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January 17, 2019
By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018

As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go through and the impact of losing a loved one to suicide.

It’s what led me to my current role, working with organizations in Read More

    By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018

    When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent.

    I’m a full-time elected official. I have the great privilege of serving as a Pennsylvania State Representative for the people of the 132nd Legislative District, representing parts of Allentown and South Read More

     Ken Berrick, CEO of local nonprofit Seneca Family of Agencies, was recently appointed to the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commision. (Contributed photo)

    The MHSOAC oversees the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act and advises state leadership on mental health policy in California. The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership Read More

    Changes in typing speed, voice tone, word choice and how often kids stay home could signal trouble, according to preliminary studies

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    Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?

    The idea has sparked a race to develop apps that warn of impending Read More

    A community engagement campaign launched by Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to address mental health barriers had an impressive reach with the younger audience it targeted and showed signs of changing attitudes, according to a new RAND Corporation evaluation.

    The county’s WhyWeRise campaign targeted people aged 14 to 24 to encourage them to engage with and create a movement to lower barriers to mental access.

    RAND investigators found that people Read More

    Mental health can have a serious impact on a business. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80% of adults with depression reported at least some difficulty with work, home, or social activities because of their depression symptoms.

    Unfortunately, disorders like anxiety and depression often go undetected for months or years. Unlike physical illnesses, mental health issues are more challenging to pinpoint.

    Even though mental health can often be a taboo topic, Read More

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