Electroconvulsive therapy, known as ECT, has long been mischaracterized in pop culture, but in truth, this is a safe and effective treatment that has provided a road to recovery for many people with hard-to-treat depression. In this episode, we’ll talk with Dr. Sarah Hollingsworth “Holly” Lisanby, an internationally recognized innovator in ECT and other brain […]
An in-depth look at Kristina Saffran’s journey with Anorexia Nervosa.
What is your ‘why’: 5 common reasons people support Mental Health America MHA Admin Mon, 12/04/2023 – 16:56 December 05, 2023 by Jennifer Molina One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is hearing stories from donors and their “why” – why they choose to give generously to Mental Health America (MHA). Just recently, […]
The National Institutes of Health is inviting high school students ages 16-18 to participate in an essay contest on the topic of mental health stigma.
Adult autism: Seeking an official diagnosis MHA Admin Thu, 11/30/2023 – 11:57 December 01, 2023 by Kristen Abell A little over a year ago, I started to wonder if maybe I was autistic. Not one to let things go (also known as hyperfixation), my exploration led me to reading scientific books about autism spectrum disorder […]
States should prioritize youth mental health: Governors Association Playbook is a welcome guide MHA Admin Thu, 11/30/2023 – 10:03 December 01, 2023 by Caren Howard, Jose Caballero, and Marcus Alston As legislators prepare for a new year and grapple with budget decisions that put to use their surplus or address shortfalls, there are significant opportunities […]
Guest post: 5 tips for grandfamilies facing mental health concerns MHA Admin Wed, 11/29/2023 – 17:03 November 30, 2023 by Jaia Peterson Lent The U.S. is in a child and adolescent mental health emergency, on top of a national mental health crisis for Americans of all ages. While everyone can be impacted, there is one […]
Guest blog: 3 misconceptions of using injectable antipsychotic treatment for schizophrenia MHA Admin Tue, 11/21/2023 – 13:12 November 29, 2023 by Eric Hughes, M.D., Ph.D. Societal perceptions of schizophrenia are often sensationalized and shrouded in stigmas that can lead to misconceptions and the spread of inaccurate information both outside and within the community. These negative […]
On October 23, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announced the creation of a new Division of Data Science and Technology (DST).
The symposium will bring together people living with mental illness, clinicians, and communities to reflect on past and present challenges in mental health research and chart a more inclusive path forward.