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Mental Health Association of San Francisco Supported by William Lautman and Nexus Health Capital

Healthcare Investment Banker, William Lautman, Founder and Managing Partner of Nexus Health Capital, donates to Mental Health Association of San Francisco William (Bill) Lautman, Founder and Managing Partner of Nexus Health Capital, announces a contribution to Mental Health Association of San

State Highlights: Mass. Residents Struggle To Get Mental Health Care Even With Insurance; Calif. Mental Health Workers’ Weeklong Strike Kicks Off

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Ohio, Texas, Iowa, Maryland, Illinois, Virginia, Connecticut and Louisiana.


One in three college freshmen worldwide reports mental health disorder

(American Psychological Association) As if college were not difficult enough, more than one-third of first-year university students in eight industrialized countries around the globe report symptoms consistent with a diagnosable mental health disorder, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Mental Health Association of Frederick County Welcomes Psychiatrist

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County brings on Psychiatrist Lynn Feldman, D.O. FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) August 17, 2018 The Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Maryland (MHA) is pleased to welcome Psychiatrist Lynn Feldman, D.O. to the Counseling Services staff. Dr. Feldman is a board-certified psychiatrist who completed her General Psychiatry Residency at Sheppard Pratt fol...

Could mental health apps lead to overdiagnosis?

(University of Sydney) Mental health app marketing commonly presents mental health problems as ubiquitous and individuals as responsible for mental wellbeing; overdiagnosis and denial of the social factors related to mental health could result.

Workplace Mental Health Top Priority for AHA Roundtable, Booz Allen

SOURCE: Booz Allen Hamilton DESCRIPTION:Despite the fact that roughly one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in any given year1, many will not disclose to their employers that they suffer from a mental health disorder for fear of being stigmatized2. On World Mental Health Day (October 10), workplace mental health topped the agenda of the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable....

[Perspectives] Shekhar Saxena: making mental health a development priority

Softly spoken Shekhar Saxena is a giant in the world of mental health. As Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at WHO for the past 8 years—a role from which he stepped down in June, 2018—he has seen a shift in attitudes to mental health. “The seriousness with which mental health is taken at a political and societal level has certainly increased”, says Saxena. How...

Why You Should Pay Attention To World Mental Health Day

If you’ve ever heard the term ‘mental health’ and thought this isn’t for me, you may just want to keep reading. While the language around mental health and mental illness has existed for decades, the conversation itself has become far more open and relevant to all (and rightly so).

Exercising too much could worsen mental health, study suggests – The Independent

The IndependentExercising too much could worsen mental health, study suggestsThe IndependentThe optimum amount to exercise is 45 minutes three to five times a week for the greatest benefits to mental health. Rachel Hosie · @rachel_hosie; in 9 hours. Click to follow. Indy/Life. It's a widely-held belief that exercise improves mental health ...Regular exercise 'best for mental health'BBC NewsExerci...

European Psychiatric Association (EPA) comprehensive review demonstrates that exercise is an effective treatment for major mental health conditions and should form a core part of treatment

(Elsevier) Based on compelling evidence from a meta-review of existing research, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) has issued new guidelines to promote exercise as a key additional treatment for mental health conditions.

Psychiatrists Call for Rollback of Policy Banning Discussion of Public Figures' Mental Health

Famed Goldwater Rule adopted by the American Psychiatric Association is said to deprive the public of expert analysis about the mental health of elected leaders  -- Read more on

Guidance backs exercise as ‘add-on’ for mental health treatment

Exercise relieves symptoms of major mental health conditions, and subsequently should be used as a pillar of treatment, according to the European Psychiatric Association.

How Karen Jordan Is Making Others Mindful of Mental Health in the Workplace

By Shelley White SOURCE: Scotiabank SUMMARY:As the Chair of the Scotiabank Alliance for Mental Health (SAMH), Karen Jordan is helping to deliver the message that mental health issues can impact us all — either directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. She’s also working to reduce the stigma around getting help, and making sure everyone at Scotiabank (and beyond) knows that hel...

[Comment] Implementing sustainable global mental health in a fragmenting world

The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development1 sets out ambitious recommendations for the transformation of global mental health according to the UN's wide-ranging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. The depth of the Commission's report capture the complex, diverse, and sometimes contradictory positions and perspectives of mental health stakeholders, includin...

Study aims to assess whether mental health apps lead to overdiagnosis

There are tens of thousands of commercially available mental health apps on the market, many hugely popular. But how do these apps portray mental health and how does this suggest mental health problems should be managed?

Is there parity in mental health or are we still dealing with a paucity?

With the recent 10-year anniversary of the Mental Health Parity Act being signed into law, comes the reminder that we still have so much work to be done. Unfortunately, blatant discrimination in health insurance coverage for mental health and substance abuse has continued despite this legislation. The Parity Act required that dollar limits on mental […]

Mental Health Association of Frederick County Welcomes New Board Member

Tricia Griffis appointed to MHA Board of Directors FREDERICK, Md. (PRWEB) September 03, 2018 The Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s (MHA) Board of Directors announces the appointment of new board member, Tricia Griffis. Tricia is the Director of Internal Audit for Frederick County Government which includes an internal audit role for not only the Government entity but also Frederic...

[Comment] Towards a new era for mental health

The new Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development1 raises important issues at a time when many countries in the Global South are re-examining their national priorities in mental health. With its broad vision, the Commission shows why mental health is a public good that is a crucial part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Commission's report emphasises the ...

Advocates address deep distrust of mental health care among African-Americans

Only one in three African-Americans who need mental health care receives it, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

Are we getting enough mental health support? – Blackpool Gazette

Blackpool GazetteAre we getting enough mental health support?Blackpool GazetteWhen a coroner feels it is necessary to contact a Government minister over his concerns about mental health care, you know it's serious. Blackpool and Fylde coroner Alan Wilson said more people will die if “struggling” mental health services do not get ...Patients dying on NHS waiting lists 'surges by 10000'Pulse'Men...

Children's Mental Health: Data & Statistics

Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Child Mental Health, Teen Mental Health

Immigrant, refugee youth most likely to visit the ED with a new mental health problem

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Refugee and immigrant youth in Ontario may face barriers to accessing mental health services through primary care, say the authors of a study of emergency department visits published in CMAJ.

Major traumatic injury increases risk of mental health diagnoses, suicide

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) People who experience major injuries requiring hospital admission, such as car crashes and falls, are at substantially increased risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). As well, they are at much higher risk of suicide than people without such injuries.

'Mental Health Czar' Bullish on Prevention, Mental Health Issues

US 'mental health czar' Elinore McCance-Katz is pushing forward with her two-pronged platform of substance abuse prevention and severe mental illness, including overseeing a new APA grant. Medscape Medical News

New report finds link between social media and poor mental health among young people

Young people between the ages of 11 and 19, living with a mental disorder, were more likely to use social media every day in comparison to those of a similar age who did not have mental health conditions. The data, published by NHS Digital suggests a correlation between poor mental health and use of social media. While 87.3 of 11-19 year olds with a mental health condition used social media every ...

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