Nov 13, 2015
By: MentalHealth.org Staff
There are many ways chronic stress negatively impacts your health. It is associated with physical conditions, such as headache, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and stroke. Reducing stress is therefore important in improving your long-term health. Here are some ways you can alleviate stress.
Oct 16, 2014
By: John MacPhee, Executive Director and CEO, The Jed Foundation
The Jed and Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program (The Campus Program) is designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and improve mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Schools | Youth | Depression | National conversation on mental health initiative | Anxiety Disorders
Oct 9, 2014
By: RADM Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H., Acting U.S. Surgeon General
Most people don’t realize how common mental health and substance abuse problems are in the United States. Just as there are many types of physical illness, mental illness is varied and can affect people at all stages of life. In fact, at some time in their lives, nearly all Americans will be affected by a mental health or substance use disorder in themselves or their families.
Tagged Suicide Prevention | Youth | Depression | Observances
Oct 7, 2014
By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, M.D., Ph.D., FAAAP, Chief Medical Officer, and Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Bipolar disorder, sometimes called “manic-depressive illness,” is a serious mental illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. In any given year, it impacts approximately 2.6 percent of the American public.
Tagged Depression | Basics | Bipolar | Mood Disorders
Sep 30, 2014
By: Yancy Padilla, Graduate Intern, Division for At-Risk, Behavioral Health & Community Resilience, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
When disaster or tragedy strikes, individuals and communities are stressed, they need help fast, and recovery may take a long time. The community’s behavioral health resources – which may have already been strained – are going to be in greater demand than ever and there are often challenges coordinating services.
Tagged Disasters and Traumatic Events | Communities