NAMI – Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions.…

A Proclamation on National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2024 – From President Joe Biden

APRIL 30, 2024        During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize the bravery and resilience of the tens of millions of Americans living with mental health conditions, and we show our gratitude for the…

New documentary ‘Warehoused’ examines how Florida penal system cares for those with mental health needs

BY JIM DEFEDE OCTOBER 25, 2023 / 11:42 AM / CBS MIAMI MIAMI -- "WAREHOUSED: The Life and Death of Tristin Murphy" is an hour-long documentary exploring the treatment of the mentally ill in the Florida criminal justice system. CBS…

SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS MONTH – NAMI GREATER ORLANDO

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Suicide Prevention Month Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health…

Dorothea Dix’s Tireless Fight To End Inhumane Treatment For Mental Health Patients

Today marks the 218th birthday of Dorothea Lynde Dix, one of the America’s most eminent reformers of the living conditions and treatment of the mentally ill. After first-hand observation of some of the worst “snake pits” that existed in…

SOCIAL MEDIA IS DRIVING TEEN MENTAL HEALTH CRISES, SURGEON GENERAL WARNS

Advisory calls attention to growing concerns about the link between social media use and depression and anxiety in children and adolescents.   Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, long a proponent of mental health awareness, has issued a…

Scientists reconstruct Pink Floyd song by listening to people’s brainwaves

Scientists reconstruct Pink Floyd song by listening to people’s brainwaves Breakthrough raises hopes that musicality of natural speech can be restored in patients with disabling neurological conditions Linda…
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Study: Incarcerated people placed in solitary confinement differ significantly from others in prison population

By Crime and Justice Research Alliance Concern has grown about prison systems' use of extended solitary confinement as a way to manage violent and disruptive incarcerated people. A new study identified groups that are more likely to be…
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A Half-Million People Got COVID-19 in Prison. Are Officials Ready for the Next Pandemic?

By Katie Park, Keri Blakinger, and Claudia Lauer Derrick Johnson had a makeshift mask. He had the spray bottle of bleach and extra soap that corrections officers provided. But he still spent every day crammed in a unit with 63 other men…
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1 in 5 Prisoners in the U.S. has had COVID-19.

By Beth Schwartzapfel, Katie Park, and Andrew Demullo One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. In some states,…
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Schizophrenia and Marijuana: Trigger or Treatment?

By Shawna Seed Schizophrenia, a rare but serious mental illness, impairs the way you think, make decisions, and handle emotions. There’s no single cause of the condition -- it’s a complicated disease that involves many factors.…
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Florida’s Mental-Health Epidemic Reaches Crisis Point

By National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) An epidemic is spreading in Florida. At its worst, mental illness asserts itself in paranoia and delusions that can explode into violence, which happened last month when a lawyer shot three…
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One Year In: COVID-19 and Mental Health

By Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D. Director for NIMH It has been just over a year now since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck the United States full force. A year of hunkering down and Zooming in, teleworking and telepsychiatry, economic…