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Resources Tagged With: mental illness

In a Murky Sea of Mental Health Apps, Consumers Left Adrift

In the eyes of the tech industry, mental health treatment is an area ripe for disruption.

In any given year, 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience a form of mental illness, according to federal estimates. And research indicates only about half of them receive treatment in a system that is understaffed and ill distributed to meet demand. Read more ›

CDC Study Sheds New Light on Mental Health Crisis Linked to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has brought with it a mental health crisis in the United States, and new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show just how broad the pandemic’s impact on mental health might be. Read more ›

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally under control. As someone who has battled obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues since early childhood, it’s been a long journey. Read more ›

A Real-Life Perspective: What It’s Like Parenting Children with Mental Illness

In the culture of special needs parenting, certain types of disabilities push parents toward the edges. Those of us with mentally ill kids inch away from bright lights and parent support groups. Words stick in our mouths. We clear our throats, nodding as other parents discuss hard things. If their children cannot read, cannot walk, cannot hear — then at least they have not thrown an iPad through the screen of the television. Read more ›

Dr. Marsha Linehan Explains Dialectical Behavior Therapy

In her new book, Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir, Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, the developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), explains how she developed the life-saving therapy. Read more ›

Mental Health Screening

Regular screenings in primary care and other healthcare settings enables earlier identification of mental health and substance use disorders, which translates into earlier care. Screenings should be provided to people of all ages. Read more ›

Can Preventing Childhood Trauma Improve Adult Health?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented. Read more ›

Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage? [downloadable]

Even under the best of circumstances, it can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. It is important to remember that many disorders like anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression, do occur during childhood. In fact, many adults who seek treatment reflect back on how these disorders affected their childhood and wish that they had received help sooner. Read more ›

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Mental Health Myths and Facts

Mental health 575Can you tell the difference between a mental health myth and fact? Learn the truth about the most common mental health myths. Read more ›

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