Mental Health

A critical look at New York's controversial new approach to homelessness |  CNN Politics

A critical look at New York’s controversial new approach to homelessness | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including his police force, a controversial new task this week – enforcing a state law that allows them to unwittingly engage …

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Recent Incident Highlights Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina Psychiatric Facilities

Recent Incident Highlights Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina Psychiatric Facilities

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. If the true test of government is how it treats its most vulnerable members, then North Carolina is failing. Children suffer in the health facilities that are supposed to …

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Severely mentally ill teens sent to New York foster home unable to treat them, causing scares

Severely mentally ill teens sent to New York foster home unable to treat them, causing scares

A teenager standing in front of a car, asking the driver to end his life. Another teenager steals a family’s chicken from their backyard, then eats it alive, right in front of the kids. There is a severe shortage of psychiatric care for teenagers that has led to conflict and crime in a town in …

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Editorial: Whatever the motive, state mental health reform is essential

Editorial: Whatever the motive, state mental health reform is essential

As heartbreaking as it is that reforms to the mental health system only seem to be brought up with urgency by those in power in the aftermath of horrific tragedies, remedies for the system’s all too often overlooked problems are still needed and therefore welcome. Regarding the Nov. 13 shooting at a University of Virginia …

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Omaha organization tackling mental health with free program

Omaha organization tackling mental health with free program

A bright new space. “We work to rebuild, uplift and empower our community and all that looks like,” said Tamika Mease. Host an organization in the fight against the social and economic problems plaguing North Omaha. “We’re dealing with crime, poverty, you know, on top of the pandemic, it just makes it harder to navigate …

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Children with gun injuries have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses

Children with gun injuries have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses

Children and teens who survive a firearm injury have a high rate of developing new mental health diagnoses within a year, even compared to children who were injured in a car accident, according to a new study. A total of 35% of children injured by firearms received a new mental health diagnosis within a year …

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6 daily activities that naturally release dopamine in your brain

6 daily activities that naturally release dopamine in your brain

Dopamine is a feel-good chemical that is produced in your brain. Basically, it makes you happy. And your brain releases it with certain activities and behaviors, many of which you already do every day. “Whenever we engage in activities considered essential from our body’s perspective, our brain releases a large amount of dopamine,” which is …

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'Do something': Ukraine strives to heal soldiers' mental scars

‘Do something’: Ukraine strives to heal soldiers’ mental scars

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sleep plunges the soldier back into the horrors of the Ukrainian battlefields. He can hear bombs falling again and imagine explosions. He imagines himself running frantically, trying to save himself and others. The nightmares are so vivid and frightening that he begs his doctor for help. “It will take my breath …

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Prenatal intervention benefits mothers' mental health up to eight years later

Prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later

Inexpensive prenatal intervention benefits mothers’ mental health up to eight years later, according to a new study from UC San Francisco. In the study, one of the first to look at results so far into the future, pregnant women who took part in a group wellness course that met weekly for eight weeks were half …

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Here's Exactly What Therapists Do When They Feel Very Angry

Here’s Exactly What Therapists Do When They Feel Very Angry

If taking a few deep breaths isn’t enough (you know, when you’re Great checked), you can still use the power of your lungs to your advantage. Atmakuri recommends exhaling forcefully (think of a fire-breathing dragon), sighing loudly, exercising in a way that gets your heart rate up, or simply shouting out the negativity. 6. Consciously …

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