Services and Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all solution to mental illness, and no uniform path to mental wellness and recovery. Effective treatments for mental health conditions run the gamut from intensive professional interventions to self-help. In these articles you’ll read about people’s struggles to obtain adequate services, you’ll hear from both service providers and consumers about what works and what doesn’t, and you’ll find thoughtful perspectives on the challenges of psychotherapy.
According to a new survey, what most teenagers want is easy access to mental health professionals rather than being “patched up” by teachers with little training.
Teenage mental health, in particular suicide, is a difficult discussion for anyone to have, but at Blue Mountains Grammar School in Australia, they’re addressing the issue head on.
Princess Diana and Winston Churchill’s mental health experiences to be used to teach children how to cope with ‘the black dog’
They are hoping to trial the scheme in around 135 schools, with children as young as eight being taught mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Texas lawmakers will soon consider a bill to make San Antonio a national leader in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) research and treatment.
NHS figures show that around one in five referrals was rejected in 2015, with the number affected totaling around 17,000 children and young people over the last three years.
In a rare showing of bipartisan unity, Republican Congressman Will Hurd from San Antonio and Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of El Paso held a joint meeting Monday to talk about veterans affairs. Read more.
Young adulthood is a crucial time for a person’s development—and also a time when approximately 100,000 young people experience psychosis each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Read more.
In 2006, Liss Murphy was in thrall to what she calls a “sepsis of the soul” — an intractable and debilitating depression. No conventional treatments had helped. So when she heard that doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, had developed an experimental cure for severe depression that involved permanently implanting electrodes in the brain, she didn’t Read more
Mental–health concerns on college campuses are most often addressed in terms of the four-year experience, but mental health is often a crucial factor in students’ decisions to leave college early or transfer.
Therapist Assisted Online, the counseling center’s newest form of treatment, has provided students with an alternative form of mental health treatment since the fall semester and is set to reach more students this spring.
People seeking help for mental disorders are more likely to refuse or not complete the recommended treatment if it involves only psychotropic drugs, according to a review of research.
Why is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency developing a controversial, cutting-edge brain chip technology that could one day treat everything from major depressive disorder to hand cramps?
Many chronic care patients arrive in primary care with mental health needs. They should be able to obtain physical and mental health care at the same time in the same facility, but traditional payment models do not support that aim.
With a growing rate of self-harm among depressed teenagers and no signs of the suicide rate going down, we have arguably reached a tipping point in services where we need to improve availability of therapies using existing mental health staff.
Colorado would outlaw using jails for mental health holds, increase services under $9.5 million proposal
A bill under consideration at the statehouse would ban the use of jails to house people who are a “danger to themselves or others” but have not committed any crime.
Adam Chekroud, a doctoral student in the Yale Department of Psychology and lead author of the latest study, said they used data to identify three groups — or clusters — of symptoms experienced by patients.
By 2013, one in five autistic youth were visiting the emergency department for a behavioral health concern, the researchers found.
According to a new study published in Psychiatry Research, stigma and social support during substance abuse treatment are associated with several different aspects of psychological wellbeing.
Through interview excerpts with the youth from November 2010 to March 2012, a study at the University of British Columbia highlights the impacts of mental health services on these young people.
Conversations throughout the three-day conference centered on five broad themes: medical leave, counseling resources, improving campus accessibility, mental illness among marginalized groups, and public health policies that may be employed at universities.
MDLive originally launched behavioral health services in November 2014. The company reports it has since conducted more than 50,000 virtual mental health visits and is now available to more than 10 million Americans.
Dubbed calmbox, the innovative technique comes in the form of a monthly subscription-based service designed for those who are prone to stress, depression, anxiety and other emotional and spectrum disorders.
A new approach to helping mentally ill people avoid the criminal justice system or get better care is in progress.