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HEALTHY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Stephen Sharp Shares Tips for Managing Stress, Anxiety
During the Holiday Season
Plus, Results from the College of Social Sciences Survey on Mental Health.
The holiday season brings a wide variety of guests. Some welcome, like friends and family, and others unwelcome, like stress, anxiety and depression. Most Americans – approximately 97 percent – believe that mental health issues are a serious problem in the United States. But according to a recent survey from College of Social Sciences, more than one-third of Americans who seek counseling for mental health issues experience barriers that make it difficult and sometimes, impossible, to receive services. Still, almost half of survey participants (42 percent) say they would be open to counseling for mental health issues.
On Thursday, December 11, Stephen Sharp is available for interviews to talk about common mental health issues and how to manage them throughout the holiday season. He will also discuss the results of the Social Sciences Mental Health Survey and tips for seeking help, as well as how to overcome barriers that may prevent receiving services. Sharp will also discuss careers in mental health related fields.
The holiday season can be a stressful time for some. What are some mental health issues that may arise?
What are some of the barriers to receiving mental health services?
The World Health Organization estimates 1 in 4 people will experience an episode of mental illness in their lifetime. Is the demand for services driving significant job growth in mental health related fields?
Where can listeners go for more information? About Stephen Sharp
Dr. Stephen Sharp is the Program Dean-Counseling and Human Services, for the College of Social Sciences at University of Phoenix. He has worked for University of Phoenix since 2005 in the roles of Associate Faculty, Clinical Director and College Campus Chair at the Utah Campus prior to accepting his current position in 2010. Stephen has been instrumental in the conceptualization and development of the current Human Services, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Professional Mental Health Counseling (international) programs at University of Phoenix.
Dr. Sharp holds a few specialized credentials and professional licenses with over a decade of clinical experience. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), Approved Counselor Supervisor (ACS), and Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). Stephen is an alumnus from Utah State University where he studied psychology, and earned a Bachelor of Science in their graduate degree-track psychology program. Stephen pursued graduate studies at Capella University and earned a M.S. and Doctorate in Human Services with a Professional Counseling Specialization.:)
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