February 10, 2020 By Tracie White Stanford Medicine News Center http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2020/02/brain-wave-pattern-can-identify-people-likely-to-respond-to-anti.html
A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for monitoring electrical activity in the brain, and an algorithm to identify a brain-wave signature in individuals with depression who will most likely respond to sertraline, an Read More
February 9, 2020 By Alfonso Serrano, The Hechinger Report KQED News https://www.kqed.org/mindshift/55286/how-a-program-can-help-kids-re-enter-school-after-a-mental-health-crisisCAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Ava had always felt comfortable at the small, private K-8 school she attended just north of Boston. But in high school everything changed.
Ava first began to experience anxiety and depression after her parents divorced, when she was still in grade school. These problems increased as she entered her teen years, and became even more severe in ninth grade, when she enrolled at Cambridge Rindge & Read More
Jan. 21, 2020 By Becky Brasfield NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/How-to-Move-Forward-After-Going-Through-a-Crisis
After a crisis, recovery can be challenging. Our lives are left in turmoil caused by the stressful situation we just managed to overcome. With the worst behind us, we have to pick up the pieces. But unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for how to take steps toward the future. So how do we move forward?Read More
Jan. 17, 2020 By Odelya Gertel Kraybill, Ph.D., LCPC NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2020/5-Reminders-for-Survivors-of-Trauma
In 1991, when I was 17 and living in Tel Aviv with my family, a loud siren woke me from a peaceful sleep. We knew what it meant. We also knew we had to do. I ran, shaking and crying, with my family to our safe room, where we bolted the door and sealed it for protection.
About three minutes later we felt and then heard huge blasts. Our house shook and Read More
Friday, January 03, 2020 1:08 p.m. CST By Lisa Rapaport KFGO https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2020/jan/03/mental-health-declining-among-older-us-adults-poor-hardest-hit/971289/?refer-section=health
(Reuters Health) – Many older Americans have experienced more days of poor mental health in recent years, particularly individuals with limited income and education, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 2.4 million people aged 60 and older who participated in annual surveys between 2003 and 2017, answering questions about their general health and the number of days they experienced poor physical or mental health. Overall, 41% had Read More
Thu, Jan 09, 2020 By Hunter Moyler Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/owning-dog-childhood-may-reduce-risk-developing-schizophrenia-later-life-study-finds-1478285
Childhood exposure to dogs may reduce a person’s likelihood of developing schizophrenia as an adult, according to a study published this month by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
However, the researchers stressed that their findings were not conclusive. More research, they said, needs to be conducted to confirm whether the correlation is directly caused by exposure to dogs, as well as to more clearly define the risk of developing psychiatric problems that Read More
Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J
Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have known how to help.
However, you can help. You can be supportive and encouraging during their mental health journey. Here are a few tips on supporting the mental Read More
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020.
“On behalf of the NAMI Board of Directors, we welcome Mr. Gillison, the incoming CEO for our organization who, with the mission-driven commitment and dedication of NAMI Read More