Deaconess Cross Pointe to offer courses on mental health

Published: Jul. 9, 2015 at 1:06 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2016 at 1:38 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Officials at Deaconess Cross Pointe say they're seeing more people with mental illness refuse to get help.

Janie Chappell with Deaconess says one in four people have some sort of mental illness.  And most mental illnesses start around the age of 11.

That's why several courses are now available for family, friends, and first responders, who might see mental illness on a daily basis.

"It can be very difficult, you can't make people for their mental illness or their addiction," says Chappell.  "The average age for when somebody develops a mental health concern is about 11 years so that's pretty young."

Janie says the stigma attached with mental illness means people don't come in to get treatment.

For a list of courses that Deaconess provides, click here.

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