About Mental Health
Teachers are missing signs of poor mental health among pupils by treating behavioural issues with discipline, researchers warn. By Jess Staufenber. Teachers are missing signs of poor mental health among pupils by treating behavioural issues with discipline and...read more
Everyone experiences anxiety now and again, but for sufferers of anxiety disorders, it can be overwhelming. Panic attacks, obsessive fear, and constant, gnawing worry can make sleeping, eating, and working a challenge. Understanding what it is like to live with an...read more
There’s a hot pink suitcase on the floor of Shariah Vroman-Nagy’s bedroom. The 18-year-old is packing for a trip to Disneyland, one of several she takes with her family every year. “Let’s see, I need a hairbrush,” she says, moving past the collection of Mickey Mouse...read more
Maria Spivey was driving the #1 bus in San Diego one spring day two years ago, when her cellphone started ringing and ringing. She figured it was her 17-year-old daughter Chloe. “There was no way I could stop and answer the phone,” she remembers. So she kept going....read more
WASHINGTON — As Chase Sherman was returning home with his parents and fiancée from his brother’s wedding in November, he began to hallucinate. Apparently reacting to synthetic marijuana he took days earlier, he bit his girlfriend and tried to jump out of the back seat...read more
NAMI, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), is releasing a groundbreaking new report, Preparing for the Unimaginable: How chiefs can safeguard officer mental health before and after mass casualty events.
In 2014, NAMI met with Chief Michael Kehoe of the Newtown (Conn.) Police Department to help develop a roadmap for navigating the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Working with Chief Kehoe, NAMI convened an expert advisory group—the first of its...read more
Frieda Hughes is a painter and poet. She is also the daughter of two giants of the literary world, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, and didn’t read her parents’ poetry until her mid-30s. Frieda Hughes is thumbing through her first book of poetry, trying to find the poem...read more
There are between 7,000 and 10,000 people living without shelter in San Francisco. Many of them live in tents on the streets, victims of drug abuse, mental illness or the rapid rise of the cost of living in the city. For residents familiar with the crisis, news...read more
Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids might be acting out, which makes it difficult for a teacher in a crowded classroom to figure out the root cause. But even...read more
The Washington Post: If health-care providers can’t overcome the stigma of mental illness, who will?
Opinions Nathaniel P. Morris is a student at Harvard Medical School. In medical school, we take dozens of tests. But I’ll never forget a multiple-choice quiz that I once took on my own. It wasn’t assigned, and I didn’t want anyone to know I was taking it. I locked the...read more