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Mental Health Awareness

What Will You Do?

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.03.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

I'm no stranger to tough situations; my work has taken me into a lot of intensely challenging environments, from psychiatric hospitals to jails. I, ...

A Surprising Number Of Teens With Depression Aren't Getting Treatment

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many teens diagnosed with depression don’t immediately receive needed follow-up care even when therapy is recommended or med...

Understanding Addiction's 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken dow...

Hospitality, Hope and Recovery: A Revolutionary Model of Mental Health Care

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.28.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

But more importantly, Unity will provide what emergency rooms cannot: a collaborative, non-coercive, decriminalized model of care. Open 24/7, the center will offer crisis stabilization, medication, crisis counseling, family support, peer support, and a team of qualified social workers and transition-of-care staff to ensure that long-term solutions are made accessible.

Long-Term Opioid Use Linked To This Mental Health Problem

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

People who take prescription opioids, which are used for treating pain, for longer than a month may have an increased risk of developing depression, ...

How Do Entrepreneurs With Anxiety Succeed?

Williesha Morris | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business
Williesha Morris

My cell phone with the bulky, pink cover was shaking a little in my hand. I was staring at my calendar app and crying. I was 30 minutes late f...

This New App Will Change The Way You Think About Thinking

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519427138&height=&width=100&sid=577&origin=undefined&videoGroupID=1...

Here's What's Wrong With the Mental Illness Conversation

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

For some people, it takes a personal connection to mental illness to take an interest in wanting to help those who live with it. But far more concerning than people who don't take an interest are those who go out of their way to shame or criticize those who are forced to live with an illness they would never choose for themselves.

Changing the Mental Health Journey

Jen Hyatt | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jen Hyatt

By changing the way we think about mental health and by adopting alternative forms of behavioural health support, we help those living with poor mental health become more empowered to take control of their recovery journey.

5 Reasons Mental Health Is a Hidden Civil Rights Issue

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Janine Francolini

In January, we celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in his memory, we reflect on the civil rights victories achieved an...

The Best Way To Prep For Spring Term? 10 Secrets For Self-Care

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 01.13.2016 | College
Amy Oestreicher

As we get ready to get back into the school grind after the holidays, don't forget to take a deep breath. Sure, you may be taking way more courses than you think you can handle, or you may be worried about that one core requirement that you've been putting off since your first year, but don't worry, you've got this!

President Obama's Tears Should Be Celebrated

Janine Francolini | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Janine Francolini

For Obama to not cry would be an indication of a much worse reality -- that we have forgotten the value of human life. A few months ago, after the shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, Obama said, "We've become numb to this."

Why Do We Fear Mental Illness?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Many, many people suffering from mental illness, including those who have experienced psychosis and hallucinations or who have lived through suicidal moments or even attempts, go on to live successful, productive lives. All we need to do is let them. Because it's not helping the mentally ill that we should fear. It's what happens if we don't.

Childhood Bullying Can Have Lasting Effects On Mental Health

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Bullying can have a lasting effect on a person's mental health: A new study finds that children who were bullied frequently when they were 8 years ol...

2015 Was The Year For Addressing Mental Health On TV

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.26.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The entertainment industry has been notoriously dismissive of those with mental illness, but according to freelance reporter Julie K...

Countdown to the Solstice: Remembering Newtown With Meaningful Action

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.14.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

Today, we make space for sacred reflection, as it has been three years since that unthinkable, chilling day in Newtown, Connecticut, where senseless violence took so many innocent lives. On this day, we open our hearts and remember.

Countdown to the Solstice: Prevention & Hope in NYC

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.10.2015 | New York
Janine Francolini

While news about the health and education of our children can be daunting and dark at times, let's celebrate these beacons of light and hope for holistic health and prevention.

A Staggering Number Of Medical Residents Suffer From Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly 30 percent of physicians in training suffer from depression or experience depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in ...

Laurel House Makes Higher Education Possible for the Mentally Ill

Katherine Du | Posted 12.03.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

Gregg Pauletti, Laurel House's Thinking Well Coordinator and Education Counselor, in Thinking Well's program space in Stamford, Connecticut. Credit:...

Expect The Holidays To Re-Trigger The Grief Of Loss

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.29.2015 | Healthy Living

  Have you ever noticed that your mood changes in a similar way at a particular time of year for reasons you can’t quite pinpoint? Maybe y...

5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Does your therapist have a secret wish list of things you should do to optimize your therapy? If you’re one of the millions of people in the Un...

NFL Players Open Up To Break The Stigma Around Mental Illness

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

HOUSTON (AP) -- Arian Foster was in a bad place, drinking heavily to self-medicate and deal with the problems in his life. The Houston Texans running...

1 In 5 NYC Residents Have A Mental Health Problem

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, accord...

Why Our Kids Don't Need Any More Hoops to Jump Through

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 11.08.2015 | Parents
Kristen Lee Costa

Instead of creating more hoops for our kids to jump through and wondering why they are so anxious, depressed or constantly acting out, here are three things we need to repeatedly tell and show them.

Do We Need a New Pill Drill?

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Lee Costa

This is the pill drill that needs to be revisited and dismantled. This drill involves a lack of access to preventative, alternative and/or complementary approaches, and resorts to swift prescribing without exploring additional means to understand and treat mental health and stress-related issues.