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Online Book and Original Art Try to Convey Experience of Mental Illnesses

An online book of amazing art that aims to convey what it feels like to have a mental illness was published by Natalie Milgram, ... continue reading

The Pandemic Caused a Global Mental Health Collapse; Recovery Might Take Years

The pandemic has devastated the mental health of more than 30% of the world’s population, and recovery is expected to take years, studies cited ... continue reading

Sarasota County School Leaders Consider More Funding for Mental Health Programs

The Sarasota County School Board recently considered increasing funding for mental health programs in the schools. In his testimony before the board, First Step ... continue reading

NYPD to Expand Mental Health Intervention Program to Cover Entire City

NEW YORK — A pilot program that has kept New York Police Department officers away from many mental health crisis calls in parts of ... continue reading

A Florida Sheriff Writes About Mental Illness Intervention

Sheriff Gregory Tony of Broward County, on Florida’s East Coast, writes in a column on a news website about his views on mental illness ... continue reading

Reports of anxiety and depression more than 6 times higher during pandemic

In the latest evidence that the coronavirus pandemic has harmed people’s mental health, Boston College researchers say reports of anxiety and depression among Americans ... continue reading

Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Still Slugging

Recovered addict, author and public speaker Darryl Strawberry will be the keynote speaker at the Nov. 12 Inspiring Hope Dinner. Darryl Strawberry, who ended ... continue reading

Report shows effects on workers of the pandemic and an unprepared business world

The American workplace was unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it would have on workers. That is a key take-home point from ... continue reading

In poetry and essays, revealing and normalizing mental illness

Indian poet and author Urvashi Bahuguna has written No Straight Thing Was Ever Made, a collection of essays that forms a memoir that reveals ... continue reading

Oliver Sacks’ Lost Brother and Long Regrets

Oliver Sacks was famous for 13 books on brain differences and disorders, one of which, “Awakenings,” was later made into a movie starring Robin ... continue reading