February 20, 2017
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 prevention. The second post focuses on general college mental health.
January 10, 2017
This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.
June 7, 2016
We know that adolescents get depression.
We also know that adolescents are a lot more likely to get depressed than pre-adolescents.
And, we know that pregnancy is associated with a higher risk for depression both during the pregnancy itself, and at least three months following.
May 26, 2016
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.
April 21, 2016
Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
Outro music arranged and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin.
So, we all know that suicide attempts, suicidal thinking and even the tragedy of dying by suicide increase around the winter holidays.
I mean, that’s, like, a given.
April 7, 2016
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.
January 26, 2016
Almost by definition, writing about pediatric mental health can be controversial. People don’t always agree on treatments, causes, or even whether children can actually suffer from mental illnesses. We know that from some of the responses we’ve received on other posts.
September 10, 2015
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.
That seems straightforward enough.
Suicide is awful, more common than you’d think, and in many cases, highly preventable.
Perhaps most important, in virtually every culture and every ethnic group on the planet, suicide is highly stigmatized.
April 7, 2015
When tragedies hit, it is in our nature to ask why. The co-pilot in the horrific Germanwings crash had serious mental health problems, according to reports.
March 20, 2015
Tune into our audio segment on navigating the system ~ search for ‘Shrinking It Down’ wherever you get your podcasts.
I’m going to try to describe how hard it is for families to navigate the mental health care system in the United States. In fact, even the term “system” is problematic here.