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13 Reasons Why: Mental health groups slam Netflix over help information refusal

Netflix is under attack from Australian experts for failing to add local helplines at the end of its most controversial programs, including 13 Reasons Why which portrays a young girl's suicide. Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg says US popstar ...

Source: WAtoday on
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Harvey can be hazardous to your mental health, even if you aren't in path of the storm

Hurricane Harvey came ashore as the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in 13 years and the strongest to strike Texas since 1961's Hurricane Carla, the most powerful Texas hurricane on record. (Aug. 26) AP For those who survived Hurricane Katrina 12 years ...

Source: USA Today
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Illinois Mental Health Clinic Aims to Provide Better Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A clinic in central Illinois is working to provide better basic health care for people who suffer from mental illnesses. The Integrated Wellness Clinic in Springfield is operated by the Memorial Behavioral Health in partnership ...

Source: U.S. News & World Report
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Psychiatrists debate President Trump's mental health

When Republican Sen. Bob Corker said last week that President Trump hasn't "been able to demonstrate the stability" needed for success and recommended he "move way beyond himself," it was news mostly because Corker has been one of Trump's key supporters in ...

Source: WCSH6
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Victorian MP Russell Northe resigns from Nationals to focus on his mental health

Victorian Nationals MP Russell Northe is resigning from the party to focus on his mental health. In a statement given to ABC Gippsland, Mr Northe said that after an "incredibly difficult period" battling mental illness he had decided to renounce his ...

Source: The Age
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Stretched funding, 2016 flood memories make perfect storm for mental health crisis, experts say

As Louisianians continue to cope with the fallout from last year's devastating flooding, mental health professionals say they worry about their ability to provide adequate care in a state where resources were already stretched. Adding to their frustration ...

Source: The Advocate
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Gippsland MP resigns from Nationals over mental health battle

VICTORIAN Nationals MP Russell Northe has resigned from the party due to mental health issues. The Morwell MP, who has been on personal leave since June, laid bare his recent health challenges in a statement released today. “This has been an incredibly ...

Source: Herald Sun Melboume
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Letter: Improve mental health services

As a representative, my mission has been to improve the safety of families across the state. I have dedicated much of my life to public service, and I am intent on achieving that mission. My commitment continues as co-chair of a new bipartisan House C.A.R ...

Source: The Detroit News
Published: 27 Aug 2017

On Fighting Mental Health Stigma

Why mental health stigma is neither Just About Health Nor Just About The Mind Disease can make us sad and uncomfortable because, among other things, it reminds us of our own vulnerability. Mental disease even more so, because it affects our thoughts, our ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

These Apps Will Help Boost Your Mental Health

A reboot for mood and mind. In the fast-paced 24/7 world we live in, it can be tricky to find even five minutes to take a breath and focus on yourself. There’s always an email or a text or a social media alert to draw our attention away. Happily, if you ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

Police officers kill U.S. Army war veteran with mental health issues

SUNRISE, Fla. - Kristen Ambury was a U.S. Army explosive ordnance specialist and an emergency medical technician. The 28-year-old war veteran worked for the American Heart Association, and trained others to save lives as a critical care paramedic for the ...

Source: Local 10 News
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Patients with mental health issues getting help

According to 2016 data from all 50 states collected by Virginia-based Mental Health American, nearly six out of 10 adults with a mental health issue receive no treatment. It also reports 18.5 percent of Americans were found to be experiencing some form of ...

Source: Marshall Independent
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Sale of Mental Health Trust land final for hydropower heating facility

Update: The sale is now final, Alaska Mental HealthTrust Authority spokesperson Carley Lawrence confirmed Friday. A local company is close to taking a major step toward bringing an innovative heating system to downtown Juneau. Juneau District Heating ...

Source: Juneau Empire
Published: 27 Aug 2017

A community conversation about mental health issues

A community conversation about mental health issues United Way of Anderson County executive director Carol Burdette writes about a series of community conversations coming this fall. Check out this story on http://www.greenvilleonline ...

Source: Greenville Online
Published: 27 Aug 2017

MIND MATTERS: Mental illness doesn't always lead to violence

Are people with mental illness violent, even more so than other who do not have mental health problems? Most people who have serious and persistent mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, for example) are not dangerous.

