Articles containing: mental health

The College Mental Health Crisis: A Call for Cultural Change – Part 1

February 20, 2017

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This is the first blog post in a two-part series on college mental health in the United States. The focus of this first post is college student suicide.

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The Intense Power Of Love On Our Kids

February 14, 2017

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There was this song that came out when I was 13 years old.  It was by Dan Folgelberg, and I played it over and over again on my Pioneer turntable.  It went like this:

“Longer than there’s been fishes in the ocean.  Higher than any bird every flew.  Longer than there’s been stars up in the heavens.  I’ve been in love with you.

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An Encounter With The Unknown – From A Mother’s Lens

January 10, 2017

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This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.

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Parents’ Untreated Mental Illnesses Affect Their Children

May 26, 2016

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We wrote earlier this month about the growing acceptance of psychiatric illness among the general population. A number of studies demonstrate that more and more Americans are accepting psychiatric illnesses as equal to other illnesses, and therefore actively seeking treatment.

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The Implications Of Poverty On Children’s Mental Health

May 19, 2016

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In March, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a new policy statement in which it encouraged all of its members to screen pediatric patients and their families for economic hardship. This announcement made national news and was later published in Pediatrics, the flagship journal of the AAP.

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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Parent Resources

May 5, 2016

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The internet provides a seemingly endless amount of information about almost any topic you could imagine. Parents are as likely to turn to the internet as they are to well-worn “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” books.

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Talking To Children About A Sibling’s Mental Illness

April 7, 2016

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It seemed like just another Wednesday evening. After the routine disagreements and struggles over homework, everyone sat down together to eat dinner and talk about their day. Afterwards, the twins (a boy and girl, age 9) settled in for a game of Uno while their 14-year-old sister went upstairs to finish her homework.

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Effects of Economic Hardship

November 23, 2015

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According to virtually every economic indicator, the United States has slogged its way out of a nasty economic recession. Jobs are more plentiful, wages are up, and people are, overall, doing better.

But, this apparent good news can seem hollow to many people.

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John Oliver On Mental Health

October 19, 2015

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In the clip above from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Oliver masterfully speaks to the serious misunderstandings and poor care associated with mental illness in the U.S. today.

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Combating Mental Health Stigma

September 25, 2015

A look at why and how the stigma of mental illness persists in the African American community—and what some are doing to address it.

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