Reducing stress and supporting mental health

Students with intellectual disabilities (ID) face unique challenges during the transition to independent living on campus. Time management issues, relationship orientation, and dealing with stigma are just some of the challenges that must be faced. Brittany Powers first realized there were flaws in the system that operated in the Lifetime Health and Wellness Unit for … Read more

Superintendent Vargas makes references to quality of life and mental health during his county’s state speech

Superintendent Nora Vargas. Photo by Chris Stone Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors Nora Vargas He focused on improving life for families, a stronger economy, better infrastructure and mental health care, and fighting homelessness in his county’s state address Wednesday night. Speaking to a full crowd at the West Plaza County Management Center, Vargas, … Read more

What is postpartum psychosis? Psychologist explains mental illness associated with pregnancy

Last week’s tragedy in Duxbury shed light on postpartum mental health. Lindsey Clancy, of Allegedly, he suffered from postpartum depression, of many crimes after the death of her three young children in the family home. Clancy remains in the hospital with injuries sustained in an apparent suicide attempt. While authorities have not said whether or … Read more

The highest funded allotment in Alaska is a $99 million gym in Fort Wainwright. Officials say it will boost military mental health.

A military base at Fort Wainwright, photographed September 9, 2015. (Loren Holmes/ADN) WASHINGTON — The most expensive Alaskan project in a federal spending bill funds a $99 million gym in Fort Wainwright. The Fort Wainwright Fitness Center extension in Fairbanks will include an indoor track and AstroTurf field that military personnel and their families can … Read more

Headspace Health expands mental healthcare services to international markets

Company is adding on-demand behavioral health and training services and EAP services to its meditation and mindfulness offerings for employers headquartered outside the US, starting with the UK Santa Monica, Calif., January 31, 2023– (working wire) –Headspace healthHeadspace Health, provider of the world’s most comprehensive digital mental health platform, today announced the expansion of its … Read more

Review: Netflix’s “Gunther’s Millions” wraps up a study of mental health in a stunning spectacle

Maurizio Meian (right) and the members of I Magnifici 5 in the Netflix documentary series Gunther’s Millions. Image: Netflix A dog with 400 million dollars! Human Education Experiments! Madonna’s house! Netflix must hope that its latest docuseries “Gunther’s Millions” draws in legions of eye-catching thrill-seekers like “Tiger King” in 2020. But even though this narrow … Read more

Celebrations can benefit your health and well-being

Perceived social support is an important factor in maintaining mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that individuals with higher levels of perceived social support have better mental and physical health outcomes, and are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, and stress. New research finds that celebrations that highlight accomplishments can enhance the perception of … Read more

Attracting out-of-state professionals is just the first step in solving Montana’s health worker shortage

Kelly Larson Kaiser Health News Gina Eisenhart spent nearly six years as a licensed therapist in Colorado before deciding to move to a place where her services were greater. She has researched rural states facing a shortage of behavioral health providers and accepted a position as a clinical senior therapist at Chauder Children’s Hospital in … Read more

Two schools of thought on student safety: police presence, and behavioral health

Comprehensive school behavioral health systems Promote safety rates, academic success and attendance, and help reduce special education referrals, school disciplinary actions, emergency room visits and hospitalization, and the prevalence and severity of mental illness. Every student deserves to feel safe at school, and a concerted effort to implement comprehensive behavioral health services and prompt support … Read more