Covid linked to risk of mental illness and brain disorder, study suggests

February 27, 2021

Jan 25, 2021 By Natalie Grover The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/25/covid-linked-to-risk-of-mental-illness-and-brain-disorder-study-suggests One in eight people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the virus, a new analysis suggests, adding heft to an emerging body of evidence that stresses the toll of the virus on more »

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Happy childhood? That’s no guarantee for good mental health

Feb 7, 2021 By University of South Australia EurekAlert! https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-02/uosa-hct_1020321.php It’s well understood that a difficult childhood can increase the likelihood of mental illness, but according to new research from the University of South Australia, a happy and secure childhood does not always protect a child from developing a mental illness later in life. Conducted more »

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New App Helps Caseworkers Find Housing for Mentally Ill Clients

Jan 10, 2021 By Rodneya Ross Spectrum News 1 https://spectrumnews1.com/oh/columbus/news/2021/01/08/app-helps-connect-case-workers-to-group-homes-for-mentally-ill-clients A new app called the “Group Home App” was designed to make it easier for caseworkers to find safe housing for their clients with mental illness without making tons of phone calls or waiting weeks for a response. “As a case manager, I may have more »

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‘Swimming is helping my mental health’ — Exercise keeps anxiety attacks at bay: Coping Through Covid

Feb 5, 2021 By Julie Washington Cleveland.com https://www.cleveland.com/coronavirus/2021/02/swimming-is-helping-my-mental-health-exercise-keeps-anxiety-attacks-at-bay-coping-through-covid.html CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ann Guins’ extreme anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic began with a family visit. In March, Guins and her husband welcomed their daughter, son-in-law and grandson at the Guins winter home in Hudson, Florida. As they watched ominous news bulletins about the spreading coronavirus, the more »

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NAMI Seeks Participants For Survey On Lived Experience Of Borderline Personality Disorder

2/18/2021 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2021/NAMI-Seeks-Participants-for-Survey-on-Lived-Experience-of-Borderline-Personality-Disorder NAMI is working with a clinical research partner that is interested in learning more about the lived experience of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to improve future research on the condition. To support this person-centered research, NAMI is conducting a Virtual Advisory Panel — an online platform for participants to anonymously answer a more »

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The Many Impacts of Self-Stigma

Feb 08, 2021 By Katherine Ponte, BA, JD, MBA, CPRP NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/February-2021/The-Many-Impacts-of-Self-Stigma The mental illness label is one of the most stigmatizing. Most people with mental illness face stigma at some point from external sources, whether from friends, family members, employers or health care professionals. However, what’s even more damaging is when we internalize that more »

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