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One year later: Hurricane Harvey's impact on mental health

Asim Shah, professor and executive vice chair for community psychiatry in the Menninger Department of ... many people are still feeling the toll the storm has taken on their mental health. Baylor College of Medicine expert Dr. Asim Shah discusses mental ...

Source: Baylor College of Medicine
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

But new research suggests there's a flipside to that parental effect: When teens are treated for depression, their parents' mental health improves, too. We tend to think of depression as affecting individuals. But Myrna Weissman, a psychiatry professor at ...

Source: NPR
Published: 12 Aug 2018

The Lancet Psychiatry: Exercise linked to improved mental health, but more may not always be better

A study of 1.2 million people in the USA has found that people who exercise report having 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health a month, compared to people who do not exercise. The study found that team sports, cycling, aerobics and going to the gym are ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 08 Aug 2018

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mental health issues and unsurmountable pressure lead to increase in suicides

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports the second leading cause of ... Prakash Masand M.D. is a psychiatrist and the founder of the Centers of Psychiatric Excellence. The opinions are the writer's.

Source: The Times of Northwest Indiana
Published: 12 Aug 2018

Treating youth depression may benefit parents’ mental health

Howard, MS, doctoral student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told Healio Psychiatry. “We believe that understanding ... “Additionally, considering and promoting parental mental health may ultimately improve parenting, parent ...

Source: Healio
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Can Too Much Exercise Affect Your Mental Health?

Researchers from Yale University conducted the largest study of its kind on the association between mental health and exercise. Published in The Lancet Psychiatry on August, the study showed a link to exercise improving mental health—and a link to it ...

Source: Newsweek
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Tips for Traveling Safely When You Have a Serious Mental Illness

Seeman told Heathline the chances are higher if you have a family history of psychiatric illness and are in a vulnerable ... schedule a physical for your child and ask the doctor to discuss mental health issues during the exam. Children with a risk of ...

Source: Healthline
Published: 15 Aug 2018

The stigma of mental health treatment

... by prejudicial attitudes and discriminating behavior directed towards individuals with mental health problems as a result of the psychiatric label they have been given. Perceived stigma or self-stigma is the internalizing by the mental health sufferer ...

Source: Idaho State Journal
Published: 04 Aug 2018

Treating Teens’ Depression May Be Great for Parents’ Mental Health, Too

It builds upon earlier research showing how mental health can be relational ... the associate director of the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University, who was not involved in the study. “If one child isn’t doing well, if ...

Source: The Atlantic
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Exercise linked to lower mental health burden

... from a cross-sectional study of more than 1 million people published in The Lancet Psychiatry showed that exercise was linked to lower self-reported mental health burden. Although more exercise was not always tied to better mental health, researchers ...

Source: Healio
Published: 08 Aug 2018

Mental health remains a challenge for N.H. hospitals

Other hospitals are working to meet the need, too. Elliot Hospital recently opened a new unit called the Psychiatric Evaluation Program specifically built to treat those who need immediate mental health care away from the emergency room. “I don’t like ...

Source: Concord Monitor
Published: 12 Aug 2018

Best Doctors: Connecting Addiction and Mental Illness

At the same time, the mental health community thought the substance abuse problems ... substance abuse dual diagnosis, of any of the psychiatric problems. When a person gets manic from bipolar, they can abuse all the substances. There’s a tendency ...

Source: Cleveland Magazine
Published: 08 Aug 2018

Mental Health - Let's Talk About it

The stigma of mental health can actually make the person sicker in the sense of feeling embarrassed or ashamed. People with psychiatric diagnosis are often discriminated and spoken down to. This can often lead to that person keeping quiet, or stop others ...

Source: USA Patch
Published: 03 Aug 2018

How to find the mental health therapist who's right for you

But he makes an exception for those dealing with a serious mental health condition, like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. "In that case, I'd consider a therapist at a psychiatric clinic at a medical school instead of someone in private practice," he said.

Source: Dallas Morning News
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Lakes area to receive grant from new mental health funding

According to DHS, the local funding will be used to "assess individuals and coordinate services so that the person may avoid needing inpatient mental health care, and for those who do need inpatient psychiatric care, start discharge planning at admission."

