Mental Health America
- Alexandria, Virginia
Mental Health America is the leading community-based non-profit focused on promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.
When celebrities like Jared Padalecki speak out about their own experiences with mental health concerns, it helps others realize that they are not alone
Racism, including more subtle incidents called microaggressions, can cause individuals to have toxic stress responses. Toxic stress is linked to conditions such as depression. This blog post from the American Psychological Association explains the impacts that racism has on an individual's mental and physical health, and offers some strategies for coping. Read more
Why We Need a Paradigm Shift in Mental Health Care: The Case for Recovery Now!
Why is recovery important, because "The vast majority of people living with mental health conditions, even people diagnosed with serious mental illness, can enjoy a high quality of life in the community with access to the right kinds of services and supports. Read more from our partners Recovery Now
If you haven't seen Disney Pixar’s Inside Out movie yet, let's hope you take some time this weekend to do so - it is a great way to help you start the conversation with your child about their emotions and their mental health. Read or listen to this story from NPR that addresses the science behind the movie
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Mental Disorders in Children - CDC Releases First-Ever Report By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK, May 16 2013 (Reuters) - Up to 20 percent of children in the United States suffer from a mental disorder, and the number of kids diagnosed with one has been rising for more than a decade, according to a report released on Thursday by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. %2...
More children treated for anxiety because of exam pressure - Pressure on pupils to do well in exams at top independent schools has led to an increase in the number of children being treated for anxiety.