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may is mental health month

The Gut-Wrenching Problems of Mental Health

By Madeline Halpern, MHA Policy and Programs Analyst

If you are what you eat, does that mean food can change the way you think?

Based on what Mental Health America (MHA) discover in our screening data, the answer is a resounding yes.

Trends in Sleep Patterns Among Mental Health Screeners

By Madeline Halpern, MHA Policy and Programs Analyst

Everyone knows that feeling tired can make you grumpy, but does sleep impact your mental health in other ways?

Based on what Mental Health America (MHA) discovered in our screening data, the answer is a resounding yes.

How Science Supports Pets for Improving Your Mental Health

By Steven Feldman, Executive Directory of HABRI

The relationship between man and animal dates back centuries. Time has transformed this relationship from being one based on utility to one based on love and family.

Job Searching with a Mental Health Condition

By Michele Hellebuyck, MHA Policy and Programs Manager

How Blue Light Affects Mental Health

By Christine Dearmont, Legacy Supply

May 15th is Dual Diagnosis Day – Here’s Why It’s Important

By Brooke HIlton, Dual Diagnosis Day Founder

Today May 15, 2018 is the first ever Dual Diagnosis Day! I know what you might be thinking… a) What is dual diagnosis? b) Do we really need another awareness day? and c) Why should I care?

2 Big Ways to Relieve Stress for Body and Mind

By Cynthia Germanotta, Born This Way Foundation President + Co-Founder and Colleen Werner, ChannelKindness.org Reporter

Sex Addiction, Porn, and Problematic Sexual Behavior

By Leah Briick, Executive Director and David Lewis, Board Member, Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)

In today’s world, sex addiction has become a term that is often seen in the media or discussed in the news.

Fast Girl: Suzy's Story

By Suzy Favor Hamilton, Three Time Olympian and Mental Health Advocate

Some people know me as a 3-time Olympian in track and field. And while my athletic journey began in my youth, my personal journey with mental illness began in 2005, a year after my retirement.

Are You At Risk for an Eating Disorder?

By Lauren Smolar, Director of Helpline Services at the National Eating Disorders Association

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and the longer they go undiagnosed, the more difficult they are to treat.¹ 

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