Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) and its affiliates across the country have led the observance of May, Mental Health Month (MHM), by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings.
MHA will tie this year’s Mental Health Month theme to the content of its 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. The MHM campaign is titled Risky Business and will educate the public on habits and behaviors that are signs of mental health problems or at the least increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses. These include such diverse risk factors such as risky sex practices, prescription drug misuse and abuse, internet/gaming addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns.
The intent behind this theme is to raise awareness of the risks that these types of behaviors present, especially to young people, to help individuals detect these early warning signs, and to provide resources for prevention and early intervention.
In this light Florida Center for Recovery (FCR) also recognizes the importance of diagnosing and addressing mental health issues when treating individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Often intertwined, mental health disorder, and addiction when not treated in conjunction each can greatly reduce the chances of a successful recovery for the other. With a thorough understanding of the relationship between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse, the medical and clinical team at Florida Center for Recovery delivers targeted individualized therapeutic programs to address each individual’s particular needs. Since its inception in 2002, FCR has worked to provide the most effective treatment, in a nurturing environment, to help those suffering from addiction and mental health disorders recover with respect and dignity.
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Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.