Metaphors relating to journey, war are commonly used in mental health narratives

Metaphors relating to journey, war and struggles are probably the most frequently used in any area, but particularly so when talking about diseases such as cancer or, more recently, COVID-19. A new study carried out by a team of researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has used an analysis of Spanish-language blogs written … Read more

At this recovery center, police cope with the mental health costs of the job

Ken Beyer can’t think of a day in the past few months when his phone didn’t flutter with calls, text messages, and emails from a police department, a sheriff’s office, or a fire station seeking help for an employee. A patrol officer threatening to kill himself with his service weapon before roll call. A veteran … Read more

Plants and Nature Can Improve Your Mental Health

Sept. 26, 2022 – Miriam Geiger, a 30-year-old Massachusetts-based legal editor, feels she has a relationship with plants, whether they are houseplants she tends in her living room or outdoor plants and herbs in her garden. “I’ve always tried to keep plants wherever I’ve been living, and my parents did too,” she says. “My mother … Read more

Youth Mental Health Was Declining in the US Long Before Covid-19

Share on PinterestNew research highlights the growing extent of the youth mental health crisis in the United States and how parents can help. Sally Anscombe/Stocksy Recent research suggests the mental health of children and teens in the US is declining. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to this decline, experts say the root of the … Read more

Less-healthy older adults affected the most by increasing cost of groceries

Three-quarters of people over age 50 in the United States say the rising cost of groceries has affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they’re eating less healthily because of increased food costs, according to new poll findings. But food cost inflation has hit certain groups of older adults harder, the … Read more

Experts discuss mental health across southeast Louisiana

Hot Seat: Tulane experts discuss mental health awareness across southeast Louisiana Updated: 4:37 PM CDT Sep 25, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript Well, good evening and welcome to the WDSU Hot seat I morgen Lantus. Tonight we’re talking mental health across southeast Louisiana amid so much going on. We just passed the anniversaries of IDa … Read more

Reduce the stigma around workers’ mental health

Key points Among more than 11,000 respondents to a survey commissioned by Mental Health America as part of its 2022 “Mind the Workplace” report, 66% disagreed with the statement: “My company’s leadership speaks openly about mental health in my workplace.” Employers need to normalize respectful conversation and attitudes around mental health concerns. Understanding the mental … Read more

Catholics with mental health struggles aren’t alone, Phoenix bishop says

Education will come through the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. The council, founded in 1969, is an advocacy and educational group that represents more than 3,100 mental health and substance use treatment organizations. “They basically try to train them about what to expect and what to look for,” Dolan said. “It’s strictly clinical in education; … Read more

Catholics With Mental-Health Struggles Aren’t Alone| National Catholic Register

Catholics who struggle with mental illness, and their loved ones who want to help them, will soon find more formal support in the Phoenix Diocese. Bishop John Dolan has announced the launch of an office dedicated to Catholic mental-health ministry. “There are lots of people who are dealing with loved ones who are in crisis,” … Read more