Mental Illness Prevalence in America

The commonality of mental health issues in America is often vastly underestimated. Mental health issues in the United States are significantly more prevalent than we often realize. According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, almost 20% of Americans have issues with mental illness, nearly 45 million people. In most cases, mental illnesses appear before Read more about Mental Illness Prevalence in America[…]

Happy Mental Health Month!

May is national Mental Health Month! This is the time we raise awareness and increase understanding of mental health issues and their treatments and prevalence, both in America and globally. Mental Health Month provides us with a golden opportunity to combat stigma and provide accurate information. 1 in 5 adults in the United States are Read more about Happy Mental Health Month![…]

Guest Scientist: Psychotic Disorders and Metacognitive Remediation – Dr. Nicholas Breitborde

Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are devastating illnesses that are characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thought and speech.  Yet, growing research has suggested that the greatest barrier faced by individuals in their recovery from psychotic disorders is declines in cognitive functioning. Unexplained worsening of skills such as memory, problem-solving, and attention is Read more about Guest Scientist: Psychotic Disorders and Metacognitive Remediation – Dr. Nicholas Breitborde[…]

Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February!

The Institute for Mental Health Research has endeavored over the past few months to create a series of engaging educational events for 2018 that showcase all the nuances and advances that have been made and are being made in the field of mental health research. This past year, the doors opened at the IMHR’s Epicenter, Read more about Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February![…]

On Mental Illness and Stigma

In recent years, society has begun to recognize and tackle the stigmas that are present in our world. Often, it is the most apparent subjects — matters that are often addressed in politics and conversation — that receive attention for the stigmas associated with them: race, ethnicity, class, disabilities, gender, etc. Those who suffer with Read more about On Mental Illness and Stigma[…]

Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents

The Institute for Mental Health Research is kicking off a new series of events — Focus on Mental Health — that have been created to share information with the public about mental health. The focus of these events will be on innovation and best practices in research and practice, and many of the events will Read more about Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents[…]

Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness characterized by psychosis (i.e., hallucinations, delusions) and cognitive deficits. Despite more than a century of research, the causes of schizophrenia are unclear. Recently, however, researchers discovered something that they think will help them understand why some people develop schizophrenia. Researchers discovered that people with schizophrenia have abnormal retinal blood Read more about Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier[…]