Find out what's going on in public health today, Monday, May 6, 2013.
Today, the White House announced mental health and other public health initiatives as cornerstones of its latest national drug control strategy.
How does the public respond to mental illness? Researcher Bernice A. Pescosolido, PhD, tackles this and other questions based on her investigation of mental health stigma.
In a heavily-anticipated announcement Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama unveiled sweeping proposals to decrease the epidemic of gun violence, including signing “a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need.”
Mental health disorders too often go untreated. Less than one-third of the 57.7 million annually affected American adults receive mental health services, as do one-half of U.S. children. Health leaders in the District of Columbia are working to address that.
Nearly every day, the Mental Health Center of Western Maryland gets calls from people who need care but have no insurance and cannot afford to pay out of pocket.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that can occur after a stressful event like war, assault or disaster, and lead to other health problems. Learn about this growing concern and its impact on our military veterans in a Memorial Day Q&A with epidemiologist and author Steven Coughlin.
To recognize National Prevention Week, May 20-26, APHA's Georges Benjamin underscores the importance of addressing mental health through the public health lens.
If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the health care law, retirees may pay about $20,000 for medical care; new study reports that one in every six cancers worldwide is caused by a treatable or preventable infection; video spurs advocacy of systematic reforms in the treatment of the mentally ill. All this and more, rounding up...
Former President Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter discussed two of their life’s passions since leaving the White House — mental health and global health — in remarks before the Association of Health Care Journalists conference Thursday in Atlanta.
If you don’t have good mental health, you don’t have good health. That sentiment informed much of the discussion last Friday during a National Public Health Week event at Morgan State University in Baltimore.
As NPHW comes to a close with a focus on mental health and emotional well-being, Frances Harding, director of SAMHSA, offers her insights into public health interventions to address mental health challenges.