Mental Health In The Media

A collection of recent articles and more relevant to Connecticut’s mental health community. This edition features articles about: 1 In 5 Queer Young Adults Attempted Suicide In The Past Year, Study Shows; Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins tackling mental wellness head on; Incidents of harm and abuse at Whiting trending down, officials say; More...

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Dear Mental Illness

In just a few days it will be May. Along with flowers and budding trees and the enrichment of the landscape, May is Mental Health Month; a time to reflect and act on what we know is necessary for everyone to enjoy positive health. May is also when NAMI will kick-off its “Why Care?”...

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What’s Early Intervention Got To Do With It?

Many of us have heard or read the statistics: 13% of children ages 8-15 experience a mental health condition; approximately 50% of chronic mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% begin by age 24. At the same time, the average delay between when symptoms first appear and intervention is 8-10 years. I...

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My Space Page

By NAMI Connecticut Guest Blogger, Diane Frost My space has been, and is, always me defining how I will live with mental illness. I have one decision every day: will I be servant to my illnesses or not? That being said, making this decision, can take me to a place of learning about positive...

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To Each His/Her Own Recovery

So, I have been at home for the last few weeks, and will be for at least another week, RECOVERING from some medical care I needed. This experience has gotten me thinking about about recovery and how it can have different meanings in different contexts. My condition was taken care of through a medical...

DEPRESSION, REPEATED DOSES OF KETAMINE, AND NEUROIMAGING

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of repeat doses of ketamine in the brain. The NIMH is interested in learning how ketamine affects areas of the brain important in regulating mood and if there are unique signatures that could help predict who may respond to the...

Depression and Brain Function

This depression research study tests the effects of the combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and psychotherapy on brain function. Participation includes research evaluations, brain scans, and active TMS and psychotherapy, or inactive TMS and psychotherapy. Recruiting ages 18-65 with major depressive disorder, who are free of other serious medical conditions. If you are...

NIH RESEARCH MATTERS: TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION IN YOUNG CHILDREN

Researchers found that a therapy-based approach focused on emotional development may be an effective option for treating early childhood depression. This NIMH-funded study suggests that improving the parent-child relationship along with their emotional coping skills is an effective, low-risk approach to treating depression. CLICK HERE for more information...

NIH ANNOUNCES NEW “ALL OF US” RESEARCH PROGRAM TO ADVANCE PRECISION MEDICINE

On May 6, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) opened national enrollment for the ALL OF US Research Program, a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds. People ages 18 and older, regardless of health status, are now able to enroll. Volunteers will join more than 25,000...

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