One-third of acts of mass violence–crimes in which four or more people were killed– since the 1990s were committed by people with a serious mental illness.
Firearm retailers in Washington state are willing to learn about suicide prevention and train their employees in how to spot and act on suicide warning signs.
An estimated 8 in 10 workers with a mental health condition don’t get treatment because of the shame and stigma associated with it.
At North Seattle Therapy & Counseling in Washington state, they’re seeing patients with anxiety or depression related to climate change and the Earth’s future.
Although diagnostic labels create the illusion of an explanation they are scientifically meaningless and can create stigma and prejudice, researchers say.
More seniors are weighing the possibility of suicide as the baby boomer generation — known for valuing autonomy and self-determination — reaches older age.
For veterans, the primary barrier to treatment is the stigma associated with seeking mental health help, which many veterans consider a sign of weakness.
Critics say the drug’s manufacturer, Janssen, provided the FDA at best modest evidence it worked and then only in limited trials.
Despite all the hype, the evidence that mindfulness works is not strong.
Advocates for patients say insurance companies still interpret mental health claims more stringently than those for physical illness.
Lacking proper mental health resources, families across the country all too often call police to respond to someone having a mental health crisis.
PTSD affects people who have gone through combat. But it also affects civilian survivors of sexual assault, car accidents, disasters and childhood trauma.
Ketamine is effective for those who do not respond to traditional anti-depressants. It also shows promise for the treatment of PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Excerpted from a post by Public Health – Seattle & King County From 2012 – 2016, almost three quarters of deaths by firearm in King County residents were suicides. Middle-aged and older adults and men overall have higher firearm suicide…
The opioid crisis is not, at its root, a problem of pain. It is a mental health crisis.