“Mandel: Don’t hide mental health issues”

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This January 31, 2014 CNN segment is an interview with Howie Mandel who talks about his struggles with mental illness and encourages people to make mental health care a greater priority and stop trying to hide it or pretend it isn’t an issue.

Howie Mandel at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas

Howie Mandel at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Major Mental Health Initiative To Map Brain Circuits And Create New Treatment Devices”

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This May 29, 2014 Med Device Online article talks about a program that hopes to map the circuitry of the human brain, while learning more about how it works, and develop new treatment devices to help in treating mental illness.

Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human ...

Visualization of a DTI measurement of a human brain. Depicted are reconstructed fiber tracts that run through the mid-sagittal plane. Especially prominent are the U-shaped fibers that connect the two hemispheres through the corpus callosum (the fibers come out of the image plane and consequently bend towards the top) and the fiber tracts that descend toward the spine (blue, within the image plane) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“The Divide Over Involuntary Mental Health Treatment”

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This May 29, 2014 NPR: Shots article talks about involuntary commitment and concerns over the idea that it is not likely to stop mass shootings.

English: Logo of NPR News.

English: Logo of NPR News. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Is mental health care reform the answer to mass shootings?”

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This May 29, 2014 segment on the Newsy website raises questions about mental health care in the united states, gun control, and the civil rights of people with mental illnesses.

English: Insulin shock therapy is given in Lap...

English: Insulin shock therapy is given in Lapinlahti Hospital, Helsinki in 1950’s Suomi: Insuliinišokkihoitoa Lapinlahden sairaalassa Helsingissä 1950-luvulla (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Music Carries Physical and Mental Health Benefits”

 

[Portrait of Bobby Hackett, Paramount Theater,...

[Portrait of Bobby Hackett, Paramount Theater, New York, N.Y., ca. Aug. 1946] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

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This May 26, 2014 article on the Liberty Voice website talks about the effects music has on our physical and mental health.

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“Arizona leading way on integrated mental health care”

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This May 26, 2014 article on the AZ Central website talks about an effort being made in Arizona to integrate the treatment of mental and physical health in Arizona making them one of the leaders in this field.

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Icon from Nuvola icon theme for KDE 3.x. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Study gives hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders”

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This May 27, 2014 article on the News Medical website talks about research that shows a possible link between blood flow and the risk of mental illness the flow differs between men and women near puberty, and researchers find that the CBF is something that seems to impact part of the brain that are thought to factor into disorders such as depression or anxiety and possibly explains why there is a difference in the frequency of the risk for these disorders between men and women.

An Animation made from the MRV (Magnetic Reson...

An Animation made from the MRV (Magnetic Resonance Venogram) Of My Cerebral Veins (Photo credit: Reigh LeBlanc)

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