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“What To Know About National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month”

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This July 13, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR station segment highlights some of the reasons that Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is important.

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Music.”

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This September 10, 2014 NPR article talks about a small study that shows there could be more benefit to kids learning a musical instrument then what we realize.  The article says that the study was small so it wasn’t large enough to draw any solid conclusions, but that the results do seem to point to a better understanding of language among kids who learned to play an instrument.

English: Txun Txun, chordophone musical instru...

English: Txun Txun, chordophone musical instrument from Basque Country Català: Txun txun; instrument cordòfon del País Basc (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“This Is Your Stressed-Out Brain On Scarcity”

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This July 14, 2014 WESA 90.5 NPR segment talks about the stress that is brought on by poverty

stressed and worried

stressed and worried (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Stress Causes Health Problems, Which Then Cause More Stress”

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This July 8, 2014 NPR: Shots-Health News article on the 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh NPR station website talks about the vicious cycle of stress causing health issues which in turn causes more stress

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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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“After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”

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This May 24, 2014  NPR article talks about a family who lived in the woods of rural New York  until the community got together to help them get back on their feet.

NPR Lobby

NPR Lobby (Photo credit: urbanbohemian)

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“Winter Blahs Got You Down? ‘Crowboarding’ Video Can Help”

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Just something that made me smile this morning, I found this on the NPR website and it includes a video of a crow with what I think is either a plastic lid or Frisbee

 

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

doing something cool 🙂

 

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