Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
England is in the midst of a unique national experiment, the world’s most ambitious effort to treat depression, anxiety and other common mental illnesses.
Assembly Bill 1315 will help launch a paradigm shift for mental health care in California, fueling a move from a fail-first to a care-first model.
Stephen Hinshaw explores what it meant to be raised by a father with psychosis—and how that experience has informed his work as a psychologist.
Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood.
A large-scale, international whole-genome analysis has now revealed for the first time that anorexia nervosa is associated with genetic anomalies on chromosome 12. This finding might lead to new, interdisciplinary approaches to its treatment.
Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex, doing drugs and resorting to violence, a large-scale survey of Santa Clara County public school students shows.
Dr. Kipp Pietrantonio, an instructor at Ohio State University, has begun hosting a twice weekly “Beating Anxiety” workshop” at the university’s counseling center. The workshop advises students to tackle anxiety by exercising, getting enough sleep and reframing catastrophic thoughts in more logical ways.
Music executive Shanti Das, who has held prominent positions at Columbia Records, LaFace Records and Universal Motown is now using her platform for greater good by launching the Silence the Shame campaign to fight the stigmatization of mental health issues.
Our public schools are struggling to handle millions of students with mental health problems. Here’s why. Click here to view NPR’s graphic story that explores why so many of our students are struggling with mental health in America.
We are pleased to announce that AIM for Mental Health has awarded Kate Fitzgerald, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at University of Michigan.
We ought to stop casually throwing around terms like “crazy” in our daily lives. They only serve to demean and undercut people. “Crazy” is never uttered with compassion. When that language is commonplace, it becomes that much harder for those experiencing mental illness to openly seek treatment that works.