Mental Health Industry News

February 29, 2024

9 Best TED Talks To Watch During Women’s History Month

This Women's History Month, learn from some of the world's most daring women leaders — and their TED Talks.

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February 07, 2024

Coping with Community Violence Together

Coping with community violence has become more complicated since the onset of COVID-19. There has been a steady increase in mass violence in our country, with data from the CDC showing a 35% increase in gun homicides between 2019 and 2022 alone.1 This increase in mass violence can take a toll on our collective mental health2, 3, which is only compounded by the ever-present effects of COVID-19 and the associated loss of loved ones.

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February 04, 2024

Addressing Disparities by Diversifying Behavioral Health Research

During the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues, like anxiety and depression, increased for many individuals, especially for persons of color. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than five million (17.3 percent) African American adults reported having a mental illness. Among those with a mental illness, 1.4 million (27 percent) had a serious mental illness. A serious mental illness is a mental illness that impacts an individual’s ability to function.

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February 01, 2024

Suicide Warning Signs and Prevention Strategies for Older Adults

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, older adults (age 65 and over) represented 16 percent of the total U.S. population in 2019. And in 2020, older adults ages 50 to 85+ accounted for 19,968 deaths for a crude rate of 16.86 per 100,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System. Recognizing this population is disproportionately affected, it’s critical that we address suicide prevention in this group of Americans.

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January 30, 2024

Supporting the Behavioral Health Needs of Our Nation’s Veterans

On Veterans Day, we set aside time to honor the contributions of those who have served. Throughout our nation’s history, millions of Americans have answered the call to uniformed service, and they often continue to lead in their communities once they are out of uniform. Every year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition out of active-duty service and return to civilian life.

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March 27, 2023

Supporting Mental Health of Immigrant Women

Supporting Mental Health of Immigrant Women Maria.Fleitas Mon, 03/27/2023 - 10:51 am

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March 20, 2023

Digital Access: A Super Determinant of Health

Digital Access: A Super Determinant of Health Maria.Fleitas Mon, 03/20/2023 - 10:47 am

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March 15, 2023

Why My Autism & ADHD Diagnoses Were the Best Thing To Ever Happen To Me

Discover how one writer found her true identity and learned to love herself after receiving her autism & ADHD diagnoses as an adult.

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