“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)

“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)