Scientists Say Child’s Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Written by: Jon Hamilton Orginally published by: NPR Morning Edition Why people play and how play relates to learning. When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground. “The experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the front end of your brain,”

NBA Finalizes Expanded Mental Health Program, Adds Licensed Psychiatrists

Written By MICHAEL SHAPIRO Orginally Published by: Sports Illustrated The NBA announced an expanded set of mental health policies for 2019-20 on Wednesday, according to The Athletic’s Sam Amick. The league office reportedly issued a memo to all 30 teams, announcing the following measures required by each team for the upcoming season. All teams must have

10 Common Misconceptions Surrounding Workplace Mental Health

The Stigma Surrounding Workplace Mental Illness And Psychotherapy: 10 Common Misconceptions Written by: Bryan Robinson published by Forbes Sep 13, 2019 A lot has been written about mental health in the workplace and the risks of sharing a mental illness with coworkers or employers. September is National Suicide Prevention Month–an important time to address the

How To Begin A Conversation About Suicide

Before talking with someone you are concerned about, have suicide crisis resources available, such as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK), or numbers and addresses of local crisis lines or treatment centers. Mention what signs prompted you to ask about how they are feeling. Mention the warning signs that prompted you to ask

How Can I Help A Depressed Friend?

You Can Do a Lot for a Depressed Friend Chances are you know someone struggling with depression – it’s among the most common behavioral health problems facing Americans today. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 7% of U.S. adults – that’s more than 17 million people – experienced depression in the

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