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Links to some recent media coverage and publications regarding mental health concerns...

USA Today Series: The Cost of Not Caring: Mental Health in America (NAMI National was involved with the content)

 Cost of not caring: Nowhere to go
http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/05/12/mental-health-system-crisis/7746535/

 Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone
http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/06/25/stigma-of-mental-illness/9875351/

 Mental illness cases swamp criminal justice system
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/21/mental-illness-law-enforcement-cost-of-not-caring/9951239/

 Mental Disorders Keep Thousands of Homeless on the Streets
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/27/mental-health-homeless-series/14255283/

 40,000 suicides annually, yet America simply shrugs
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/09/suicide-mental-health-prevention-research/15276353/

 The Fortunate Mother: Caring for a son with schizophrenia
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/11/16/schizophrenia-mental-illness-treatment/18647395/

 Substance abuse treatment often impossible to find
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/19/mental-health-and-addiction/19861509/

 Solutions to woes of mentally ill exist but aren't used
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/22/solutions-mental-illness/18816843/

 Early intervention could change nature of schizophrenia
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/12/31/early-intervention-mental-illness/18183737/

The best psychology books of 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/15/best-psychology-books-2014-being-mortal-adam-phillips-freud

 Long-distance caregiving…
http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/long-distance-caregiving-getting-started?utm_source=20141201_LDCgetstarted&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ealert

 "Whole-person" philosophy specifically espoused by Medicaid in the context of Health Home
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/organizations/2015/01/how-to-make-samshas-health-homes-work-for-the-homeowners/

 Treating depression: drugs or therapy?
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/to-treat-depression-drugs-or-therapy/

 Most People With Depression not Getting Treatment, Survey Finds
http://time.com/3615353/depression-seeking-treatment/

 Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find strange, or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help. A report by the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Edited by Anne Cooke

https://www.bps.org.uk/system/files/user-files/Division%20of%20Clinical%20Psychology/public/understanding_psychosis_-_final_19th_nov_2014.pdf

Schizophrenia risk;  " ... at higher IQs, the impact of genetic liability on risk for schizophrenia decreased substantially and nearly disappeared at the highest IQ level
http://www.medwirenews.com/47/106053/Psychiatry/IQ_linked_to_schizophrenia_risk.html

 The scientists classified various profiles of schizophrenia symptoms into eight qualitative types of different diseases." ... it is ... almost impossible for individuals with certain genetic variant networks to avoid schizophrenia."
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/288051.php

 Learning to Live With the Voices in Your Head
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/11/learning-to-live-with-the-voices-in-your-head/382096/?single_page=true

Peer-orientation, hope, ...
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/27/exchange-new-approach-to-treating-mental-illness/?page=3a

 In 2010, 20% of all visits to primary care physicians included at least one of the following mental health indicators: depression screening, counseling, a mental health diagnosis or reason for visit, psychotherapy, or provision of a psychotropic drug.

Approximately 6% of visits for children aged <12 years and approximately 31% of visits for adults aged 75 years were associated with mental health care.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6347a6.htm?s_cid=mm6347a6_x

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness
http://www.forbes.com/sites/chanderchawla/2014/11/28/7-secrets-to-unlock-success-and-happiness/

Fasting is the weekly workout for brain cells
http://news.therawfoodworld.com/brain-workout-weekly-fasting-protects-brain-disease/

 A Surprising Treatment For Depression That May Be Just As Effective As Talking To A Therapist
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/01/mindfulness-depression-an_n_6247572.html?ir=Healthy+Living

 LSD-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with a life-threatening disease: A qualitative study of acute and sustained subjective effects
http://www.maps.org/research-archive/lsd/Gasser2014-JOP-LSD-assisted-psychotherapy-followup.pdf

" ... Up to one-third of patients with clinical depression do not respond to current therapies, pointing to a need for more effective treatments." - laughing gas
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286767.php

 Stop blaming mental health for gun violence. The problem is guns.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/12/26/stop-blaming-mental-health-for-gun-violence-the-problem-is-guns/

 Judge: Long jail waits for mentally ill illegal
http://www.newstimes.com/news/crime/article/Judge-Long-jail-waits-for-mentally-ill-illegal-5974207.php

 House passes suicide prevention bill, Senate awaits
http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2014/12/09/house-passes-clay-hunt-veterans-suicide-prevention-bill/20155213/

 Should Suicidal Students Be Forced to Leave Campus?
http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/suicidal-students-allowed-campus?utm_source=tny&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailyemail&mbid=nl_120114_Daily&CNDID=20592923&spMailingID=7325726&spUserID=MjQ0MTcwMjU5MDES1&spJobID=580085802&spReportId=NTgwMDg1ODAyS0

 Positive Role Models, Safe Communities Linked To Better Mental Health For Poor Teens
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/mental-health-poor-teens_n_6212406.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

Housing
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1310121

 

 

 

 

 

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