Mental health

Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

In a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science (BPGOS), researchers examined the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on adolescent neurodevelopment and mental health. Study: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health and brain maturation: Implications for analyzing longitudinal data. Image credit: Vitalii Stock/Shutterstock The COVID-19 pandemic caused …

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Holiday Gratitude and Giving Are Good for Your Mental Health | Lifestyle

The busy holiday season brings many priorities, and our mental health doesn’t always earn a spot at the top of the list. However, gratitude and giving can have a direct correlation to improved health, increased happiness, and endless joy…especially this time of year. As a fundraiser for Youth First, I hear story after story about …

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Yale students, alumni file class action lawsuit demanding mental health changes – NBC Connecticut

Yale University students and alumni are taking legal action against the school in a class-action lawsuit, saying it lacks adequate mental health services or accommodations. They also claim there is a practice of pressuring students to withdraw from school if they are in a mental health crisis. Alicia Abramson is a named student in the …

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Prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later

Low-cost prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, a new UC San Francisco study finds. In the study, one of the first to look at outcomes that far into the future, pregnant women who took part in a group wellness class held weekly for eight weeks were half as likely to …

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New York mayor says NYPD and first responders may unwittingly engage people in mental health crisis

new York CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday ordered first responders to enforce a state law that allows them to potentially involuntarily commit people experiencing a mental health crisis as part of an effort to address concerns about homelessness and crime. Adams said it’s a myth that first responders can only …

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Charlie Health Expands Services in Colorado, Enhancing Its Mission to Make Behavioral Treatment Accessible to Today’s Youth

BOZEMAN, Mont., November 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Charlie Health, the largest provider of virtual intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for young people and families in crisis, announces its expansion into Colorado. With this critical development, the company will provide an effective and affordable virtual treatment option for youth and families in Coloradowhich currently ranks 42nd in …

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The mayor says New York will treat the mentally ill even if they refuse

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor said Tuesday he is ordering police and city medics to be more aggressive in getting seriously mentally ill people off the streets and subways and into treatment, even if that means forcing some people into hospitals , who refuse care. “These New Yorkers and hundreds of others …

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Early mental health screening can improve infertility outcomes

Infertility and mental health are interconnected and people and couples trying to conceive need support, according to a recent review. Individuals and couples struggling with infertility should be assessed for mental health and emotional distress as early as possible to provide appropriate support and intervention that can provide the best outcomes, according to a recent …

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America’s huge deficit in the provision of mental health services

A few years ago, Janet Thompson, a Boone County, Missouri, commissioner, said she saw firsthand the devastating impact a shortage of mental health counselors can have on a community’s residents. It’s a problem that counties say has gotten worse, especially in rural areas, at a time when many people are dealing with anxiety, depression and …

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A student author hopes the book will help fight the stigma surrounding mental health

A WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT WHO RECENTLY SELF-PUBLISHED A BOOK AFTER OVERCOME WITH HIS INJURY. HE HOPE TO GUIDE OTHERS ON THEIR OWN JOURNEY OF SELF-LOVE. OUR AUDREY BISCOE HAS THE STORY IS A JOURNEY FOR EVERYONE, WHATEVER RACE, WHATEVER COLOR, MALE OR FEMALE, BECAUSE MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS EVERYONE. DIAMANTE CLEMONS LOST HER FATHER AT …

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