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Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people report experiencing depression or anxiety during the Christmas holidays. It can be the most wonderful and stressful time of the year. “This expectation of everything comes together,” said Roger Williams, executive director of the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center. “Nothing against Hallmark movies, but …

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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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Give healthcare workers the mental health support they deserve

Give healthcare workers the mental health support they deserve

Defending healthcare workers has become an essential part of our daily lives. In March, we were proud to see the Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Act signed into law to provide $135 million for programs to support the mental health and wellbeing of healthcare workers. . However, while this was a welcome first step, …

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FarmFirst is looking for farmer peers for a new mental health program

FarmFirst is looking for farmer peers for a new mental health program

FarmFirst is expanding access to mental health services for Vermont farmers through its new Farmer Peer Network. We have certainly seen a significant increase in the number of farmers and their families asking for help,” said Karen Crowley, program manager at FarmFirst. The nonprofit program aims to provide Vermont farmers with resources to help them …

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Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Global consumption of antidepressants (ADs) has increased dramatically over the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. The use of antidepressants increased nearly two and a half times between 2000 and 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows a …

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Research: 1 in 8 adults experienced depression for the first time during the pandemic

Research: 1 in 8 adults experienced depression for the first time during the pandemic

One in eight seniors in Canadaaccording to recent large-scale research that included more than 20,000 people, experienced their first episode of depression during the outbreak. The statistics were significantly worse for people who had previously struggled with depression. Almost half (45%) of this population reported suffering from depression in the fall of 2020. Analysis of …

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Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Mental health in Europe in the data: which country is the most depressed?

Global consumption of antidepressants (ADs) has increased dramatically over the past two decades, with Europeans being the largest consumers. The use of antidepressants increased nearly two and a half times between 2000 and 2020 in 18 European countries, according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). OECD data also shows a …

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1 in 8 adults experienced depression for the first time during the pandemic: Research

1 in 8 adults experienced depression for the first time during the pandemic: Research

One in eight seniors in Canada, according to recent large-scale research that included more than 20,000 people, experienced their first episode of depression during the epidemic. The statistics were significantly worse for people who had previously struggled with depression. Almost half (45%) of this population reported suffering from depression in the fall of 2020. Analysis …

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Depression as a marketing tool?  When influencers get the mental health conversation wrong

Depression as a marketing tool? When influencers get the mental health conversation wrong

Influencers and celebrities talking about mental health online are important, but can become problematic when used as a marketing tool. Georgijević | E+ | Getty Images Open conversations about mental health are more important than ever – and social media influencers can play a key role in getting them started. Sometimes, however, the line between …

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