Category: Mental Health

  • Understanding sex differences in the brain is vital to mental health

    Understanding sex differences in the brain is vital to mental health

    sfam_photo/Shutterstock WE’VE heard it all. Male brains are bigger and better at spatial awareness. Female brains are geared to multitasking and emotional intelligence. Stereotypes of how sex influences behaviour abound, and as increasingly sophisticated brain-scanning techniques appear, more claims of such disparities have come to light. But, as we discover in our special feature on…

  • Maternal mental illness: An under-recognized contributor to the mortality of new mothers

    Maternal mental illness: An under-recognized contributor to the mortality of new mothers

    Painting a sobering picture, a research team led by Children’s National Hospital culled years of data demonstrating that maternal mental illness is an under-recognized contributor to the death of new mothers. They are calling for urgent action to address this public health crisis in the latest edition of JAMA Psychiatry.  Backed by dozens of peer-reviewed…

  • Kids at Play Launches New Mental Health Program

    Kids at Play Launches New Mental Health Program

    Mental health in children is often a topic that is overlooked, but a local indoor playground in Philadelphia is making sure kids get the help they deserve. Kids At Play which is an indoor playground that specializes in helping children reach their fullest potential by playing has just launched a new Mental Health Program that…

  • Understanding Access — Mental Health Care at the VA

    Understanding Access — Mental Health Care at the VA

    Take Advantage of Your VA Mental Health Benefits If you’re a veteran going through a health challenge such as prostate cancer, know that you also have mental health access and coverage through the VA. Dr. Kysa Christie, a clinical psychologist at the West Los Angeles VA, explained the level of care they offer veterans —…

  • Tip to help you build resilience from a mental health coach

    Tip to help you build resilience from a mental health coach

    WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — In this week’s Wellness Wednesday, life and mental health coach, Cheryl Bridges, spoke to DC News Now about the importance of building resilience. Bridges said, “Building resilience is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and emerge stronger on the other side.” She added that it’s important “because in the…

  • RAW: STUDY: MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH DRIVES DEATH RATE

    RAW: STUDY: MATERNAL MENTAL HEALTH DRIVES DEATH RATE

    WFMZ-TV 69 News provides news, weather, traffic, sports and family programming for the Lehigh Valley, Berks County, Southeastern Pa., Poconos and Western NJ including Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Reading, Kutztown, Emmaus, Quakertown, Stroudsburg, Philadelphia, Jim Thorpe, Doylestown, Phillipsburg, Flemington, Wilmington, and Newark. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Your…

  • Let’s not celebrate Black History Month without talking mental health

    Let’s not celebrate Black History Month without talking mental health

    By Christina Abby, DSW, LMSW, Director of Training & Curriculum, evolvedMD   Throughout Black History Month, the role Black Americans have played and continue to play throughout history is recognized and honored. It’s a chance to celebrate the rich cultural traditions and accomplishments of the Black community while also raising awareness about ongoing disparities deeply…

  • US Maternal Deaths Rise Due to Mental Health Issues

    Children’s National Hospital Painting a sobering picture, a research team led by Children’s National Hospital culled years of data demonstrating that maternal mental illness is an under-recognized contributor to the death of new mothers. They are calling for urgent action to address this public health crisis in the latest edition of JAMA Psychiatry. Backed by…

  • ‘Change the Ending’ campaign; mental health, addiction resources

    ‘Change the Ending’ campaign; mental health, addiction resources

    ‘Change the Ending’ campaign Kim Buechler and Hollie Millam join FOX6 WakeUp to tell us more about “Change the Ending.” <!–> In 2021, the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department announced a campaign to increase the awareness of community resources available for those struggling with mental health and addiction. Now, that program has expanded. Kim Buechler…

  • Maternal mental health conditions drive climbing death rate in US, research says

    Maternal mental health conditions drive climbing death rate in US, research says

    CNN  —  Maternal mental illness is the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the US, according to a new evidence review, but national initiatives developed to combat the issue often fail to prioritize mental health. The maternal mortality rate in the US is two- to threefold greater than in other high-income countries, and it has…