Source: Aiken Standard
Published: 27 Aug 2017

‘Nonvoluntary’ Treatment of Mental Illness Could Clarify Current Grey Area

Psychosis-causing disorders alone affect more than ten million people. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 100,000 people every year in the U.S. experience their first episode of psychosis. The evidence to justify nonvoluntary ...

Source: Psych Centra
Published: 27 Aug 2017

You're not alone: Mental health conditions spike as storms approach

NEW ORLEANS -- Twelve years since Hurricane Katrina, doctors and therapists have treated many people for the emotional toll the storm took on their lives. But when a weather disaster is looming, they see a spike in mental health conditions and there is a ...

Source: WWL-TV
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Rising need for mental health care spurs growth for Rogers Behavioral Health System

Rising need for mental health care spurs growth for Rogers Behavioral Health System The behavioral health system, which long drew little attention, has become an integral part of the health care system in the Milwaukee area. Check out this story on ...

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Warrants: Mother accused of stabbing 5-year-old suffered from mental health issues

Chapel Hill, N.C. — A woman facing charges in connection with the death of her 5-year-old son on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus last weekend had a history of mental health issues, according to search warrants. Police responded to ...

Source: WRAL
Published: 27 Aug 2017

More than 100 people gather to discuss concerns, solutions for mental health needs in Santa Cruz County

APTOS >> A gathering of mental-health professionals and volunteers Saturday at Twin Lakes Church raised the question: Can this community better serve people who have mental-health needs. The answer, a resounding yes, was raised by panelists during the ...

Source: The Santa Cruz Sentinel
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Mental health conference scheduled Aug. 30

Mental health conference scheduled Aug. 30 Mental-health first aid classes will be scheduled in October and November to follow up on the information presented at the Aug. 30 conference. Check out this story on ...

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Canterbury DHB struggles to hire mental health staff from overseas

The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) is struggling to solve an acute mental health staff shortage. An international recruitment campaign launched earlier this year has failed to fill any jobs, despite 82 applications received from the UK and Australia.

Published: 27 Aug 2017

My View: Fight stigma of mental illness with one small act of courage

Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, was featured recently in a Rockford Register Star column that focused on mental health in the workplace. Rosenberg cited a report that indicated more than half of Americans ...

Source: Rockford Register-Star
Published: 26 Aug 2017

MP resigns from Nationals to focus on mental health

Victorian Nationals MP Russell Northe is resigning from the party to focus on his mental health. In a statement given to ABC Gippsland, Mr Northe said that after an "incredibly difficult period" battling mental illness, he has decided to renounce his ...

Source: Bendigo Advertiser
Published: 27 Aug 2017

Letter: Speak out about ‘children’s mental health’

Ann Roemen, chairperson for United Way's 2017 WomenUnite, speaks at a fundraising lunch Wednesday at Ramkota Event Hall. Roemen spoke to a crowd of more than 800 gathered to donate to mental health counseling services for children. She told attendees they ...

Source: Argus Leader
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Strong High School Friendships Could Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Your Mental Health

A recent study published in “Child Development” found that teenagers with close friendships are likely to feel happy and excel in other parts of their lives. However, researchers want to find out if these positive effects lasted in individuals into ...

Source: Saving Advice
Published: 26 Aug 2017

Parkside renovation marks transition in mental health services

WENATCHEE — This week, Spokane-based Bouten Construction will begin renovating the former Parkside nursing home to become the region’s first residential mental health facility, with 16 beds to stabilize people in crisis, and for crisis triage.

Source: The Wenatchee World Online
Published: 26 Aug 2017

H.R.3032 - Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)

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Published: 27 Aug 2017

5 common mental health issues if you are bisexual

According to the Bisexuality report released in 2012, bi people are more prone to suffer from mental health issues in comparison to homosexuals. They have been viewed and categorized as promiscuous, carriers of diseases, less trustworthy and a threat to ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017

Too Much of This Tied to Poor Teen Mental Health

Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals. At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and posting on sites such as ...

Published: 27 Aug 2017