Mind & Body

Da Vinci's Vetruvian Man

“Integrated health care” has become a mantra among mental health professionals, and for good reason. Understanding the relationship between physical and mental health, and coordinating the care of each, is vitally important. The stakes are high: one study has found that average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years shorter and 12 years shorter, respectively, than the average for those who do not have the disease.

Marshall University receives grant to increase behavioral health providers in rural areas

Marshall University has been awarded more than $850,000 in effort to increase the number of behavioral health providers serving underserved populations and people in rural areas. “Providing funding to enhance behavioral health workforce capacity is a worthwhile investment,” said Amy Saunders, director of Marshall’s Wellness Center.

We can use Australian Rules Football to boost school attendance and improve mental health in Indigenous communities

Our report, After the Siren: The community benefits of Indigenous participation in Australia Rules Football (AFL) found Indigenous children who participate in AFL have better physical and mental health than those who don’t. Children who played football were 6% less likely to be assessed as having learning difficulties due to health issues.

The government’s role in combating loneliness

Loneliness is hazardous to your health—and more psychologists and doctors are calling for a public-health campaign to fight it. “This has been underappreciated in the past,” says Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, “but cumulative data over hundreds of studies with millions of participants provides robust evidence of the Read more

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