Preventing depression in pregnancy: New guidelines
Up to 14% of women are diagnosed with depression during pregnancy. Guidelines published by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force provide the first-ever recommendations for preventing perinatal depression. Learn more in this story from Harvard Medical School.
Can you eat your way to better mental health? Study says yes
Because mental health is just as important as physical health. Learn more in this story from CNN.
Mental Health Experts Say Bringing Your Dog to Work Can Help Ease Stress
Looks like a "pawerful" stress reducer! Learn more.
Bullying alters brain structure, raises risk of mental health problems
A study reveals that childhood bullying has effects on mental health, and it can lead to significant costs for individuals, their families, and society at large. Learn more in this story from Medical News Today.
Five Tips For Getting Through Finals Week Without Killing Your Mental Health
While the "cramming for finals" craze is inevitable, there are still some things you can do to ensure that while you’re studying your butt off, you’re not kicking your mental health to the curb. Learn more in this story from StudyBreaks.com.
The New Emphasis on Mental Health in the Workplace
Your workplace can play a significant role in your mental health. Learn more about improving mental health at work. Read the article.
How To Create A Workplace That Supports Mental Health
Even though mental health can often be a taboo topic, especially in the workplace, most employees want their employer to champion mental health and well-being. Learn more in this story from Forbes.com.
How to talk about mental health with your struggling friends or family
Talking about illness doesn’t magically make it go away, but just knowing they can open up to someone can give people relief – and it's hard than you think to get the conversation wrong. Learn more.
More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health
The federal government is allowing states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Learn more in this story from ABC News.
More kids are showing up in ERs with mental health crises
An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms due to mental health crises, according to research. "It'sshocking, really," said one expert. Learn more in this story from NBC News.
Helping Patients in Minority Communities Cope With Serious Mental Illness
Pro Football Hall of Fame Honoree Brian Dawkins discusses career-long battle with depression
“The pain I was feeling was tremendous,” Dawkins said. “But then, I found a way to control it." Read more in this story from Yahoo Sports.
World Health Organization to classify 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
Although gaming disorder is not prevalent, characteristics include a loss of control and escalation despite negative consequences. Learn more in this story from CNN.
The Rise And Rise Of Suicide: We Must Remove The Stigma Of Mental Illness
Suicide is on the rise globally, accounting for nearly one million deaths annually. While we may not all suffer from mental illness, we each have a role to play in ensuring that those who do suffer feel less afraid to reach out and get the support they need in the moments when they need it most. Read more in this article from Forbes.com.
How one family is educating students, teachers on mental health
Washington state parents who lost their son to suicide are reacing out to provide resources to others about mental health — especially to high school students — and to work toward reducing the stigma surrounding related issues. Read about their efforts in this story from NBC News.
Entering Adulthood With Autism
Across the country, thousands of parents of autistic grapple with concerns like this every year: The daily support provided through public school systems ends with graduation, and many young adults who age out of high school programs and fall off the so-called services cliff can struggle to transition successfully into adulthood. Learn more in this story from U.S. News & World Report.