The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act: a good start (7/11/2016)
Legislators July 6 passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) by an overwhelming 422-2.
‘Crisis Living Rooms’ provide mental health patients with alternative to emergency room (7/11/2016)
Reducing unnecessary and counterproductive emergency room visits is one mission of Mi Esperanza, a small wellness center run by a behavioral health group in Alamosa. The goal is to give people in crisis everything they need, including breathing exercises to calm anxiety, talk therapy to handle tough emotions and case managers to help with life logistics.
5 Healthy Dinners You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less (7/10/2016)
Hectic weeknights can leave you with very little time to prepare a healthy, home-cooked meal. But don’t turn to takeout or frozen pizza just because you’re pressed for time. Instead, make a nutritious and filling dinner that can be whipped up in 10 minutes or less. From a herb and onion frittata to pan-roasted salmon with arugula and avocado salad, these 5 healthy dinners can be on your table in a matter of minutes.
Do You Stress Eat? Here’s What You Can Do About It (6/22/2016)
Stress isn’t something just a few of us experience. In 2015, 35 percent of Australians reported having a significant level of distress in their lives, and anxiety symptoms were the highest they’ve been in five years. Whatever the reason — whether it’s work, family or financial issues — over time, stress can take a toll on our mental and physical wellbeing. It can also affect the way we eat.
The Mental Health Crisis of Refugees and the Volunteers Serving Them (6/22/2016)
These people escaped war-torn nations, traversed across land and sea only to find themselves trapped in tents with no resolution in sight. They are filled with trauma, and that trauma is overflowing into the volunteers who are giving up their jobs, relationships and homes to help them.
How to Forgive Yourself Using Meditation and Compassion (6/21/2016)
Your Body’s “Second Brain”- The Importance of Gut Health (6/16/2016)
“All disease begins in the gut.” -Hippocrates
How to Fix a Broken Mental-Health System (6/8/2016)
Congress has a chance to overhaul the provision of care, making treatment more available to those who desperately need it.
The Global Search for Education: Well Being (6/7/2016)
“I struggled with body image and the feeling of self-control. My erratic eating and tendency to isolate myself were harmful behaviors that did not bring me happiness, no matter how much I thought they would.” — Izzy Baum
Mental Illness Is Not Just A ‘White Person’s Disease’ (6/7/2016)
Black millennial discussing and analyzing social issues within society, with a focus on race, gender and sexuality.
Green Peace: How Nature Actually Benefits Your Mental Health (5/24/2016)
Have you ever come home from a day in the countryside and felt… better? Mood altered, anxiety soothed, mind hushed? It seems obvious that getting out of the clanging grind of the city every once in a while might be good for your mental health, but recently, scientists have been working out whether flowers, grass, trees and wild animals could be used to treat depression or anxiety.
Size of brain region is associated with response to PTSD treatment (5/13/2016)
A study has found that PTSD patients with a larger hippocampus — a region of the brain key to distinguishing between safety and threat — are more likely to respond to exposure-based therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder.
10 Staggering Stats That Prove Mental Illness Affects Everyone (5/2/2016)
Yet many people still stereotype a mental illness diagnosis. Research shows that a stigma exists around mental health disorders — and that can have a negative impact on everyone.
Valuing All Relationships: 5 Ways to Make Profound Connections (4/25/2016)
We have all experienced a moment when we wondered where we belong in the scheme of love and relationships. If you have lost an important relationship, be it friend, family or colleague; or have felt alone or lonely in spite of having many people in your life, consider these strategies to reconnect with yourself and others.
This Project Is Shutting Down OCD Stereotypes In A Beautiful Way (4/04/2016)
A global initiative is working to erase negative perceptions around obsessive compulsive disorder, one creative statement at a time.
What No One Tells You About Having Anxiety (4/01/2016)
Keep this video in mind the next time you think someone with anxiety is just “worrying too much.”
Drama therapy: unlocking the door to change (3/30/2016)
Learn to meditate in 10 minutes: 8 tips from the co-founder of Headspace (3/28/2016)
Chronic stress leads to brain inflammation and memory loss (3/2/2016)
Hill Push for Dogs to Help with Veterans’ PTSD (3/14/2016)
Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are trying to convince Congress that service dogs could help ease their symptoms. (April 14) Video provided by AP
New York Inching Toward Safer Homeless Shelters (3/18/2016)
The Police Department will help the Department of Homeless Services come up with a security plan for the more than 250 shelters across the city. The police will also retrain the homeless agency’s 600 peace officers in defusing conflicts.
Study reports significant link between nightmares and suicidal behavior (3/17/2016)
A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness.
Survey: Mental health stigmas are shifting (3/21/2016)
Mental health has a long-standing public perception problem, but the stigma appears to be shifting, at least in the United States, a new survey reveals. Click to see this article on how perceptions are shifting on the topic of mental health.
Social media use associated with depression among US young adults (3/22/2016)
Video: Anxiety drug overdoses in US hit record levels (2/22/2016)
With Support, Transgender Kids Skip the Anxiety: Study (2/28/2016)
Gun violence not a mental health issue, experts say, pointing to ‘anger,’ suicides (1/25/2016)
Mental health advocates say media reports of mass shootings by disturbed individuals galvanize public attention and reinforce the impression that severe mental illness leads to violence. But various epidemiologic studies over the past two decades show that the vast majority of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression, are never violent toward others.