Mental Health Industry News

April 28, 2024

Genetic breakthrough clarifies why Parkinson’s disease develops and hints at ways to halt it

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative movement disorder that progresses relentlessly. It gradually impairs a person’s ability to function until they ultimately become immobile and often develop dementia.

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April 23, 2024

What fans with OCD, anxiety are saying about John Green’s latest movie, ‘Turtles All the Way Down’

John Green's latest movie adaptation tells the story of a teen girl living with OCD. With a May 2 release, fans are starting to see early screenings of the film.

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April 02, 2024

LEGO stores just completely changed the way they support autistic shoppers

LEGO will enhance accessibility in stores worldwide with new shopping features, in hopes of creating a more inclusive environment for all LEGO lovers.

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April 01, 2024

The Importance of Disaster Behavioral Health: Why it Matters

From devastating wildfires, tornadoes, and mudslides to mass shootings and terrorist attacks, it’s almost impossible to turn on the news these days without seeing a report about another disaster. Natural and human-caused disasters are increasing in frequency, duration, and severity.

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March 31, 2024

This building in Detroit was transformed into permanent housing for veterans experiencing homelessness

Four organizations in the city and a national partner used their relationships and data to reduce homelessness toward “functional zero.”

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March 28, 2024

New study discovers blood test can predict dementia more than a decade before official diagnosis

Scientists have discovered a blood test detecting specific proteins could predict dementia before a person receives an official diagnosis.

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March 27, 2024

LGBTQ+ folks can now text a new mental health hotline

The new service is a partnership between Crisis Text Line and FOLX Health, hoping to reach more LGBTQ+ youth in crisis.

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March 26, 2024

Graduation rates for students with disabilities are improving in these states

The high school diploma is a rite of passage for many Americans. It comes with greater earning potential, improved employability, and creates a path to higher education. Still, not all children face the same barriers to graduating.

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