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2013-05-01 12:39:19

The first article in a landmark series to help health care workers and providers, donors, and decision makers understand the importance of including mental health care in global health programs is being published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Giving a global perspective on integrating mental health into health services around the world, the series focuses on mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders. Although these disorders account for an increasing burden of disease,...

2013-05-01 08:31:19

DEBUTING MAY 1 at CHILDMIND.ORG/SPEAKUP NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off National Mental Health Awareness Month, starting on May 1 the Child Mind Institute presents Speak Up for Kids, a month-long online dialogue to promote children's mental health and help eliminate barriers to care. Responding to President Obama's call for a national conversation about mental health in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Speak Up for Kids brings together the nation's mental health...

2013-04-15 12:27:55

Sandy Hook Organization Focused on Two-Pronged Approach to Reducing Violence NEWTOWN, Conn., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Avielle Foundation, formed in January with a goal of preventing violence through brain health research and the fostering of community initiatives, today announced its scientific advisory board (SAB) comprised of world-renowned experts in psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience. Introduced by the organization's co-founders, Jeremy Richman, Ph.D., and...

Mental Health Important For Maintaining A Healthy Body
2013-02-18 13:00:49

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Many people have likely called in sick from work opting for a personal “mental health day.” While this could just be a fancy excuse to play hooky from work, researchers are finding that actual brain health could be just as important a physical health. Professor Barbara Sahakian, of the University of Cambridge neuroscience department, has focused much of her gray matter studies on the understanding of the neural basic...

2013-01-16 16:25:59

Statement by Linda Rosenberg, President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "As part of his recommendations to protect our communities from gun violence, President Obama today rightly called for Mental Health First Aid training to help teachers and staff recognize the signs of mental health disorders in young people and find them appropriate care. "The youth version of Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based...

2013-01-15 07:18:27

Police Foundation convenes practitioners, policy makers, and researchers for systematic review of existing research and best practices focused on risk assessment and intervention WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, CT, last month, and amid the complex ongoing political debate about the role of firearms in incidents of mass violence in America, the Washington, DC-based Police Foundation yesterday convened a distinguished...

2013-01-07 12:28:36

Urges Leaders to Identify, Implement Solutions That Expand Capacity, Capabilities of Mental Health Programs and Services ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today called on President Obama and Congress to take action in response to the Newtown tragedy by identifying and implementing solutions that expand the capacity and capabilities of the nation's mental health programs and services. In letters to the President and Members of Congress, the...

2012-12-14 16:20:55

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Child Mind Institute (www.childmind.org) raised over $6.4 million at its third annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street Wednesday night. These funds are critical in allowing the Child Mind Institute to continue its life-changing children's mental health care, pursuing scientific breakthroughs, and expanding education and outreach efforts. This includes wide-ranging work with children and families across the New York area...

2012-10-22 11:26:51

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASAColumbia(TM)) announced today that Dr. Herb Pardes, has been elected to its board of directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/CASALOGO) Dr. Pardes serves as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He was President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare...

2012-10-10 07:28:40

ARLINGTON, Va. and CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Partnership for Workplace Mental Health, a program of the American Psychiatric Foundation, and Employers Health, an Ohio-based employer coalition, announced a collaboration to develop a new educational program in the workplace to help decrease stigma associated with depression, which is a leading cause of lost productivity. The depression education program is designed to help motivate employees and their families to...