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

How to Know If You Have a Fear of Abandonment (and What to Do About It)

Photo: panitanphoto (Shutterstock) It’s normal to feel a little uneasy or unsure about a new romantic interest or new friend. But if you find yourself overly concerned about being dumped and left behind by others, then you might have a fear of abandonment. “Fear of abandonment is an all-consuming fear that people close to you … 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

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond get postpartum depression. VCU researchers are studying how to help. | Richmond Local News

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond had postpartum depression in the first year of the pandemic, a pregnancy risk that has become more severe as the century’s worst public health crisis wears on. It was 1 in 8 in 2017, according to data from the Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. And a … Read more

Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for north Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due to staff and funding shortages, despite the nearly $120 million settlement awarded to Idaho in a lawsuit against the nation’s three … 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

Instagram Likes May Be Distorting Children’s Perception Of Reality, Says New Mental Health Research

Psychologists discuss why social media might mean more to adolescents than adults. getty A new study published in The Journal of Psychology explains that social media likes on platforms like Instagram might hold significant social relevance for teenagers with high social comparison and feedback-seeking motivations. The research suggests that such adolescents may be more emotionally … Read more

Student-Athlete Earns Prestigious Fulbright Research Award

By Selene Kinder, Fresno State FRESNO STATE — Sydney Fox has made a competition out of taking her education as far as she can. An avid runner since childhood, her analysis concludes that talent only gets you so far — it’s hard work and dedication that get you to the next level. Have fun in … Read more

A psychotherapist shares the 3 exercises she uses every day to ‘stop obsessing about the future’

Stress is a natural response to uncertainty, and it’s normal to find yourself worrying about future events every now and then. But excessive thoughts about the future can be a sign of anticipatory anxiety—a fear of unpredictable future events, which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety disorders. This is something I often see in my … Read more