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.
Teachers, you’re no use to anyone if you break yourself. Here are the five friends everyone needs in a time of mental health crisis, writes the former government mental health tsar and mental health campaigner.
The Handbook of Non-Drug Interventions (HANDI) outlines treatments that don’t require medications or surgery. Its 54 treatments range from splints for hand pain in osteoarthritis to internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety.
Thousands of websites and apps relating to mental health are available but the study discovered that much of the most useful material was difficult to track down in a search.
Project LAUNCH promotes the wellness of children up to 8 years old by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development.
One of the knotty problems that health leaders have always faced is the question of whether to focus on the treatment or prevention of current health issues. Join us as we explore these issues.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness recently launched a support group in Hastings for people who are raising a child with a mental illness.
Three seniors organized Student Mentors Advocating for Student Health (SMASH) on the premise that peer-to-peer support and faculty involvement can help dissolve the stigma of mental health disorders.
On December 2, the National Institutes of Health will host their first Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Festival. The event will highlight recently funded contributions of behavioral and social science to health research through presentations by scientists from diverse fields.
This week’s roundup isn’t so much a top 10, since this isn’t ranked, and there’s way more than we can cover, but here are ten of our favorite mental health resources to keep handy for you or someone you love who may need someone to talk to, whatever the reason.
A scheme in south London pairs healthcare professionals with former patients to provide courses and advice to those with mental health problems.
As part of its $305 million plan to “change the culture” around mental illness, NYC now has its own round-the-clock mental health hotline called NYC Well.
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The sessions offers professional advice for families to understand and support loved ones who have been diagnosed.
Do you have questions about what your health insurance covers for mental health or substance use disorder services? Download these resources about parity for mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
Police officers in increasing numbers are training to be a calming presence during mental health crises, but the responsibility shouldn’t fall on their shoulders alone
The shuttering of the Mental Health America chapter in Beaumont will leave people in need of guidance for mental health issues without an identifiable resource for help, said Jayne Bordelon, the local director and sole employee.
Alzheimer’s not only alters the lives of people with the disease but also the lives of those who care for them. The journey can be just as emotionally and physically demanding for caregivers, but that mental and physical stress is often overlooked because the focus is on the patient.
The list of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury resources below, arranged by audience, will direct you to information about mental health concerns, how to improve your mental health and Military Health System treatment options. With access to helpful resources and information, you don’t need to be a super hero Read more
The plan is one of about 10 community-based programs across the country that bring together religious figures, law enforcement, mental health providers, educators, and social services to help prevent Muslims, and others, from becoming radicalized.
In part, playing video games is about allowing the player to become someone (or something) else — a hedgehog, a small mustachioed man in overalls, whatever. Some researchers, though, are banking on the fact that the opposite situation — playing with a video-game character exactly like you — may be a powerful therapeutic tool.