March 2, 2020 By Adam Piore Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/2020/03/06/yes-stress-really-making-you-sick-1489620.html
In the mid-2000s, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris opened a children’s medical clinic in the Bayview section of San Francisco, one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. She quickly began to suspect something was making many of her young patients sick.
She noticed the first clues in the unusually large population of kids referred to her clinic for symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder—an inability to focus, impulsivity, extreme restlessness. Burke Harris was struck Read More
Feb 20, 2020 By Jocelyn Wiener, CAL Matters Lost Coast Outpost https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2020/feb/20/inside-the-governors-bid-to-fix-homelessness-chang/
In his call to action on the state’s homelessness crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom zeroed in on the need to treat serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders among people who are chronically homeless.
About a third of homeless people have serious mental illness, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center — even by conservative estimates, that encompasses tens of thousands of Californians. Many of them end up cycling in and Read More
PUBLISHED: 07:54, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:53, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 By Tom Fish Express https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1250118/mental-health-study-schizophrenia-types-variations
For the first time ever, two distinct neuroanatomical variations of schizophrenia have been identified.
Researchers analysed the brain scans of more than 300 schizophrenia patients in the study.
The first variation shows lower volumes of grey matter in comparison to a healthy brain, while the second variation has largely the same levels.
Experts believe these findings may revolutionise mankind’s understanding of schizophrenia, as well as identifying potential treatment Read More
Feb 12, 2020 11:00 am ET By Lauren Weber The Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/managing-mental-health-at-work-is-a-juggle-of-rights-and-realities-11581523201
Managers and younger employees are struggling to adapt as a generation of people with higher rates of reported mental illness enter the workforce.
Many of these new workers are coming to offices from colleges and high schools where they received accommodations, such as extra time to take tests or complete assignments—in some cases from elementary school onward. They are confronting a world of work that operates under Read More
January 28, 2020 By Carolyn Jones EdSource https://edsource.org/2020/childrens-mental-health-a-cause-for-concern-in-report-on-california-youth-policies/623070
California is making progress improving the lives of its 9.2 million children, but still lags behind other states — especially on issues related to young people’s mental health, according to a report released Tuesday.
“The 2020 California Children’s Report Card,” published by the Oakland-based advocacy organization Children Now, gives California an overall grade of “C-” for its programs that provide health, education and family services, as well as child welfare and adolescent services Read More
February 6, 2020 By Jessica Hice Capitol Weekly https://capitolweekly.net/mental-illness-cases-up-in-california-jails/
Mental illness cases in California jails have significantly increased since 2009, health policy experts reported Thursday.
California Health Policy Strategies, a Sacramento-based consulting group, gathered administrative data from the Board of State and Community Corrections and discovered a 42 % increase in mental health cases reported and an 80 % increase in inmate medication prescriptions over the last 10 years.
David Panush, president of California Health Policy Strategies said the report sheds light Read More