Category Archives: Mental Health

Mental Health

Big Stars Shine Light on Mental Illness in New TV Movies

Call Me Crazy  Brittany Snow and Jason Ritter which premiered on Lifetime Television on April 20. (Photo: Lifetime Television) By Katrina Gay, NAMI Director of Communications In April, Lifetime Television premiered Call Me Crazy, a series of interconnected short films that deal with the subject of mental illness. Through five short stories named after each […]

Clara Hughes: ‘I want to erase the stigma’ of mental health issues

Months after retiring from professional sports, Olympic medallist Clara Hughes talks about her brush with depression and the Bell Let's Talk campaign.     Clara Hughes: ‘I want to erase the stigma’ of mental health issues Months after retiring from professional sports, Olympic medallist Clara Hughes talks about her brush with depression and the Bell […]

Targets of Bully Bosses Aren’t the Only Victims

Feb. 6, 2013 — Abusive bosses who target employees with ridicule, public criticism, and the silent treatment not only have a detrimental effect on the employees they bully, but they negatively impact the work environment for the co-workers of those employees who suffer from "second-hand" or vicarious abusive supervision, according to new research from the […]

Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don’t Pan Out in Study

But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) — Many parents pursue costly and time-consuming treatments to help their children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Now, a new study finds little evidence that non-drug interventions reduce key symptoms of ADHD. A multinational […]

Glitch in medical code threatens mental health care, therapists warn

Psychologist Marc Milhander, 54, says he's weeks away of having to close his Niles, Mich., counseling center after delays and denials in insurance payments caused by an overhaul of treatment codes. Jennifer Shephard / Jennifer Shephard for NBC News By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News Published at 4:45 a.m. ET:   Marc Milhander conducted […]

A Guidebook for the Mind

Monday, Mar. 19, 2012 By John Cloud   The mind, in our modern conception, is an array of circuits we can manipulate with chemicals to ease, if not cure, depression, anxiety and other disorders. Drugs like Prozac have transformed how we respond to mental illness. But while this revolution has reshaped treatments, it hasn't done […]

Happy salad days: Eating tomatoes twice a week helps ward off depression

Researchers discovered pensioners who ate the fruit regularly were 46% less likely to suffer the blues.   Eating tomatoes just two days a week can halve the risk of depression, a study has found. Researchers discovered pensioners who ate the fruit regularly were 46% less likely to suffer the blues. But other fruits and vegetables […]

Stigma and Mental Health

    The Race to Good Health  A tour of minority mental health and behavioral pediatrics Seeking mental health services does not mean you're crazy. Category: Psychotherapy       Published on October 25, 2012 by Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. in The Race to Good Health   by Erlanger Turner, Ph.D. Mental health difficulties do […]

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