National Council Teams with Lady Gaga’s Bus Tour to Educate about Youth Mental Health

After the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the need for education about mental health in youth seems more important than ever. For the past year, the National Council for Behavioral Health has been testing a program that will enhance education about mental health in youth. The Council’s program, called the Youth First Aid [...]

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Sandy Hook Shootings Provide Pressure to Provide Mental Health Services

A January 23, 2013 NBC News report recently indicated that the Sandy Hook shootings are affecting the way state government is viewing mental health care. Formerly, many states were saving money by downsizing expenditures on mental health care. Given the current pressure to provide mental health care services, many states expect to allocate more revenues [...]

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Treating Bulimia

A recent December 2012 article in Counseling Today explores the difficulty of treating bulimia nervosa. The article discusses that patients often fail to realize that binging and purging the body afterwards is not merely driven by the perception of body image. Instead, bulimic patients are attempting to respond to an unwanted emotional state that they never [...]

Healthy Family Dynamics Promote Positive Mental Health

Family dynamics involve the relationships between individual family members. The composition of the family, such as each person’s personality, religious and cultural values, experiences, and family roles affect family dynamics. The dynamics of an individual’s family influence the way he or she behaves. Frequently, a family member may have a specific role in the family, [...]

Study Reveals Stress Can Induce Poor Mental Health

According to a recent Forbes article, researchers recently presented findings at a New Orleans based Society for Neuroscience meeting. The presentations indicted that stress can affect mental health. Research by Dipesh Chaudhury revealed that stressful events can promote depression, which can affect brain waves so that the brain does not react positively to activities that [...]