September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.
Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions that effect people when they are most vulnerable. Suicidal thoughts and Read More
He’s set to host the Voice Awards, which will honor Spike Lee and director Paul Dalio, among others, on Wednesday.
Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show thinks it’s time for the entertainment industry to start accurately portraying mental illnesses and substance abuse.
As a result of his work to raise awareness to mental health in general, Oz was asked to Read More
Each Mind Matters, it is for me, just the acknowledgement that everybody is deserving of mental health. Margaret
“Things happen and sometimes we don’t understand it, but ultimately, if we have hope and remember that we are all here for a reason and purpose, recovery is real and possible.” Scarlett
I think it’s important that every parent does or do as much as they can for their own child and go beyond Read More
Today, Directing Change held the fourth annual award ceremony at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, Calif. to honor statewide winners of its youth film contest.
Winners were selected in three separate categories: Mental Health Matters, Suicide Prevention and Through the Lens of Culture. The winners of the High School Mental Health Matters category were presented by Director/Screenwriter Gren Wells. Actor LaKeith Stanfield presented the winners for the High School Suicide Prevention category and Native American activist Michelle Enfield presented the Through the Lens of Read More
Imaging studies showed C4 (in green) located at the synapses of primary human neurons. Image courtesy of Heather de Rivera (McCarroll lab).
By Ken Duckworth | Jan. 29, 2016
In the scientific journal Nature, researchers from the Broad Institute, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital, among other sites, found a hypothesis that could be a key cause of schizophrenia. The researchers noted that people who had schizophrenia were more likely to have a certain type of a gene that promotes neural Read More
The Obama Administration issued a package of actions on Jan. 5, 2016 designed to reduce gun violence in America. NAMI’s Executive Director, Mary Giliberti, was invited and attended the announcement of these initiatives. Three of these proposed actions would apply specifically to mental health care. 1. The Administration proposes to add $500 million in new federal funding for mental health care. It is important to note that the additional funding proposed by the Administration will be subject to Congressional approval through the 2017 Read More