Early retirement sounds amazing, but it can take a toll on your mental health
Having enough money in the bank and the potential to never work an office job again excites many people on the journey to early retirement, but they often overlook the possible downsides. Learn about the impact on your mental health in this story from MarketWatch.
Pittsburgh airport unveils sensory-friendly suite to ease travel experience for those with special needs
Pittsburgh International Airport has a sensory-friendly suite that allows travelers of all ages who have autism or other special needs, a place to decompress and adjust to flying after getting through airport security. Learn more in this story from The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Six tips for talking with kids about mental health
Many adults are unsure of how to approach those conversations and also worry that the topic is too serious for kids. Get useful tips here.
How accommodating workers with autism benefits employers – and all of us
There are many accommodation strategies workplaces can adopt for employees with autism. Learn more now.
Pa. task force looks to improve suicide awareness
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released last year showed that suicide rates rose in all states except Nevada from 1999 to 2016. In Pennsylvania, the increase was 34.3 percent over that period, according to the report. Read the story.
Congressman calls for mental health counselor in every school
Sometimes, where you live may positively impact your mental health. Find out why.
A woman’s mental health journey from a psychiatric patient to advocate
In her book An Impossible Life, Sonja Wasden shares her journey from suicidal depression to how she successfully deals with her mental illness today. Learn more.
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