You have the power to change how decision makers support people with mental health conditions. Your personal story is always right—and it can change the hearts and minds of policymakers. NAMI’s grassroots advocates have helped pass federal parity laws and mental health reform, expanded coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and successfully fought back attempts to end patient protections.more » Read More
Friday, January 03, 2020 1:08 p.m. CST
By Lisa Rapaport
(Reuters Health) – Many older Americans have experienced more days of poor mental health in recent years, particularly individuals with limited income and education, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers examined data on 2.4 million people aged 60 and older who participated in annual surveys between 2003 and 2017, answering questions about their general health and the number of days they experienced poor physical or mental health.more » Read More
Thu, Jan 09, 2020
By Hunter Moyler
Childhood exposure to dogs may reduce a person’s likelihood of developing schizophrenia as an adult, according to a study published this month by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
However, the researchers stressed that their findings were not conclusive. More research, they said, needs to be conducted to confirm whether the correlation is directly caused by exposure to dogs, as well as to more clearly define the risk of developing psychiatric problems that may result from exposing children to pets.more » Read More