June 13, 2019 By Tristan Greene Artificial Intelligence https://thenextweb.com/artificial-intelligence/2019/06/13/breakthrough-research-demonstrates-ai-can-predict-a-psychotic-break/
A trio of researchers have developed an experimental machine learning method that allows AI to listen for the early whispers of psychotic break that humans can’t hear.
The team, consisting of Neguine Rezaii of Harvard Medical School and Emory School of Medicine, and Elaine Walker and Philipp Wolff from Emory University’s Department of Psychology, set out to see if there was any way to use language as an indicator of impending latent onset Read More
Jun 13, 2019, 06:34am By Bryan Robinson Forbes https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2019/06/13/should-you-let-your-boss-know-when-youre-struggling-with-a-mental-health-issue/#55dcf39b4fdb
Early in my career when I was a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I was overwhelmed with a personal crisis that started to affect my job performance. I scheduled a meeting with my department chair, a nun with a Ph.D. in counseling. Fortunately, she understood and supported my taking a short time away from work to focus on the problem. It lightened my burden and allowed me Read More
Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in questions from the public where Angela talked personally with individuals who face the day-to-day reality of mental illness.Read More
By Carrie Cantwell | May 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes
I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so many things can be wonderful, but it can also be dangerous, especially for someone with bipolar disorder.
People with mental health disorders may communicate differently than people who don’t.
This brings a new meaning to the phrase “It’s not about what you say, but how you say it.”
Dr. Isabelle Bauman, interim communication department head at Missouri State University, studies how mental health influences communication styles.Read More
Posted May 6, 2019 5:04 AM By Andrew Siddons Roll Call https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/mental-health-clinics-wait-congress
The promise of higher federal Medicaid payments is giving eight states the chance to show that one-stop mental health clinics with 24-hour crisis care could offer patients a better option than the de facto safety net of police departments and emergency rooms.
But the two-year experiment is drawing to a close now, leaving the program with an uncertain future if Congress doesn’t extend it.Read More