There’s a national campaign currently in full swing to lift the veil on mental health, and great emphasis is being placed on the importance of spotting the early signs that suggest a child might be struggling emotionally.
Before Obamacare, a third of individual policyholders lacked coverage for substance abuse services, nearly two-fifth lacked coverage for mental health services, and about one in 10 lacked coverage for a prescription drug benefit.
Why is it that K-12 students learn more about the moon and the tides than they do about how their own brain works? Why do we act as though seeking psychological help through counseling should be a closely guarded secret?
Despite including basic questions on disabilities, the current tools used in most camps for registration of Internally Displaced Persons are not able to properly identify persons with different types of impairments.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Major Depressive Disorders (MDD) owing to the uncertainty of their legal situation, and prolonged exposure to darkness (Seasonal Affective Disorder – SAD), can all affect refugees’ mental health.
“When you’re talking about feelings, talking in your native language makes a difference for sure,” the Aurora resident says. “When I am talking about certain feelings in Spanish, it’s (about) vocabulary and being able to gather the words to express yourself.”
America’s largest chain of psychiatric hospitals is the target of a multi-agency federal investigation into whether it systematically holds patients longer than necessary to maximize revenues — an allegation two nurses at one of its facilities raised.
Since August 2016, nine students in LISD have died, according to district officials. In response, the district held the mental health presentation in April to offer available school and community resources as well as advice for parents, students and community members.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler on Wednesday evening is scheduled to join 155 counterparts from across the country in commemorating the National Mayors’ Mental Health Day of Action.
In recent months, new data have appeared that potentially illuminate how these risks, and the various experiences of migration, play out in the human brain. They highlight the importance of developing effective clinical interventions to help combat growing social stressors.
Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds.
Patients with mental illness and comorbid diabetes who participated in a targeted illness management program experienced greater improvement in depression, global psychopathology, and functioning compared with those who received treatment as usual.
When I first started taking medication to help treat my bulimia, anxiety, and depression, I wanted desperately to get better. But I also wished I were “strong” enough to conquer my mental health issues on my own, without medication.
A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities confirms just what’s at stake in these conversations for a swath of the country that played an awfully big role in getting President Donald Trump elected: rural America.