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Teen Depression Viral Video, National Depression Screening Day, and BMC’s Appearance on Fox 2 News

At a recent TEDxYouth event, 19-year-old Kevin Breel stood up in front of the audience and said “I suffer from depression.” In the 11 minute viral video, shown below, this emerging stand-up comedian explained what it felt like to grow up with a mental illness. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences … Read more

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 … Read more

National Stress Awareness Month: Stress-Relief After Tragedy

National Stress Awareness Month is ending in a week, but sadly most peoples’ stress won’t end with the month of April. Many people are still reeling from the bombing and shooting events in Boston as well, which only increases everyday stress. Experts share some tips on how to keep your stress levels at a minimum … Read more

National Sleep Day

The holidays, a time of family gathering and merriment, often also are a time of sleep deprivation. Why not start the New Year recognizing a little known holiday, National Sleep Day? Huffington Post reported January 3, 2013 is National Sleep Day. Along with this the online newspaper also collected a handful of findings about sleep … Read more

National Psychotherapy Day

September 25, 2012 is the first annual “National Psychotherapy Day.”  Therapist directory, Goodtherapy.org and The Psychotherapy Foundation announced on September 17, 2012 the mission of National Psychotherapy Day is doing anything that works to reduce the stigma of seeking psychotherapy, while drawing attention to its mental health benefits. Noah Rubinstein, LMFT and CEO of GoodTherapy.org … Read more

National Alcohol Screening Day

Thursday April 5, 2012 is National Alcohol Screening Day. National Alcohol Screening Day is an outreach, education and screening program that raises awareness about alcohol misuse and refers individuals with alcohol problems for further evaluation. It’s held every year on the Thursday of the first full week of April. Alcohol abuse is known to increase … Read more