Boston, we have a problem: The data on mental health and practice is out

Massachusetts has a lot going for it. Harvard there, for example. They also have this funny little way of pronouncing the word “yard” like they’re just throwing it out of their mouths. And oh… I’m sure there’s something else, right? That third thing might be what it takes to make coaching in New England more … Read more

A group of grandmothers in Zimbabwe is helping the world reimagine mental health care

Chibanda lost a patient — a young woman with a promising career and a life ahead of her — until she committed suicide after she was unable to access mental health care in her village and could not afford the $15 bus fare to travel 160 miles to see him. After the tragedy, Chibanda decided … Read more

Lawsuit – NBC Los Angeles

The family of a father in Culver City has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after a police officer shot him in the back as he fled a car chase. Guillermo Medina’s wife and children, along with their attorney, announced the suit Tuesday, saying Medina was not armed and posed no imminent threat of death … Read more

House Bill 1071 would allow psychologists to prescribe psychiatric medications

As a community pediatrician, I see and treat children daily with behavioral health needs and who lack access to mental health resources. Like our elected officials, pediatricians are committed to finding the right solutions to address Colorado’s children’s mental health crisis, and as clinicians, we’re guided by the Hippocratic Oath “First, do no harm.” When … Read more

The Richmond Corporation Sheriff’s Office is responding to a funding shortfall for mental health

Augusta, Georgia (WRDW/WAGT) — The I-TEAM reveals new information about the death of an Augusta man at the hands of the Richmond County Sheriff’s office. Nelson Graham’s family says he was suffering from a mental health crisis which is why they reached out to MPs for help. They now regret that call for help after … Read more

Missouri Republican pushes to legalize ‘magic mushrooms’ to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder. • Missouri Independent

The magic in ‘magic mushrooms’ may have the power to defeat PTSD, and a St. Charles County Republican deputy wants to make it Legal in a therapy setting. State Representative Tony Lovasco of O’Fallon is not a hippie. He says he’s never eaten psilocybin mushrooms or smoked a joint. “I’ve never smoked a cigarette before,” … Read more

With his new movie Speak to Me, Dix Hills artist Kurt Damas hopes to shed light on men’s mental health

The grief that followed the death of his close friend Kurt Damas last year changed his view of mental health. The loss he experienced was a catalyst for Damas, who had also lost his uncle, to write and direct a film that he hoped would help start a conversation about it. Psychological healthEspecially among men. … Read more

Celebrations can benefit your health and well-being

Perceived social support is an important factor in maintaining mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that individuals with higher levels of perceived social support have better mental and physical health outcomes, and are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, and stress. New research finds that celebrations that highlight accomplishments can enhance the perception of … Read more

Two schools of thought on student safety: police presence, and behavioral health

Comprehensive school behavioral health systems Promote safety rates, academic success and attendance, and help reduce special education referrals, school disciplinary actions, emergency room visits and hospitalization, and the prevalence and severity of mental illness. Every student deserves to feel safe at school, and a concerted effort to implement comprehensive behavioral health services and prompt support … Read more