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NAMI Seeks Volunteers for Pilot Program on PTSD Education

November 11, 2016

In recognition of Veterans’ Day and those who serve our country, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is preparing to launch a new program to explain some of the most common treatment options for people experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The program was created for service members and Veterans, but it’s also more »

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Can Metabolic Therapy Help People with Treatment-Resistant Depression?

November 10, 2016

Research funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) sought to answer the questions: Are metabolic abnormalities more likely for people with treatment-resistant depression? Might they respond to metabolic treatment? These are important questions to answer as 15% of cases of major depressive disorder are refractory to treatment. Treatment resistant depression can result in more »

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An Artist Photographs His Depression to Destigmatize Mental Illness

July 13, 2016

In his latest series of photographs, Abstract Peaces, South African photographer Tsoku Maela turns the lens on himself, taking us along on his personal quest to find peace in spite of his lifelong experience with depression and anxiety. The artist chronicles his journey as a way to express himself in a culture where mental illness more »

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Why Self-Esteem Is Important For Mental Health

July 12, 2016

Although low self-esteem is not categorized as a mental health condition in itself, there are clear links between the way we feel about ourselves and our overall mental and emotional wellbeing. U.K.-based charity, Teenage Minds, defines self-esteem as “how a person feels about themselves and what they do.” So a person with high self-esteem believes they more »

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The mental health care system in Massachusetts is broken

June 29, 2016

Massachusetts, formerly a leader in mental health policy, now spends less on mental health care than any other state in New England. The state’s network of public psychiatric hospitals has been shut down, with little to replace them. Due to personal liberty laws, mental health patients have the right to refuse treatment, even if they are more »

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