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Broad Institute's groundbreaking announcement on psychiatric research Promoted

On Tuesday, July 22, at 10 a.m. ET the Broad Institute and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research delivered a groundbreaking announcement about psychiatric research research.
Promoted Content by David Silverberg

One in three Alzheimer's cases is 'preventable'

New research from the University of Cambridge argues that one in three cases of Alzheimer's disease worldwide is preventable.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Many factors contributed to Rodger's massacre

Santa Barbara - Whenever a mass murder occurs in America, the tragedy is politicized before the bodies of the victims reach the morgue. Instantly the cause of the massacre is simplified, by wrongfully placing the blame on a single entity.
In the Media by Ben Morris

Canadians' mental health records shared with FBI, border patrol

Toronto - Canadian police departments have been sharing mental health information of Canadians by uploading it to a database that the FBI and U.S. Customs has access to, which has been used to deny entry by border control agents.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 4 comments

Op-Ed: It’s not about the police, but how they are trained

Fullerton - The jury in the Kelly Thomas case in delivered a verdict of not guilty. As you may recall, the central issue was the responsibility for the death of Thomas.
In the Media by Bob Pinzler

Disturbed sleep and nightmares may point to psychotic disorders

New research has warned that nightmares and disturbed sleep patterns in children may be an early warning sign of psychotic disorders in later life.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Genetic complexities of schizophrenia revealed

Two new studies provide insight into the genetics of schizophrenia and the results show once again how complex the condition is.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Canadian initiatives to support mental health

Toronto - Grand Challenges Canada, an organization funded by the government of Canada has announced it is to fund three key initiatives relating to global mental health issues.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Op-Ed: One in ten children have ADHD and have the diagnoses to prove it

According to a fairly recent study, ADHD diagnoses for children between the ages of 4 and 17 years old have risen by 42% in the last decade. If these diagnoses are true, more than one in 10 U.S. children have ADHD.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Mental health and Obamacare

Notwithstanding the current technical glitches and continuing controversies surrounding it, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to make a real difference on the mental health of millions of Americans.
In the Media by Michael Terron - 12 comments

No link between psychedelic drugs and mental health issues

A new study suggests that using psychedelic drugs does not increase a person's risk of developing mental health problems.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 9 comments

The best way to exercise your brain? Have an orgasm.

New Brunswick - The importance of keeping your body healthy through a healthy diet and exercise has been well documented for years but did you know that providing your brain with a daily mental workout will keep your brain healthy?
In the Media by Jay McClung - 3 comments

Op-Ed: 4 Ways technology is changing the treatment of mental illness

Mental health problems are mounting on a global scale and technology is rising to meet the challenge of helping to treat them.
In the Media by Anna Johansson

Medical staff to help police with mental health cases

London - The U.K. government has embarked upon a new scheme where trained nurses will assist police officers attending to mental health emergencies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

New research suggests suicide is a mental disorder

With suicide rates higher than ever, scientists debate classifying suicidal tendencies as a behavior disorder. Continuing research will ultimately determine whether suicide stems from a behavior disorder or is in response to a mood disorder.
In the Media by Ashley Woods - 1 comment

Mental health training to be offered to military veterans

London - The U.K. government has decided to offer support to military veterans suffering from mental health problems. This will be through a new nationwide training program.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Dealing with depression Special

For far too long now I have suffered with depression; it wasn’t until recently that I have started to find the strength to overcome it. For years depression had ruled my life and I finally decided that I was not going to let it control me any more.
Digital Journal Report by Jane Fazackarley - 6 comments

Challenges for Jimmy Rave create opportunities for James Guffey Special

Atlanta - This past weekend, I went to New York City to watch my friends wrestle. It had been a while since I had been on the road so some of the faces were a bit unfamiliar. One in particular was a guy named James Guffey, known to his fans as "Jimmy Rave."
Digital Journal Report by Layne Weiss

Op-Ed: Cannabis users linked to mental illness?

Many people throughout the world use cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana. But, according to a new study, people who have a mental illness are now linked to using marijuana more than people without a mental illness. I don't believe it to be true.
In the Media by Johnnie Guerrio - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Supreme Court Must Look at LGBTQ+ Mental Health Issues

Continuing to evade this historically divisive issue is simply no longer possible. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) must consider the issue of mental health in all its LGBTQ+ deliberations.
In the Media by Karen Edwards - 1 comment

Antipsychotic drug use increases for Medicaid kids

New research, from the U.S., has shown that antipsychotic drugs among Medicaid-insured children were prescribed five times more often than for children with private insurance from 1997 to 2006.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Toronto housing project Home/Chez Soi will continue

In Canada there are safety nets for those who need a hand up but what about for those who need more than just a boost? Mentally ill street people have fallen through the cracks for years but that could be changing.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Myth of the resilient child: Bullied children hurt as adults

Durham - The childhood saying "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt me," may have been wrong after all according to a new study that finds adults bullied as children carry the scars of their experience within them for decades.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 13 comments

Op-Ed: A clinician's view on over-medicating children

New York - I currently intern as a clinician at a Day Treatment Center located in the Bronx in New York City. Here, I have seen firsthand how children with mental disorders are immediately prescribed medication as a "quick fix" to their problems.
In the Media by Samiyah Currimbhoy - 6 comments

The Dandy Highwayman returns: Adam Ant's first album in 17 years

Adam Ant yesterday released a new album entitled ‘Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter.’ The new album is the London born artist’s first since the release of ‘Wonderful’ in 1995.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Nigerian media urged on mental health awareness Special

A consultant psychiatrist is calling on the Nigerian media to support efforts at creating awareness about mental health issues in Africa's most populous country.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

Op-Ed: Music's Universal Appeal

The increased use of music therapy as a primary treatment and the combined use of music therapy with other therapies has helped treat a wide array of conditions and diseases.
In the Media by Diane Creston - 2 comments

Op-Ed: It's you I'll remember, this Movember

Dubbed the 'month of the mustache,' you may notice a lot of men in your area wearing one for a global movement called Movember, to raise awareness and funds towards men's health, which brings me back to the memory of the only friend I've truly lost.
In the Media by Alexandra Christopoulos

Launch of Movember with Movember & Sons Special

Sydney - Movember is an event where men grow moustaches during the month of November, hence the portmanteau ‘Mo-vember’. Movember raises money and awareness for prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives.
Digital Journal Report by Richard Milnes

Is the stress of city living making us mentally ill? Special

Studies have shown that people living in large cities have more mental disorders than those living in rural areas and that the cause is stress. This is a serious matter when more than half of the people in the world live in large cities.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 19 comments
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Cloth embroidered by a schizophrenia sufferer
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Jeff Moat, President of Partners for Mental Health
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Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto's Dundas Square
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Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto's Dundas Square
Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto s Dundas Square
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Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto's Dundas Square Casey
People with mental and psychosocial disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in developin...
People with mental and psychosocial disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in developing countries. Even though development actors have pledged to focus their work on the most vulnerable in a community, many programmes continue to ignore and exclude this vulnerable group.
Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto s Dundas Square
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Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto's Dundas Square
A walk on a path by the lagoon can soothe the mind and relieve stress.
A walk on a path by the lagoon can soothe the mind and relieve stress.
Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto s Dundas Square
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Not Myself Today-wall of moods at Toronto's Dundas Square

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