Depression Symptoms Declined With Mediterranean-Style Diet


A Mediterranean-style diet involving lots of fruits, vegetables, fish, and whole grains may relieve symptoms of depression, according to a study published January 30 in the journal BMC Medicine. The study, led by Felice Jacka, Ph.D., a NARSAD 2010 Young Investigator at Deakin University in Australia, is the first randomized, controlled trial to evaluate the … Continue reading Depression Symptoms Declined With Mediterranean-Style Diet

Majority of homeless adults with mental illness have high rates of cognitive deficits


Nearly three-quarters of homeless adults with mental illness in Canada show evidence of cognitive deficits, such as difficulties with problem solving, learning and memory, new research has found. The study-believed to be the largest of its kind -assessed neurocognitive functioning indicators such as mental processing speed, verbal learning and memory in 1,500 homeless adults in five Canadian cities.

Blocking Overactive Enzyme Could Treat Symptoms Of Schizophrenia


New research suggests that cognitive and behavioral symptoms of schizophrenia may stem at least in part from elevated levels of an enzyme called STEP, which is also thought to be overactive in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Experiments in cells collected from patients and in animals suggest that blocking the … Continue reading Blocking Overactive Enzyme Could Treat Symptoms Of Schizophrenia

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art


By Ryann Tanap | Jan. 13, 2017 There’s something very powerful about art. It allows the viewer to experience life from different perspectives. It’s therapeutic. It also has the power to intensify an experience. And with mental health topics becoming more commonplace in everyday conversation, it’s no surprise that we can experience it within the … Continue reading Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

Personal Stories: Good Luck


01.19.17 Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. The hospital’s behavioral health ward discharged me around 5PM on a Wednesday. A curt nurse walked me down to the lobby to meet the cab they’d called for … Continue reading Personal Stories: Good Luck

Personal Stories: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder


S01.17.17 Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. Personal Stories is a continuing series written by people who have had direct experience living and coping with mental health conditions. Stories are often presented anonymously. The stigma … Continue reading Personal Stories: The Stigma of Anxiety Disorder

99 Faces Who Care About Mental Health Awareness


By Laura Greenstein | Jan. 23, 2017 How can you show an audience that a mental illness is not someone’s identity? How can you prove that, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender or sexual orientation, anyone can be affected by a mental health condition? How can you demonstrate that those affected by mental health conditions … Continue reading 99 Faces Who Care About Mental Health Awareness

An Answer for Our Toughest Battle of the Day


By Danei Edelen and Alex Hanna | Jan. 11, 2017 My psychiatrist once said to me, “The most important issue for anyone with a mental health condition is sleep.” At the time, I agreed with him, but I didn’t fully understand his comment. Like many with a mental health condition, I have struggled with sleep—getting … Continue reading An Answer for Our Toughest Battle of the Day

Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care


From the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) A new era of behavioral health integration December 30, 2016 • Science Update What is Behavioral Health Integration? Many people visit a primary health care provider (such as a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) to treat physical diseases and injuries. However, it is also common for … Continue reading Adding Better Mental Health Care to Primary Care