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What Kate Middleton Just Said About Kid's Mental Health is a Good Topic for the Workplace, Too

In a recent visit to a school in London, royal mom Kate Middleton mentioned how the first step in dealing with mental health is to have a conversation. Learn more now.

Michael Phelps: Helping others with depression "light years better" than Olympic gold

Olympic champion Michael Phelps said his new mission is to talk about his struggles with depression, in the hopes of encouraging others to do the same and get help when they need it most. Read more in this story from CBS News.

Trump orders mental health support for military veterans to prevent suicide

President Trump's order is designed to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in the first year following military service. Read more now from CNBC.

Federal policy is changing for the better on mental health

The federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee has been preparing the first of two reports to Congress describing how to improve services for those with serious mental illnesses. The committee is made up of leaders from multiple federal agencies and select members of the public, and was established in December 2016 through bipartisan health care reform. Learn more now.

Study finds Teen marijuana use may lead to bipolar symptoms later on

Research explores how cannabis use among teenagers is linked with hypomania in early adulthood.
Read more from Medical News Today.

Hip-hop works to break down mental health stigma for African-American men

In recent years, hip-hop music has increasingly served as a catalyst for awareness and created a culture that promotes discussion, especially within the African-American community. Learn more in this story from NBC News.

Lack of Sleep May Be a Cause, Not a Symptom, of Mental Health Conditions

Expert findings suggest some mental health conditions may stem from a lack of sleep. Learn more in this article from Live Science.

Strong friendships in adolescence may benefit mental health in the long run

A study shows that teenagers with close friendships tend to be more adaptive to stress, report being happier due to an increased feeling of uniqueness, and are likely to do better academically. Read more in this story from Medical News Today.

How bosses can make their workplace more mental health friendly

Here are some simple and useful ways bosses can make their workplaces more mental health friendly. Learn more now.

When a loved one is in need: How to navigate conversations about mental health

Broaching the topic of mental health with a friend or loved one can be intimidating and difficult to navigate.  This article from CBS News provides helpful information to keep in mind both before and during these conversations.

Ten Things to Know About Medicaid’s Role for Children with Behavioral Health Needs

Medicaid plays an important role for many children with behavioral health needs. Learn about important aspects of this coverage, in this article from Kaiser Family Foundation.

Another Celeb Speaks Up: Gillian Anderson tells of her battle with mental health challenges

Actress Gillian Anderson opens up about her mental health challenges and how she has been receiving therapy since she was 14 years old. Read more here.

Pennsylvania takes step forward in national mental health rankings

Pennsylvania has risen six spots to number nine in Mental Health America's latest annual U.S. rankings on the state of the nation's care for those with behavioral health challenges. Read the story from PhillyVoice.com.

School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives', But They Need Help

School nurses can be on the front lines of identifying mental health needs in children. Find out more in this story from NPR.

Milestone Comments: Caregivers for Mentally Ill Need Help, Study Finds

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asked for expert comment from Milestone Centers on a study detailing the support needed to those who care for those with behavioral health challenges. Read the story now.

Obituary: Milestone Centers CEO Barbara Conniff

We are very saddened to report the passing of our CEO, Barbara Conniff. She was a true visionary for those with developmental and behavioral health challenges and a great leader in every sense of the word. More information here.

Eight ways to support your kids' mental health

A timely article with useful information. Read it now.

Milestone comments: Study suggests depression is precursor to Parkinson’s

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reached out to Milestone Centers for expert comment about a story linking Parkinson's and depression. Read the story here.

How Can I Get My Health Insurance to Pay for Mental Health Treatment?

Useful information from Forbes.com.