Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay

October 22, 2020

SEP. 04, 2020 By Chris Bonine www.nami.org Making the Most of a Psych Ward Stay Strategies from a Psychiatric Nurse When the hospital doors close behind you for the first time, it often feels more like the beginning of a prison stint than the start of a journey to recovery. The immediate deprivation of personal choice and more »

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Mental illness treatment varies widely among American adolescents within and across ZIP codes

October 8, 2020

Sept 21, 2020 By B. Rose Huber Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/09/21/mental-illness-treatment-varies-widely-among-american-adolescents-within-and-across Using a national database of insurance claims, Princeton University researchers investigated the type of treatment adolescents — most of whom were around the average age of 12 and suffering from anxiety or depression — receive after a first episode of mental illness. Read more

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Hundreds of thousands with mental health conditions being chained, says charity

Oct 5, 2020 By Peter Beaumont The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/oct/06/hundreds-of-thousands-with-mental-health-conditions-being-chained-says-charity Hundreds of thousands of people with mental health conditions in 60 countries are still being chained, according to a comprehensive and damning new study. Human Rights Watch says that men, women and children – some as young as 10 – are regularly shackled or locked in more »

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National Mental Illness Week: How to manage depression, anxiety amid the COVID-19 pandemic

October 5, 2020 WKYC https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/health/national-mental-illness-week-how-to-manage-depression-anxiety-amid-the-covid-19-pandemic/95-17cf065a-4956-4b86-868f-4babc370d6e6 This week is National Mental Illness Week. The number of people experiencing anxiety and depression has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Sherli Ratner a Clinical Psychologist at MetroHealth says what we’re all experiencing right now is something no one is fully equipped to handle. “At difficult times people tend to more »

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Men’s Mental Health Differently

October 6, 2020 By Brian Mastroianni Healthline https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-covid-19-is-impacting-mens-mental-health-differently#How-COVID-19-is-impacting-American-males As COVID-19 continues to reorient our daily lives, new research is giving us a deeper look at how the pandemic is impacting men in the United States. It’s part of the fifth annual MENtion It educational campaign from Cleveland Clinic that zeroes in on why men often shirk away from addressing more »

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Join NAMI this Mental Illness Awareness Week to Raise the Voices of Lived Experience

Oct 5, 2020 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2020/Join-NAMI-this-Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week-to-Raise-the-Voices-of-Lived-Experience Arlington, VA – This year we’ve seen the numbers of Americans impacted by mental health conditions on the rise as a result of the pandemic and more people than ever need help. In honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) on Oct. 4-10, 2020, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across more »

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