November 7, 2019 By Timothy Barrett, Trust Counsel Kiplinger https://www.kiplinger.com/article/college/T065-C032-S014-protecting-teens-mental-health-a-wise-investment.html
My son graduated from high school this summer and now attends college in Savannah, Ga., studying architecture. Among other recognitions, he was named high school athlete of the year, he holds five school track records, he has received several team leadership awards and is a member of the National Honor Society — on top of averaging 135 volunteer hours a year during high school. Now he is a college freshman Read More
October 23, 2019 By Jane Kelly UVAToday https://news.virginia.edu/content/student-created-mental-health-forum-erases-stigma-depression-one-post-time
A new CBS poll has found that two in three Americans think mental illness is a very serious problem. At the University of Virginia, students are taking the issue into their own hands, sharing their struggles publicly to not only heal, but to erase the stigma that comes with anxiety and depression by lifting up one another.
Graduate student Alexandra Pentel founded If You’re Reading This – an interactive, online forum addressing mental health Read More
Nov. 04, 2019 By Izzy Gonçalves NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/November-2019/How-Families-Can-Work-Together
Over 15 years, my spouse and I struggled with her severe bipolar I disorder. We went through weeks-long psychiatric hospitalizations, disrupted relationships and stalled personal and professional goals. Eventually, I took grudging ownership of her treatment. We resented each other, and we didn’t work together.
I now know that the most effective treatment requires the person with the mental illness, their doctors and their supporters to work together. Frankly, through much of my spouse’s Read More
Today, the federal government announced the approval of the first-of-its-kind Medicaid demonstration project that aims to broaden treatment services available to Medicaid beneficiaries with serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance in the District of Columbia.Read More
POSTED 7:09 AM, OCTOBER 9, 2019, UPDATED AT 10:49AM, OCTOBER 9, 2019 By Anthony Sabella WTKR https://wtkr.com/2019/10/09/mental-illness-awareness-week-works-to-fight-the-stigma-on-mental-health/
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Susannah Uroskie and her family learned the effects of mental illness first-hand just a few years ago.
The Uroskies’ oldest, Alexa, had suffered from depression in high school but following a sexual assault her sophomore year at JMU, started breaking down mentally.
Susannah says she first noticed a change when she picked her daughter up for winter break and what started Read More