Mental Health

Covid Increases Risk Of Mental Illness And Brain Disease Up To Two Years After Infection, Study Suggests

Topline People who have had Covid-19 are at an increased risk of mental health and neurological conditions—including seizures, dementia, psychotic disorders and brain fog—two years after infection, according to a large study published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry medical journal, shedding further light on the long-term health consequences of the virus as countries around the …

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Majority of college students have a mental illness: study

College students already juggle school, work, friends, hormones — and in comes a new challenge: navigating mental healthcare. Researchers at Boston University recently revealed some staggering findings — that depression among college students increased by nearly 135% over eight years, while anxiety surged 110%. Unfortunately, those rates have well outpaced the demand for available and …

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Setting healthy boundaries with your partner will only make your relationship stronger, says therapist — Here’s how to get started

Vocalizing your needs to your partner when you know they won’t be happy about them is a daunting task. If you know a conflict lies just beyond the words “I need to carve out some more alone-time every week” or “I don’t want to be intimate every day,” that imminent friction can be enough to …

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Cochise County Sheriff’s Office secures $1.2 million grant for mental health initiatives

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Cochise County Board of Supervisors has approved a $1.2 million grant for the sheriff’s office to use toward mental health initiatives. With this money county, officials say inmates can get the help they need without having to travel outside of the county. The nearest mental health facility from Cochise County Jail is …

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Ezra Miller, ‘The Flash’ star, seeking treatment for mental health issues

Ezra Miller, who stars in the upcoming DC film “The Flash,” is seeking treatment for matters related to mental health, according to a statement Miller provided to CNN through a representative. “Having recently gone through a time of intense crisis, I now understand that I am suffering complex mental health issues and have begun ongoing …

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NYC schools ‘not equipped’ to support student mental health, state audit finds

New York City public schools are not “equipped” to support students’ mental health — and previously misled parents about what programs are available to kids in need, according to a report by the state comptroller released Thursday. The four-year audit found that the Department of Education lacks the staff and training to support the wellbeing …

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Parents of 16-year-old suicide victim McKenna Brown speak out on mental health

A Central Florida couple is sounding the alarm about youth depression after their 16-year-old daughter committed suicide before starting her senior year of high school. McKenna Brown, 16, was a star athlete who hoped to play women’s hockey at the University of South Florida. She was one day away from starting her last year at East Lake High in Tarpon Springs …

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Cultivating A Culture Of Health: How Comprehensive Community-Wide Hypertension Data Are Inspiring Heath Equity

It’s no secret that the best data often begets the best policy, especially when it comes to community health and wellness. Having accurate, timely, and well-informed data is often the difference maker that allows communities to dramatically move the needle on health disparities. When it comes to health disparities, the city of Nashville can – …

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The hottest new wellness benefits are bespoke perks for all employees

Good morning—Amber here! Today, Fortune’s Paolo Confino continues our National Wellness Month coverage by chronicling the latest wellbeing-focused benefits employers are offering to workers. Premium benefits and perks that were once reserved for executives are now being offered to all employees to cut down on burnout and turnover in the workplace. Read on below. Employers …

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Ezra Miller seeks treatment for ‘mental health issues’

NEW YORK (AP) — After a string of arrests and erratic behavior that spanned Hawaii to Vermont, “Flash” actor Ezra Miller said they have begun treatment for “complex mental health issues.” The 29-year-old Miller, who identifies as non-binary, issued a statement late Monday. On Sept. 26, Miller is due to appear for arraignment in Vermont …

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