Intro to Concurrent Disorders Issues
My friend Nick is in this article on teens who faced concurrent disorders which is an addiction and a mental health issue. Programs that treat concurrent disorders are few and far between. Many addictions and mental health programs will not admit you if you have a concurrent disorder.
I encountered one agency in my early years that sort of viewed my self harm as separate from my depression and said that they couldn’t take me. Services need to view people as whole people. We cannot separate our various issues and just focus on the one. My self harm was linked to depression the same way drug addiction can be linked to a mental health issue or vice versa.
Posted on May 5, 2012, in Articles/Video/Campaigns/Photos, Madness, Mental Health, Stigma/Discrimination, The Facts and tagged addictions, concurrent disorders, depression, lacking, mental health, mental illness, self harm, support, teens, The Toronto Star, treatment, youth. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.