“People with a keen sense of black consciousness mistrust (mental health) institutions, so they refuse to seek treatment,” said psychology associate professor Rheeda Walker, whose research focuses, in part, on mental health in black communities.
Mental health is a subject about which people have passionate, and at times sharply divergent, opinions. We try to sample a wide range of opinion on mental health treatment, policy, the current state of research, the rights of persons with mental illness, diagnosis, and other contentious issues.
Ingrid certainly contained moments of amusing satire and, in many ways, successfully exposes Instagram stardom and Los Angeles’ cult of faux creatives. However, the film deals with its most intimate themes irresponsibly, ultimately perpetuating both ableist tropes of mental illness and harmful myths about women.
Recovery means living a life that is no longer impacted by old trauma and pain. I know these memories will never leave, but I can be mindful of thoughts that are influenced by the past. In its most beautiful conception, it is that precious space between my thoughts, behavior, and actions.
Anita and I met five years ago as roommates at a hospital just outside of New York City. According to the brochure in our patient intake folders, the hospital’s scenic grounds boasted rolling lawns, open meadows, forests and a gazebo. But why would we care about the landscaping?
It is one thing to hear in the abstract that America suffers from a stubbornly high rate of suicide and suicide attempts. But when it hits home—as it did for me years ago when a young neighbor, struggling with serious mental illness, died from suicide—we realize we have to ask some tough questions.
Kwasi Seitu, 62, says he doesn’t have post-traumatic stress disorder. Instead, he says, he has suffered from constant traumatic stress since he was a kid.
When a colleague’s mental health deteriorates, managers must be ready to spot the signs and react appropriately.
At present, British society is uncomfortable with making the individual tragedies of suicide into a case for collective change. Considering suicide as a problem of the young allows us to tell ourselves a simplified story where despair is a passing personal crisis rather than an endemic condition.
The policies now in place – among police, hospitals and other medical facilities – portray a contempt for the loved ones of people with mental illness, as revealed in reporting by The Pilot’s Jonathan Edwards on Sunday.
Since taking on the new mental health lead role last year, Munday has been focusing on the professional concerns facing Unite’s mental health nursing membership – most of whom belong to the Mental Health Nurses Association, which provides clinical and professional support to 2,000 mental health nurses and students.
The month of September is a very special month for us who have served as professional practitioners in the field of mental health and chemical dependency. It is a month that we honor those most deserving individuals and families in recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders, and to spread awareness that recovery is Read more
I am surrounded by psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health caregivers who are extremely talented, passionate, and caring. This dedicated staff works hard every day to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients, and now they have a volunteer staff of four-legged individuals that helps make their jobs just a bit easier.
As mental illness comes out of the shadows, we as parents, mentors, citizens, and community leaders must be vigilant and prepared to guide individuals at risk or in crisis to services and support systems that will help prevent tragic outcomes such as suicide.
You can also be on the lookout for Hurricane Harvey’s mental health impacts among people who live far from flooded communities. Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, images of the ongoing disaster in Texas have been enough to intensify what some experts call “Katrina brain.”
Crises like Hurricane Harvey test the mettle of us as a country and challenge each of us, along with the organizations that we’re a part of, to step up and contribute what we have to offer for those most in need. Pulling together, we can make a difference, now and in the future.
The public has become inured to the steady flow of “mentally ill killer goes on rampage” headlines. Meanwhile advocates and the industry propose mental-health spending plans that have nothing to do with solving these problems, so the seriously ill continue to suffer.
Nearly one in every 10 college students will get mental health counseling on campus, according to USA Today records in 2014. Although not spoken about as openly as how much fun students will have once they get to college, mental illness is a very real issue facing college students.
My job was a place where I could feel normal. That all changed when I informed you of my condition.
While it might seem unrealistic for parents to restrict the time their children spend on their devices, “The correlations between depression and smartphone use are strong enough to suggest that more parents should be telling their kids to put down their phone.”
Given existing antidepressants don’t work for many people, the excitement surrounding the development of a new class of treatments from recreational drugs such as magic mushrooms is understandable. But there are strong reasons to doubt they will have the kind of impact hoped for.
Employers like to bloviate on sand about how much they value their employees, giving them names like “partners” or “associates” or “team members.” Fine. But think about showing genuine concern.
No matter how long you’re traveling for, or how you’re getting there, or how far you’re going, you should be taking precautionary measures to protect your health. This is especially critical if you are coping with issues of addiction and mental illness.
The Interagency Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) is a new change agent for mental health reform that was established by the 21st Century Cures Act, thanks to the incredible efforts of Senators Cassidy and Murphy and Representatives Murphy and Johnson.
Journalists, commentators, and lawmakers have become less inhibited in recent weeks, plunging into public speculation over President Trump’s mental health.
Lumping Trump with the mentally ill stigmatizes them, without helping us control him. The Republican Congress can help what doctors can’t.
The search engine now offers a tool which will allow US users to test if they’re clinically depressed. It’s hard not to have mixed feelings about the initiative.