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.
“I hope Scrambled Heads can bridge a gap in the education of mental health with children,” Palmer said. “I hope it encourages families to get talking with their children about mental health, so children know what mental health is and feel like they can ask for help.”
San Francisco-based teacher Mark Lukach was married to his wife Giulia for just three years when she had her first psychotic episode at age 27.
The MU Bridge Program provides case managers who come to the school, meet with the child and their family, and a psychiatrist to perform evaluations. The case manager will also help connect the child to long-term services.
Anne Buist, professor of women’s mental health at the University of Melbourne, said we were struggling to support women with severe mental health issues.
Author and critic Ron Powers writes about a recurring dream in which he imagines his sanity as resting atop “a thin and fragile membrane that can easily be ripped open, plunging me into the abyss of madness.”
I spent a gruelling 46 days there. People are routinely put away in the course of divorce cases, property disputes, family feuds, while they are battling alcoholism, and oh, in some cases, for having mental illness.
A study published last year found that young immigrants who received DACA felt relief from increased access to services and opportunities. Now for DACA recipients—commonly called “dreamers”—the future is uncertain.
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.