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Addressing the mental health crisis in our jails

In Hennepin County, we are putting solutions in place. But we need help from our state and congressional leaders, and we need it now.<p>We are seeing …

Mental Health

Amanda Seyfried: Mental Illness 'Should Be Taken As Seriously As Anything Else'

Amanda Seyfried is getting candid about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and the stigmas that go along with seeking help for mental health …

More than half of US adults with mental illness don't get needed care

Health care reform has expanded mental health care coverage for Americans, an annual report released this week suggests, but about 56 percent of U.S. adults with a mental illness still do not receive treatment.<p>The nonprofit Mental Health America (MHA) reported that 40 million Americans are dealing …

When schools fail our children: America’s education system needs to put more focus on mental health

Students have normal back-to-school jitters, but for some these worries detract from the ability to learn<p>Deana Farmer • Ann DiGirolamo<p>October 16, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>Students across the country have stepped into their classrooms, filled with …

2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together

But even when my depression threatened to cut me off completely from the world around me, I struggled with the decision to take antidepressants. It wasn't just that I'd been taught to believe that "going on meds" was giving up. No, what really worried me was how I'd cope if the drugs didn't …

Depression

20 cat Halloween costumes for the rare cats who want to wear them

Your cat will probably not wear a Halloween costume. Let's be honest, humans. But you'll want to be prepared just in case.<p>Here are 20 of the finest, …

Foster care raises children's risk of mental, physical health problems

Children in the United States who have been in foster care are at significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems, including …