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
Mar 11, 2014
By: John Kelly Ph.D., School Psychologist, Commack High School with Erin Reiney, MPH, CHES, Health Resources and Services Administration
In my 27 years as a school psychologist, I have seen an increase in how many students and families are concerned about bullying. I have witnessed first-hand the damage it can cause –not only to the children being bullied, but also to those who witness bullying, and even to kids who bully.
Tagged Symptoms | Schools | Treatment | Communities | Basics | Help
Dec 20, 2013
By: Pamela Hyde, Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This week a new study reported that nearly one in five American adults experienced a diagnosable mental illness in 2012. Of these tens of millions of Americans, less than half (41 percent) received any mental health services in that time.
Tagged Treatment | Basics | Bipolar | National conversation on mental health initiative
Nov 18, 2013
By: Charlotte Mullican, Senior Advisor for Mental Health Research, AHRQ
Primary care doctors see patients with many different health issues, including people with mental health disorders. Some primary care doctors also have a mental health provider in their offices that can help those who need this care.
Tagged Treatment | Basics | Help