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

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

SunnyDays in Bentonville focusing on physical and mental health

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — “SunnyDays” is a series of events focused on physical, mental and spiritual experiences, according to the news release. It is led by world-renowned practitioners and wellness leaders from New York City and Los Angeles-based studio, “The Class.” SunnyDays supports residents of northwest Arkansas to participate in the unique experiences. There are … Read more

Aiken Barnwell Mental Health Center hosts community resource fair | Local News

Tamara Smith is working to make sure that residents of Aiken and Barnwell counties take care of their mental health. Smith, the executive director of the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center, helped to organize a community mental health fair that was held Friday afternoon at the center on Gregg Highway. “What we know is that one … Read more

Sarah Ferguson to draw on mental health battles for series of new young adult books | Entertainment

Sarah Ferguson has landed a 22-book deal. The 62-year-old author – who is the ex-wife of Prince Andrew – has announced she is set to pen several tomes, including three new young adult novels based on her own life, via publishers Serenity Press. The Duchess of York – who has Princess Eugenie, 32, and Princess … Read more

Experts predict how the metaverse will change our mental health

Concerns over the metaverse’s effects on mental health have been growing among experts. As tech giants continue to build their metaverse platforms, many questions are being raised about the future of our mental health. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has long been vocal about his plans for the “metaverse” – a virtual world comprising gaming, social … Read more

coaches need to better take into account student-athletes’ mental health

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Mental health experts say students-athletes face a lot of stress, but there are ways coaches, schools and parents can help fix that before it becomes a problem. Jay Mascardo, an Iowa City West junior, played on a state championship contender last season. She decided not to come back to the … Read more

Racial and ethnic differences in behavioral health, criminal legal system involvement, and service needs among mental health court participants: Implications for service delivery

This article was originally published here Psychol Serv. 2022 May 12. doi: 10.1037/ser0000669. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Mental Health Courts (MHCs), an alternative to incarceration, aim to address behavioral health, social needs, and criminal recidivism and serve many adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder (COD). Despite the growth in MHCs, little … Read more

Conference focuses on mental health in Native communities | Top Story

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the conversations around mental health in Montana continue, there’s a significant need for services in our indigenous communities. To help address that need, Montana Social Scientists is hosting a three-day conference for mental health providers with a focus on incorporating Native American knowledge into models of care. During the three-day conference … Read more

CA Newsom wants $65 million for CARE Court homeless plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is prepared to invest significant state funds in his ambitious mental health courts plan — $65 million this year and $50 million annually for years to come. Newsom has been pitching his Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Court, or CARE Court, proposal since March. But his May budget revision on Friday … Read more