Category Mental Health

CDC Expands Violent Death Reporting: Great News for Suicide Prevention

Care for Your Mind

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on September 5, 2018, new state grants to integrate the final 10 states into the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS): Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Wyoming. NVDRS will now receive data on violent deaths from all 50 states; Washington, DC; and Puerto Rico.

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A Terrible Week … But New Hope?

Susan Weinstein

Susan Weinstein
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

Two people seemingly having the best of everything died by suicide last week. Based on averages, so did 863 others in the U.S. That’s enough for us to interrupt our regularly-scheduled posts.

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What Can We Do for Caregivers?

Susan Weinstein, J.D.
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

In this, our last post during Mental Health Month 2018, we look at caregivers – the people, often family members, who support their loved ones living with a mental health condition in getting and staying well. How can we address policies and practices that adversely affect a caregiver’s involvement, even when desired by the person in care?

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Where We Are with Mood Disorders, Part 2

Scott T. Aaronson

Scott T. Aaronson, MD
Director, Clinical Research Programs
Sheppard Pratt Health System

Our Mental Health Awareness Month series continues with Dr. Scott Aaronson talking about depression treatment developments and what’s on the horizon.

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Where We Are with Mood Disorders, Part 1

Scott T. Aaronson

Scott T. Aaronson, MD
Director, Clinical Research Programs
Sheppard Pratt Health System

During this Mental Health Awareness Month, we spoke with Dr. Scott Aaronson about where we are with care for mood disorders and what we have to look forward to.

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Epilepsy Skill-Building Provides Lessons for Mental Health

Ron Manderscheid

Ron Manderscheid, PhD
Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors and National Association for Rural Mental Health

Health strategies in the epilepsy field offer ideas for addressing mental health and substance use disorders.

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Advocacy Raises Awareness About Both PCOS and the Associated Mental Health Conditions

Anuja Dokras

Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, Director, PENN Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Center, Medical Director, Reproductive Surgical Facility
Carmina Charles, MD, Endocrinologist, Florida Hospital Diabetes and Endocrine Center
Sasha Ottey, Executive Director of PCOS Challenge, Inc.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common hormone disorder in women. Some parts of the world report that close to one-quarter of their female population is affected by PCOS. The impact of PCOS is far-reaching and can lead to some of the most distressing, painful, uncomfortable, and expensive burdens on health and quality of life.

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The State of Research on PCOS and Mental Health

Dr. John Barry

Dr. John Barry, Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, University College London

What we know about PCOS and mental health
Women with PCOS are more likely to experience depression and anxiety than other women. This is likely due to the unwanted symptoms of PCOS, such as acne, body hair, menstrual problems, fertility problems, and weight gain.

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