blog

Welcome to the Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Blog, your source for topical white papers that delve into key areas of interest and concern, that provide valuable insights, practical strategies, and expert perspectives on mental health and IDD. Thank you for joining us on this journey of knowledge and understanding.

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Comprehensive Mental Health Care: The Harris Center's Holistic Approach to Well-being

The National Institute of Health estimates that more than 57 million Americans cope with mental health needs. While this is a common challenge, the array of available treatments offers hope. The Harris Center is privileged to provide a diverse range of services, ensuring that every individual receives the care they need.

Understanding Anxiety: Symptoms, Impact, and Management Strategies
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Understanding Anxiety: Symptoms, Impact, and Management Strategies

Whether it’s a rough day at work, an unexpected event impacting a loved one, or the stress of our health, anxiety impacts many of us every day. In fact, according to a 2022 survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and CNN, 90% of the public believe there is a mental health crisis in the United States. The survey revealed that one-third of all adults reported feeling anxious either always or often in the past year.

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Understanding Trauma: Recognizing Symptoms, Seeking Help, and Finding Growth
Trauma can deeply affect our lives, sometimes in ways that may be initially unexpected and profound. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma is important so that individuals can receive the support they need. "It's important to acknowledge the impact of trauma on your life so you can receive the appropriate treatment,” said Dr. Luming Li, Chief Medical Officer of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. “We have many resources available at The Harris Center.”