October 29, 2019 By Jackson Ryan CNET https://www.cnet.com/features/the-xbox-studio-battling-mental-illness-with-video-games-and-neuroscience-hellblade-ninja-theory/
Senua sees things that aren’t really there.
Villages burning to the ground. Norse runes bleeding color. Lumbering giants wearing skull-masks and swinging heavy blades. Sometimes, she hears voices whispering in her ears. Her hallucinations are frightening and alien, but to her, they feel as real as the ground she walks on.
But they aren’t real. And neither is Senua. She is a character in a Read More, a young Celtic warrior created by Cambridge, England,
November 6, 2019, 4:13pm By Hannah Sparks New York Post https://nypost.com/2019/11/06/why-smokers-could-be-at-greater-risk-of-mental-illness/
Add this to the miles-long list of reasons to not smoke.
Cigarette smokers and their children are more likely to suffer depression and schizophrenia, according to a new study.
The findings by scientists at the University of Bristol in the UK supports growing evidence that smoking is bad for both body and brain.Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
Oct 10, 2019 By Suzanne Lucas Inc. https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/how-to-improve-mental-health-at-office.html
It’s open-enrollment season–the time when you can change your health care plan for the upcoming year. While all companies don’t use the calendar year, many do. You should pay special attention to the mental health coverage in your chosen plan.
If you’re the HR person tasked with finding the best plan for your company for 2020, it’s probably already done with the contracts signed, but keep in mind the importance of mental health care coverage.
You may Read More
Oct 11, 2019, 7:40am By Ruth Umoh Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/ruthumoh/2019/10/11/how-virtual-therapy-apps-are-disrupting-the-mental-health-industry/#6ce2bd24bb4a
Millions of Americans deal with mental illness each year, and more than half of them go untreated. As the mental health industry has grown in recent years, so has the number of tech startups offering virtual therapy, which range from online and app-based chatbots to video therapy sessions and messaging.
Still a nascent industry, with most startups in the early seed-stage funding round, these companies say they aim to increase access to qualified mental health care Read More
Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged 22 or younger who are experiencing mental health symptoms. Participants can sign up at basics.nami.org.Read More