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New mental health care model creates a team to support both the patient’s mind and body

And while the groundbreaking Mental Health Parity Act (which Cigna championed early on ... a care coordinator with a behavioral background; and a psychiatric consultant to review patients with behavioral health concerns. A primary care physician leads ...

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 21 May 2018

Police were called to handle an escalating mental-health crisis. This is why they backed off

Police also are frustrated by mental-health related incidents and their front-line role dealing with them. Last year, Sacramento police requested 1,679 involuntary holds for psychiatric evaluations — averaging nearly five a day — and fielded 3,348 ...

Source: The Sacramento Bee
Published: 20 May 2018

Maintaining daily rhythm is important for mental health, study suggests

That's not a big surprise," said Dr. Daniel Smith, professor of psychiatry at the University of Glasgow ... of our association across everything we looked at in terms of mental health," Smith said. Daily circadian rhythm is controlled by a collection ...

Published: 16 May 2018

When Is a Mental Health Day Off From Work Justified?

Give Yourself a Break Riba adds that, while a mental health day off can be fun every once and while, about 25 percent of people have a diagnosed psychiatric condition, and workplace stress is a problem for them. "We spend a lot of our waking time at work ...

Source: US News Health
Published: 18 May 2018

Take charge of health during Mental Health Awareness Month

Surround yourself with positive messages, people and activities." MidMichigan Health offers a variety of mental health programs, including psychiatric inpatient care, outpatient care, office-based care and geriatric programs.

Source: Midland Daily News
Published: 21 May 2018

How job strain may impair mental health

Mental health problems are more common than we might think ... A new study, published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, asks precisely this. The research — led by associate professor Samuel Harvey, from the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia ...

Source: Medical News Today
Published: 16 May 2018

Future of behavioral and mental health - week 3

This piece looks at how smartphones are being used in psychiatric care, specifically schizophrenia ... the post says that there's roughly 10,000 mobile apps that offer some sort of mental health apps - many espouse cognitive behavioral therapy and many ...

Source: Vator
Published: 17 May 2018

Why psychedelic drugs could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

They told me they’ve never seen a psychiatric intervention this powerful ... I’d argue the least appreciated victim of the drug war has been people suffering from mental health problems, and this is something that cuts across racial, geographic ...

Source: Vox
Published: 21 May 2018

Study: Mental Health Care Lacking For Some Suicide Survivors

But mental health providers at the hospital can also provide quick ... especially if they fear being involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital. O’Connor also said there are other interventions that could happen before discharge, including making ...

Source: WFPL
Published: 17 May 2018

What's it like living with a mental illness?

But while mental health advocates say this new conversation is a good thing ... In fact, when he was doing his residencies, Lewis himself thought psychiatry seemed “hokey,” until he saw the work in practice. “Seeing people with chronic and persistent ...

Source: The News Herald
Published: 20 May 2018

Focus is on ending stigma around mental illness

Mental health was never taken as a serious issue until those suffering ... According to the Archives of General Psychiatry, “Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24. Despite effective treatment, there are long ...

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News
Published: 15 May 2018

Helping Our Colleagues with Mental Illness

In light of the actress Margot Kidder's passing, ZDoggMD highlights the higher-than-average burden of mental health issues among healthcare professionals and the stigma that still attaches to psychiatric diagnoses -- even in a field where colleagues and ...

Source: MedPage Today
Published: 17 May 2018

Specific Brain Abnormality Tied to Risk of Mental Illness

Rather than dividing the participants into groups based on their specific diagnosis, Elliott and colleagues gave each person a score that reflected their general mental health burden based on psychiatric evaluations. The researchers found that the ...

Source: Psych Central
Published: 18 May 2018

Job Stress May Be a 'Substantial Contributor' to Mental Illness

They controlled for lifetime psychiatric history and a wide range of other possible ... control or improving job design has shown some promise in the promotion of mental health and reduction of stress in the workplace," they write. "To capitalize on ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 18 May 2018

Coping, Caring, and Compassion: A Panel Discussion on Mental Illness

The Mental Health Advocacy Project empowers people with mental health ... He spoke of the Integrative Psychiatry and Psychotherapy program at UCSF’s Center for Integrative Medicine. All attendees shared the hope that the discussion which began that ...

