A Louisiana woman paralyzed after a suicide attempt shows warning signs of mental health struggles

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — A River Parish woman who attempted suicide as a teen has made it her mission to save others. Six years ago, competitive cheerleader from a hipster home, Emma Benoit, was a 16-year-old who seemed to have it all outside. “I was really struggling with how to navigate my life,” says Benoit. … Read more

Mutilation of an inmate highlights problems with mental care in prison

By Travis Lawler, The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee Death row prisoner Henry Hodges, John Hall, has long been warned that he is in danger due to extreme negligence by prison authorities, after spending three decades in solitary confinement with very little human contact or interaction. In a federal lawsuit filed by Hall … Read more

Researchers develop a new device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of California, San Diego, has developed a device to measure cervical nerve activity in humans, a new tool that they say could help improve treatments for patients with sepsis, a life-threatening response. Infections, and mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The device is … Read more

Family drama? How to keep your mental health intact during the holidays – NBC6 South Florida

We all know the holidays can be either the most magical time of the year or the most stressful. From heated political debates with family to calendars crammed with back-to-back holiday parties, this time of year can wreak havoc on just about anyone. Moms With a Mic’s Julia Bagg caught up with Kid Create Studio … Read more

A psychologist tells you why you need to escape the toxic world of self-help

Selling self help. But it may not lead to self-improvement. GT Many people come to therapy and wonder why consuming self-help content is not helping them. They ask questions like: “I’ve read more self-help books than anyone I know. It makes me feel inferior because other people don’t seem to need it as much as … Read more

Europe’s mental health crisis in the data: Which country uses the most antidepressants?

Global consumption of antidepressant (AD) drugs has increased dramatically in the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. Use of antidepressants increased by nearly two and a half times from 2000 to 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows … Read more

The social impact of hidradenitis suppurativa associated with poor QOL, and mental health burden

Patients with HS who reported feelings of stigma due to their condition had worse quality of life and higher levels of depression and social anxiety compared to those who did not report feelings of stigmatization. .’s social impact hidradenitis HS may increase the burden of quality of life (QOL) and risk of adverse behavioral health … Read more

Expanding Medicaid would reduce roadblocks to affordable mental health care

Hollis Hackman Everyone in Wyoming knows someone who has mental health issues. Mental health problems affect a wide range of people across the state, from all walks of life. When people receive help and treatment for mental health, their outcomes improve dramatically. But for many low-income Wyoming residents who don’t have health insurance, help is … Read more

A looming mental health crisis

Raised with a big heart and an inquisitive mind, Reese Fassett spent her adolescence learning and worrying about the planet and its protection. She has made her motto “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and by 15 years old, she has become a vegetarian to reduce the environmental impact of her diet. A year later, when her friends … Read more

Partnership helps mental health services for 150 MT . schools

Many small, rural, and tribal schools in Montana will have improved access to basic mental health services through a partnership made possible by a federal grant. partnership between Professional Learning Cooperative of Western Montanaa non-profit organization that provides professional development opportunities for educators, and Montana Small Schools AllianceIt will also provide rural schools with violence … Read more