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Mental Health Concerns for Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.

On Thursday, Lori Edelson, LMSW, LMFT, taught a single-session course for SOAR (Society of Active Retirees) about “Mental Health Concerns for  Seniors; Individual, Couple, and Family Issues.” Lori cited US Census Bureau information indicating that in 2030, all baby boomers will be older than 65.  One in every five US residents will be a senior […]

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July is Minority Mental Health Month

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The US House of Representatives proclaimed July as this special month in 2008, aiming to improve access to mental health treatment and services through increased public awareness. Organizations of all types and sizes are encouraged to use this wonderful opportunity to create mental […]

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Mind Over Matter Run and National Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. To kick off this month devoted to reducing stigma for mental health treatment and raising awareness for suicide prevention Royal Oak hosted the 8th Annual Mind Over Matter (MOM) 5K race on May 4, 2013. Survivors, victims, advocates, friends, families, and fit-minded  people joined together to bring attention […]

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Right Amount of Exercise Can Boost Mental Health

But too much time spent working out can have psychological downside, experts warn FRIDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — People who exercise 2.5 to 7.5 hours a week have better mental health, but more than that is associated with poorer mental health, a new study suggests. Researchers compared mental health to exercise by analyzing self-reported […]

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People with Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) — Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are common among people with implanted heart defibrillators, but improved patient education and ongoing psychological support can help them cope. That’s the message in a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) restores normal heart rhythm and […]

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Health Tip: Considering Counseling?

Therapy may help you deal with depression, loss or anger (*this news item will not be available after 01/01/2013) By Diana Kohnle Wednesday, October 3, 2012 (HealthDay News) — Psychological counseling can help people cope with myriad difficult physical or emotional issues. The American Academy of Family Physicians says psychological therapy may benefit people dealing […]

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Child Health Day

October 1, 2012 is Child Health Day. The purpose of Child Health Day is to raise awareness of how to improve and protect the health of the Nation’s children. A recent article in Huffington Post, from psychology expert and author, Lisa Firestone, draws attention to the psychological health issues that affect kids in the U.S. […]

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People with Implantable Defibrillators May Need More Mental Health Support

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26 (HealthDay News) — Depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder are common among people with implanted heart defibrillators, but improved patient education and ongoing psychological support can help them cope. That’s the message in a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) restores normal heart rhythm and […]

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Unemployment Causes More Mental Health Problems Among Somalis In London Than In Minneapolis

Main Category: Mental HealthAlso Included In: Public HealthArticle Date: 11 Sep 2012 – 1:00 PDT Current ratings for:Unemployment Causes More Mental Health Problems Among Somalis In London Than In Minneapolis Somali immigrants to the UK and USA appear to integrate better and have fewer mental health problems if they are allowed to work and they […]

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Spirituality May Boost Mental Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) — Spirituality can be uplifting for your mental health, according to a new study. University of Missouri researchers examined the results of three surveys that asked Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Protestants about their personalities, levels of spirituality and physical and mental health. Among people in all five faiths, a […]

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Mental Health Care Crisis Faced by Baby Boomers

The Institute of Medicine reported last week that as many as 1 in 5 seniors in America has a mental health or substance abuse problem.  The Institute of Medicine believes the burden of mental illness and substance abuse problems in older adults in the U.S. is reaching crisis proportions due to the size of the […]

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June is Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month. In a recent online post, National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, shed light on the differences between depression in Men and Women.  According to NIMH, men may be more likely to feel tired and irritable, lose interest in work, family and hobbies. Men are also more likely to have difficulty […]

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Birmingham Mental Health Clinic Reports on Affect of High Fat Foods on the Brain

Mental health treatment experts at the Birmingham Maple Clinic recently reported that research published by the University of Montreal Hospital may add support to the theory that the vicious cycle of overeating due to being depressed, sad or anxious is based on how food affects an individual’s brain and hormones within the body. Lori Edelson, clinic spokesperson and […]

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Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Wednesday May 9, 2012 is Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Awareness Day in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children’s mental health. The overarching purpose is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care […]

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Closures of Public Mental Health Facilities in Chicago Brings Protests & Arrests

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is under fire for the recent closure of the Woodlawn Mental Health Clinic and the city’s growing list of publicly funded mental health closures slated for later this year.  According to NBC Chicago, police arrested 23 Woodland Mental Health Clinic patients, workers and supporters who had barricaded themselves inside the clinic […]

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The Link Between Violence and Women’s Mental Health

As we learn more and more about the effects of domestic violence and non-domestic violence on women, it has become clear that even after a woman has healed from the physical injuries incurred by violence, there are often mental problems that can occur later on down the road.  In fact, a women’s mental health is […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week Brings Attention to Depression in the US

In 1990, U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Health Awareness Week. October 2-8, 2011 was designated as a week to raise awareness of mental health treatment and the needs of those dealing with mental illness.  This year October 6, 2011 was also recognized as National Depression Screening Day. Did you know […]

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Mental Health Update

This site presents new information about the many facets of mental health that is continually emerging from around the world. The Mental Health Update highlights some of that information, where it comes from, and what its relevance is to therapy for today’s world.  Articles are presented as information only and should not be considered as a  recommendation […]

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