Source: India West
Published: 16 May 2018

Our Approach to Severe Mental Illness Endangers Everyone

Psychiatric units are locked, cancer units aren’t. Psychiatric nurses wear panic buttons, those in heart units don’t. Outreach teams go out in pairs for their own safety. The mental health industry is soliciting contracts to train police how to ...

Source: The Daily Signal
Published: 16 May 2018

Why You Shouldn't Lose Hope When Dealing With Mental Illness

According to statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in January of 2016 ... and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders ...

Source: Charisma
Published: 18 May 2018

Brain abnormality indicates general risk for mental illness

However, rather than dividing the participants by a specific diagnosis, Elliott and colleagues gave each person a score that reflected their general mental health liability based on psychiatric assessments. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI ...

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 17 May 2018

7 Myths About Treating Mental Illness We Need To Shut Down ASAP

"Many people worry about the stigma of having a mental health disorder as well as the fear of a 'chemical' changing or altering their brain," Patricia Allen, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and the executive director of medical services for ...

Source: Bustle
Published: 15 May 2018

How students who struggle with mental illness can find help

And in China, there’s not — mental health care is not a thing ... In the story, I talk about meeting a friend in the psychiatric hospital. That friend became my best friend, who became my boyfriend, who became my fiance, and in October will be my ...

Source: PBS
Published: 16 May 2018

Mental illness among teens a growing concern: what's being done

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and one focus is eliminating the stigma of mental illness. Sherie Ramsgard, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, tells us that it's up to parents to 'start the conversation' on mental illness with children, and if they ...

Source: CNY Central
Published: 20 May 2018

Mental Math

Schools received about $950,000 in the 2018 session for more mental health therapists. Another $900,000 funded OPAL-K, a psychiatric hotline for kids. Senate Bill 1555 diverted a chunk of marijuana tax revenue toward community mental health services.

Source: Oregon Business
Published: 18 May 2018

After Santa Fe shooting, Abbott sees West Texas mental health program as a statewide model

Students first receive two psychiatry sessions at school — in which they use ... He said the program also helps the targeted schools amid a statewide shortage of mental health professionals. Philips said before the program, students would sometimes ...

Source: News 4 San Antonio
Published: 20 May 2018

Temporary Psychiatrists Fill Mental Health Void

The county pays up to $240 an hour for temporary psychiatric services; that works out to slightly more than the $400,000 a year full-time shrinks are paid (with wages, benefits, and insurance — none of which are available to temp psychiatrists).

Source: Santa Barbara Independent
Published: 17 May 2018

Author, entertainer Sheila Walsh to address mental illness, support

With campuses in Goshen, Elkhart, South Bend and Mishawaka, Oaklawn provides mental health and addictions treatment to about ... the show in 1992 after four years and checked herself into a psychiatric hospital for treatment. She could "feel (her) life ...

Source: The Goshen News
Published: 17 May 2018

Patients in a mental health crisis often end up in ERs, which are ill-equipped to help

Emergency rooms are often the first places people end up during a mental health crisis. But many ERs aren’t really equipped to help. After they check in, patients can end up staying in emergency rooms for days just waiting for in-patient psychiatric ...

Source: KERA News
Published: 15 May 2018

My Mother Never Talked About Mental Illness — Until I Was Diagnosed With Depression

Taking all of those findings into consideration, you can see why so many immigrants may be wary of mental health care. When my mother was instructed to take me to the hospital, she was initially hesitant. As she later told me, psychiatric wards conjured up ...

Source: Bustle
Published: 15 May 2018

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: So, Where is That Free Lunch, Anyway?

The problem is that psychiatric medications create their own ... The individual could die, could have a return of severe symptoms of mental illness, or could have severe physical health problems that prevent doing very much. It requires effort to do ...

Source: Berkeley Daily Planet
Published: 20 May 2018

Becoming aware of mental health issues

“As a former psychiatric technician, I fully understand mental health and the matters it involves,” she said. “I want to inform others that it is okay to seek assistance, and get the help that is needed without being judged or stigmatized.

Source: Anson Record
Published: 15 May 2018