Charlottesville-area buildings to light up green in honor of Mental Health Month | Local News

FROM STAFF REPORTS Several Charlottesville-area buildings will light up green between sunset and sunrise from May 16 until May 20 in honor of Mental Health Month, with a ceremony May 16 kicking off the week. Albemarle County’s County Office Building, Charlottesville City Hall, the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, University of Virginia Hospital, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital … Read more

Mental Health Visits Up, Suicidal Behavior Down for Vets Given iPads During Pandemic, Study Finds

A program that put iPads in the hands of veterans with mental health conditions at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in increased therapy sessions and reduced suicidal behaviors, according to a new study. At the start of the pandemic in 2020, the Department of Veterans Affairs distributed nearly 99,000 of the tablet computers … Read more

‘I lost my joy’: MasterChef’s Julie Goodwin opens up about mental health battle | Australian television

MasterChef Australia’s Julie Goodwin has opened up about her mental health struggles in the years since winning the show’s inaugural season, saying her anxiety was so bad at one point she “couldn’t set foot in my kitchen” after being admitted to a mental health unit . Goodwin, who is currently a contestant on the show’s … Read more

Watch now: McLean County Board approves Mental Health Action Plan update | Politics

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Board approved the county’s updated Mental Health Action Plan Thursday after postponing a vote on it for a month. It’s the first update to the mental health plan since its creation in 2015, after the City of Bloomington and Town of Normal agreed to raise sales tax from 1.5% to … Read more

LDH Office of Behavioral Health expanding opioid treatment services in Shreveport, Hammond

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is expanding flexibility to accessible, evidence-based opioid treatment services in Louisiana with 24/7 services in the Northwest and Northshore regions of Louisiana. Services are now available at Behavioral Health Group (BHG) – CBH Shreveport, 1303 Line Ave., Suite 600, by calling 844-535-7291. Between 4 … Read more

Fewer people with mental health, substance use disorders are smoking

Placeholder while article actions load Depression and substance use disorders stereotypically come with a side of smoking. New data, however, suggests the number of people with mental health and substance use disorders who smoke is falling quickly. A study in JAMA finds “significant declines” in cigarette smoking among people with depression, substance use disorder or … Read more

NAACP Evansville hosts ‘Mental Health Matters’ community fair

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – The NAACP Evansville Branch hosted a community mental health fair and forum at the CK Newsome Center on Saturday. NAACP officials say the COVID-19 pandemic made long-standing mental and emotional health issues worse. Organization leaders say they recognized that mental health was a growing issue in the Evansville community, and wanted … Read more