Source: Brainerd Dispatch
Published: 10 Aug 2018

Friendship Bench—A Model for Accessible Mental Health Care

Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 38, 109-114. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.10.005 van Ginneken, N., Tharyan, P., Lewin, S., Rao, G., Meera, S., & Pian, J. (2013). Non-specialist health worker interventions for the care of mental, neurological and substance-abuse ...

Source: Brain Blogger
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Depression Calculator Tallies Business Costs of Employees’ Mental Illness

the report endorses health plans that support collaborative care models that cover mental health screening, care management, and psychiatric care. Collaborative care can reduce workplace absenteeism by 39 percent (compared with 21 percent for basic medical ...

Published: 03 Aug 2018

Tele-Talk Responses: How should state address mental health services and lack of psychiatric beds for N.H. residents?

Responses to last week’s Tele-Talk question — “What should the state do to address mental health services and a lack of beds in psychiatric facilities for New Hampshire residents?” — asked for more beds, were critical of Memorial Hospital and the ...

Source: The Conway Daily Sun
Published: 13 Aug 2018

Best Doctors: 12 Common Mental Illnesses Defined, Treated

Depression is a serious mental health condition with symptoms that range depending ... What It Is: Eating disorders have the highest rate of mortality of any psychiatric illness, says Dr. Mark Warren, chief medical officer of the Emily Program, which ...

Source: Cleveland Magazine
Published: 03 Aug 2018

Study Exposes Mental Health Health Effects of Police Shootings on Black Communities

Adverse mental health effects were not observed among white respondents ... Rahn Bailey, M.D., the APA Assembly representative for the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists, told Psychiatric News he believes the study confirms what he and other black psychiatrists ...

Published: 03 Aug 2018

Does Walking Improve Your Mental Health? A HUGE New Study Says It Can Give You A Serious Boost

But now, a huge study being published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry has found that literally just walking can improve your mental health. The study looked at data from over a million people over four years, and found that people who exercised had 43 ...

Source: Bustle
Published: 08 Aug 2018

These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders

But in recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions ... As for how ayahuasca and other drugs help with psychiatric conditions, there are likely many factors involved.

Source: Live Science
Published: 11 Aug 2018

Ontario has a psychiatrist shortage and needs to solve it to stop a mental health crisis: report

The organization, which represents 1,900 Ontario psychiatrists, says boosting the ranks in psychiatry would help improve access to mental health at a time when demand continues to outpace supply, particularly in rural areas. It says that while Canada as a ...

Published: 08 Aug 2018

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Social Exclusion

Some but not all persons in mental health treatment do not maintain grooming and dress ... It is harder for persons with psychiatric disabilities to stand up for our rights, partly because mechanisms in society, including but not limited to the treatment ...

Source: Berkeley Daily Planet
Published: 10 Aug 2018

'Having a mental health issue is not a crime'

The interaction between mental health and law enforcement is an extremely “big ... The Mobile Crisis Service puts one plain-clothes police officer and one psychiatric nurse from the hospital in a car together, allowing them to bring both perspectives ...

Source: MSN
Published: 03 Aug 2018

National Alliance on Mental Illness to meet Tuesday, Aug. 7

BEMIDJI - The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI ... The presenter is Sarah Tarutis, of Rural Health Services, Inc. She will speak about psychiatric medicines and answer questions, etc. For more information, contact Jim ...

Source: Bemidji Pioneer
Published: 06 Aug 2018

Unconventional Recovery: My Personal Journey Through the Mental Health System

In honor of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (GASP) presents this program on overcoming drug dependence and mental illness ... He has a unique approach to psychiatry that has been described as ...

Source: The Dolphin
Published: 09 Aug 2018

Mental health illness signs and resources available

Dr. Azam believes mental health illnesses should be treated like physical illnesses. "So parents in the general population, they all need to understand it's not a stigma, it's just like a physical illness," Dr. Azam said. She said the blame should not fall ...

Source: WJHG
Published: 15 Aug 2018

Love, support mental patients

Mental illness has been said to refer to a wide range of mental health conditions – disorders that affect one’s mood, thinking and behaviour. Some examples of mental illness are depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and ...

Source: Zambia Daily Mail
Published: 15 Aug 2018

CT to receive $10M grant for substance abuse, mental health response

The state will receive a $10 million federal grant to support more than 2,000 individuals suffering from substance abuse and mental health disorders, the governor announced this week. Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy said the Substance Abuse and Mental Health ...

Source: Hartford Business Journal
Published: 15 Aug 2018