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![…]

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[…]