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

Start the conversation; openly address mental illness at work

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. About 1 in 5 people experienced mental illness last year, but less than half of them received treatment, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Dreamstime TNS Welcome … Read more

Mental health hotline in Springfield reports increase in calls following death of Naomi Judd

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The suicide of singer Naomi Judd is leading to an increase in calls to mental health hotlines. Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, Stephanie Appleby, says not only are more people coming in for counselling, but their warm line answers twice as many calls from people needing … Read more

Lisa Curry pleads for mental health support after death of daughter Jaimi

Lisa Curry has posted an emotional Instagram plea to “help all the Jaimis in this world” after losing her daughter at just 33. Lisa Curry has opened up about the pain of losing her daughter in an emotional Instagram post, pleading for greater mental health support. The former Olympian’s 33-year-old daughter Jaimi died in September … Read more

Virtual Reality an ‘Exciting Opportunity’ for Geriatric Psychiatry

Researchers are increasingly turning their attention to virtual reality (VR) for the treatment of psychiatric disorders in older adults. Recent studies have highlighted the usefulness of VR in treating depression and loneliness in older patients who may be socially isolated because of their age, comorbidities, or the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Harmehr Sekhon “The unique capability … Read more

ADHD Medication, Psychoanalytic Therapy and Mental Illness

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto In “For Mental Illness, Make Pills a Last Resort” (op-ed, April 5), Erica Komisar writes that ADHD results from trauma, loss and failed relationships but provides no evidence. I have practiced psychiatry for 53 years and have seen over 1,000 patients with ADHD. Almost all respond beautifully to medication. With gratitude, they … Read more

Martial Simon sent to mental facility over Michelle Go’s fatal subway shove

The homeless man accused of fatally shoving Michelle Go into an oncoming train at the Times Square subway station was sent to a mental institution Monday following confirmation that he’s unfit to stand trial. Martial Simon, 61, was turned over to the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene after prosecutors agreed with the assessment on … Read more

NYC’s subway shooting may be a mental health turning point

Tuesday’s mayhem on a crowded Brooklyn N train may prove a turning point for Gotham: Either the city reins in the crazies who are making life hellish for everyday New Yorkers or it watches its residents flee — and its future spiral downward. The attack was the sum of all New Yorkers’ fears: dozens of … Read more

Psilocybin ‘Rewires’ the Brain to Alleviate Depression

New research points to a general mechanism that may explain how psychedelics act on the brain to alleviate depression and potentially other psychiatric conditions marked by fixed patterns of thinking, including rumination and excessive self-focus. Led by investigators from the University of California San Francisco and Imperial College London’s Center for Psychedelic Research, the findings … Read more

State chamber offers mental health training series | News

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Wellness Council of Indiana has launched a new mental health support program for Hoosier employers called the Mental Health First Aid training series. Wellness Council of Indiana staff members are certified MHFA instructors; they are teaching how to identify the risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, … Read more