Nearly one in three children have significant psychiatric problems during their time in foster care—especially those related to trauma and neglect that brought them into the system. Recently, psychiatrists working with foster kids have been under fire.
While I believe deeply in the value of professional therapy, I know it will take much more for us to effectively combat the proliferation of mental health disorders and high stress in this next generation.
I had placed most of my emotional cards on the table, but was disappointed that my therapist still hadn’t constructed some brilliant framework in which my difficulties and those of my family could be finally uncovered and our dysfunction excised.
For the majority of my life, I’ve felt like the parent while my mother, who has a mental illness, is the kid. It’s a weird feeling, basically being the adult in the relationship.
Compared to white individuals, black people born between 1900 and 1984 had to cope far more often with the deaths of their parents, siblings and even their children, earlier and throughout their lives.
Mental illness takes a toll on the person who has it and those closest to them – their families. It’s especially difficult for those caring for a loved one with schizophrenia for years. Nina Worley was 17 when she experienced what she called her worst nightmare. Read more…
Pueblo, CO, clinic rewrites the book on primary medical care by asking patients about their childhood adversity
When staff members of a primary care medical clinic started asking parents about their adverse childhood experiences and the resilience factors in their lives, the results were so positive that they expanded the program. Read more…
The federal government is offering families a glimmer of hope for the future of maternal mental health in the U.S.
Childreth created her Bipolar Lemonade blog in 2014 to help deal with the stress and sadness she felt after placing her daughter, Chloe, in a residential treatment program in Corvallis for the first time.
Are you taking care of someone who seems to be against you? This can be the experience of taking care of a family member with post-traumatic stress disorder—PTSD—and it can take a huge toll on everyone involved.
As newly obtained figures from the NHS show a dramatic increase in the number of young people being hospitalised following self-harm, a timely study in Archives of Suicide Research has reviewed what we know so far about how people who self-harm manage to stop.
The guidance aims to ensure that child welfare systems know about their responsibilities to protect the civil rights of children and families.
An educational conference for perinatal health professionals and students interested in advancing evidence-based practices at institutional, community, and state levels.
One in five Army kids will need mental health treatment within the first 15 to 16 years of their lives, said the Army’s director of psychological health.
History and Current Relevance of Chicana/o Psychology: Addressing Mental Health in Mexican American & Latina/o Communities
Guest post by Manuel X. Zamarripa, Ph.D., LPC-S In 2014, a Fox News Latino article cited that only 1 in 11 Latina/os seek mental health treatment. Chicana/o Psychology is rarely discussed as recourse to address this situation. In 2004, Dr. Manuel Ramirez outlined the tenets of Chicana/o Psychology, but the roots of Chicana/o Psychology run Read more
Daughter relives mum’s years at notorious mental health hospital: ‘I’ll never forget look of terror on her face’
Rita Bennett recalls how her mother Doris struggled at Storthes Hall before eventually being given a lobotomy.
Pregnant women with bipolar disorder and their families and physicians should be aware of a significantly higher risk for developing postpartum psychosis, according to a new review of literature on the disorder.