About Mental Health
There’s a reason adults don’t pick up Japanese or learn how to kite surf. It’s ridiculously hard. In stark contrast, young people can learn the most difficult things relatively easily. Polynomials, Chinese, skateboarding — no problem! Neuroplasticity — the brain’s...read more
Tracking athletes’ performances could shed light on psychological conditions that are notoriously difficult to quantify. Faced with a crippling depression, Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt would wake every morning wanting nothing more than to go back to bed. “I was...read more
Mental illness and addiction touches nearly everyone but they’re not generally topics of discussion at the water cooler. Tuesday, however, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Native Americans and others joined together with officials with the county’s Behavioral...read more
Society’s attitude toward psychological disorders needs to change. It’s no secret that there’s a veil of shame surrounding mental illness. Nearly one in five American adults will experience a mental health disorder in a given year. Yet only 25 percent of people with a...read more
At 6:00 a.m. on Sept. 8, 2016, my daughter, son-in-law and I went to join our American Foundation for Suicide Prevention colleagues and supporters to appear on “Good Morning America.” We were all excited, dressed in our lively bright blue “Be the Voice #StopSuicide”...read more
Are celebrities changing how we talk about mental illness and the importance of getting the help one needs? #stigmafree #allmindsmatter
Sharon Osbourne: ‘I Had a Complete and Utter Breakdown,’ Woke Up in the Hospital A tough time. Sharon Osbourne revealed on a new episode of The Talk that she was depressed and had an emotional breakdown in May 2015, causing her to take a monthlong hiatus from the CBS...read more
The Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) services of San Mateo County is in full operation and here to help!
Team devoted to people with mental illness: Laura’s Law sparked implementation of treatment service. To assist individuals with serious mental illness who have fallen “through the cracks,” a Health System team has been formed to help improve their quality of life. The...read more
Mental illness is not a partisan issue—it is an issue that affects all of America. On Monday, August 29th, Secretary Clinton released her agenda for supporting Americans who live with mental health conditions. Mr. Trump discusses mental health on his website under...read more
The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases.
Stop calling Trump ‘crazy.’ It demeans those with mental illness. Perpetuation of stigmatizing, outdated stereotypes makes it harder for those experiencing mental illness to seek the treatment they need. Patrick J. Kennedy is the author, with Stephen Fried, of “A...read more
A movement toward largely nonmusical approaches, focused on holistic recovery rather than symptom treatment, is growing in the United States. By Benedict Carey HOLYOKE, Mass. — Some of the voices inside Caroline White’s head have been a lifelong comfort, as...read more