Mental health may be one of biggest workplace issues in 2020

July 16, 2020

June 22, 2020 By Megan Lynch KMOX ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) – Uncertainty and anxiety are creating a whole different kind of workplace stress in 2020. “Mental illness is the single greatest cause for worker disability and 62% of missed work days can be attributed to mental health conditions,” says Mary Ames Smith, President of the Society Read More »

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Schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders focus of new clinic for teens, young adults

June 22, 2020 By Jim Dryden Washington University School of Medicine The first signs of mental illness involving psychosis — the experience of having hallucinations, delusions or intrusive, disturbing thoughts — often appear during the teen years. There is emerging evidence, however, that early intervention can help such adolescents avoid the extremely serious problems Read More »

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Discrimination and Racism in the History of Mental Health Care

July 6, 2020 By Kylie M. Smith, Ph.D. NAMI People with mental illness have always been discriminated against. They have been denied full participation in society and labeled as dangerous and criminal. Many have been locked in institutions that acted more like prisons designed to punish than hospitals designed to treat. In the 1960s, Read More »

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This Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI is Raising Awareness About Mental Health in Underrepresented Communities

July 1, 2020 NAMI Arlington, VA — NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has the goal of raising awareness about mental health care in underrepresented communities. Our culture, beliefs, sexual identity, values, race and language all affect how we perceive and experience mental health conditions. In fact, cultural differences can influence what treatments, coping mechanisms and Read More »

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