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West Coast Women Features SFD Executive Director Marlene Hauck

She wants us to start having a conversation about mental illness — to learn more and not be afraid or ashamed — all in ... continue reading

Actress/singer Jennifer Holliday headlines Sunshine From Darkness mental health fundraiser

Actress and singer Jennifer Holliday, the original star of “Dreamgirls,” will headline the annual fundraising dinner for Sunshine From Darkness on Jan. 13 at the ... continue reading

Ken Burns’ “Hiding in Plain Sight…”: Candid Interviews, Canned Conclusions

by Miranda Spencer A few months back, I reviewed a small, independent film called “Just Like You: Anxiety and Depression.” It was designed to educate youth, ... continue reading

New 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched as Sarasota faces mental health crisis

The new 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – a nationwide program launched in mid-July to help make mental health care more accessible – arrives ... continue reading

7 Bradenton-area schools will be part of a new brain health pilot project

Stephanie Peabody talked about her vision for building a brain healthy community at Lakewood File photo by James A. Jones Jr. / Bradenton Herald ... continue reading

Sarasota area suffering ‛unprecedented’ surge in parents ousting kids because they can’t cope with them

In Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties, “inability to cope” is the third-most-often reason parents cite when they use the Baker Act to have a ... continue reading

Naomi Osaka Exposes Sports’ Mental-Health Risks With French Open Exit

Naomi Osaka’s decision to quit the already started French Open has caused the issue of athlete mental health to ripple out into the broader ... continue reading

10 Ways to Enhance Mental Health This Summer

We often associate summertime with vacations, time by the pool, and less stress. While all of these things are true, the general lack of structure ... continue reading

New Orange County and Orlando teams improve mental health response to crises

An Orlando Sentinel article details the work in that area of the behavioral health response teams, which are similar to the efforts led by ... continue reading

Being Aware of Mental Health Can Mean Taking Steps to Feel Your Best

The National Institute of Mental Health is marking Mental Health Awareness Month with tips on how we can take better care of ourselves. Mental ... continue reading