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Depressed Patients Do Well With Cheaper Treatment

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Many people with depression struggle to get treatment for the condition, in part because “talk therapy” can be expensive, and there aren’t enoug...

It's Time to Close the Gaps in Mental Health Treatment

Michele Nealon-Woods | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Nealon-Woods

In a presidential election year, there are lots of speeches about improving the path for America and its citizens, but words are meaningless unless we fully address the massive gaps in mental health care for our most vulnerable communities.

5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.24.2016 | 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 United ...

Cultural Variations in Healing: Mental Health Outreach

Minaa B | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Minaa B

I believe there are many misconceptions about what mental health treatment looks like and stigma continues to be a burden by weighing down the choices that people are willing to make in regards to seeking help.

Fixing Our System: Takeaways From the 2015 Gathering on Mental Health and the Church

Margaret Moodian | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Margaret Moodian

There is a stigma surrounding mental illness since it is something that is difficult to measure, and this keeps people from seeking and receiving help when they need it most. When it comes to mental health in the United States, our system is broken.

Learning How to Respect Your Struggles

Minaa B | Posted 08.27.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

Respect Your Struggle believes that in life there is room for failure. You don't have to be afraid of being different. You don't always have to be strong. You are not alone in your suffering, and despite the struggles that you face, your life is deserving of its best chance.

Could Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Treatment for mental health disorders tends to fall into one of three categories: therapy, medication or both. But a neuroscientist wants to change th...

Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can't Afford

Minaa B | Posted 07.28.2016 | Black Voices
Minaa B

While access to culturally diverse providers is low, the cost of mental health treatment remains high, which serves as an additional impediment to bridging the gap between the onset of symptoms and accessing professional care.

A Prescription for Mental Health in America

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The greatest gains we can achieve in the next 10 years in public mental health will derive from closing the gap between what we know and what we do in both mental health and the addictions.

Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance...

The Downside Of Treating Mental Illness Like A Physical Problem

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

One of the most established arguments in the fight against mental health stigma is a biological one. Those struggling with mental illness deserve the ...

The Religious Tension Behind The Boston Bombing Suspect's 'Faith-Based' Treatment

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one half of the sibling duo suspected to have orchestrated the Boston Marathon bombing, reportedly showed signs of schizophrenia be...

Go Ahead, Label Me

Elizabeth Barnett | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Barnett

My labels aren't what make me who I am or how I experience my mental health or lack thereof. My labels just give my treatment team an idea of where I fall on the spectrum and help them to decide various strategies for recovery.

Finding a Middle Ground Between Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry

Allen Frances | Posted 12.20.2014 | Science
Allen Frances

Mental-health services in the U.S. are a failed mess: underfunded, disorganized, inaccessible, misallocated, dispirited, and driven by commercial interest. The current nonsystem is a shameful disgrace that won't change unless the various voices who care about the mentally ill can achieve greater harmony.

Fixing the Broken Mental Health System

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

It has been said that measure of a society is its humane attention to the sick and vulnerable. When real reform, transformation, comes to mental health and addiction services we will meet that moral and ethical standard -- and we will be able to serve so many in need.

Out of the Deepest Abyss: My Journey Understanding and Coping With Depression and Anxiety

Claude DiDomenica | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Claude DiDomenica

Depression is like being in the deepest abyss or cave, while above you, the light of the world goes on its merry way. Anxiety can range from a feeling of general nervousness to a full-blown panic attack. I hope that what I write about today will help others who also suffer from mental illness, as I do.

Global Health Must Include Mental Health

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Mental health challenges are a significant barrier to economic and social development around the world. Resources and expertise are extremely limited, creating a huge gap between the need and the ability to treat.

5 Important Reasons to Stop Ignoring Your Mental Health

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Why should you prioritize your mental health? Because caring for your mind as well as your body means you'll not only live longer but better. Just as we have effective treatments for physical illnesses, there are therapies, medications and lifestyle interventions that can ease mental suffering, especially if you get help at the earliest signs of a problem.

Rate Of Mental Health Treatment Increasing Faster For Kids Than Adults

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 11/27/2013 04:53 PM EST on LiveScience The use of mental health treatments in children has increased...

When Mental Illness Hits Home

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Rosenberg

When a loved one has heart disease or cancer, families rally around -- they cook, clean, drive their loved ones to doctor's appointments, give pep talks, and much more. But when someone is struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental conditions, family members are not sure what to do.

It's Time to Move Beyond the Clichés

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.

What Is Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatric Practice and Why Do We Need It?

Isabelle Amado, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Isabelle Amado, M.D., Ph.D.

It is time for psychiatric programs to include cognitive remediation as a standard part of the array of services needed for the comprehensive and quality treatment of persons with serious mental illnesses, especially schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders.

Depressed? Treatment Not Working? Be Careful What You Do Next

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

If you are taking an anti-depressant but are still depressed, the ad says, ask your doctor about adding Abilify (originally approved as an anti-psychotic medication). This is, at best, misleading medical advice.

The Barriers to Mental Health Care for Kids and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama called for a national conversation about mental health. But that conversation really begins in your home and your community, and it doesn't start and stop with individual tragedies.

Things You Want To Know About Psychiatric Medications But Didn't Know Who (Or How) To Ask

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

I asked more than a dozen expert psychiatric colleagues, and myself, the questions they most frequently receive about psychiatric medications from people who take them or their families. Here are a dozen of those many questions; the responses are mine.