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Workplace Mental Health: What Employers & Employees Can Do
Living with a mental illness means working with one, too. Although those struggling with their mental health can have great difficulty engaging in many aspects of life (including their careers), others are able to perform well at work despite how they’re feeling. Even so, The American Psychiatric Association estimates that depression costs up to $200 billion a year through diminished productivity, workplaces absences, and associated healthcare expenditures.
Untreated Depression & Anxiety Linked to Future Memory Loss
Recent University of Sussex findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) in Britain have pointed to episodes of depression being associated with loss of memory function later in life. The study, which began in 1958 and involves 18,000 participants from birth onto adulthood, found that more than one period of depression or anxiety in an individual’s 20s-40s predicted cognitive impairment in their 50s.
Tidying Up with Depression
Marie Kondo’s hit Netflix show Tidying Up has inspired people around the world to declutter their homes and help makes their lives less stressful. Cleaning out old clothes and knick-knacks does more than free up square footage—it can also be a means of self-care.
Join Greenbrook TMS at This Is My Brave: Baltimore & Houston
Greenbrook TMS is pleased to announce that we’re sponsoring two upcoming This Is My Brave shows in Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas. This Is My Brave is a non-profit organization that gives those suffering from mental illness a platform to share the stories of their struggles and their recoveries. We’re proud to support this organization and the important work that they do in helping to diminish the stigma of mental illness.
Depression Isn’t Just Sadness
Prolonged sadness is the classic hallmark of depression, and it’s the symptom that’s most often discussed when people recognize depression in themselves and others. But recent light has been shed on another common but rarely acknowledged symptom: anger.
Heads Together: Britain’s Royal Family Works to End Mental Health Stigma
At the Davos World Economic Forum, Prince William advocated for greater mental health awareness, noting that “there are still so many people suffering in silence.” Prince William says his own mental health had suffered while he was serving as an Air Ambulance pilot because of the trauma-related nature of the job, especially in cases involving children. Watch as he discusses why mental health education and treatment is vital:
When Does Stress Turn Into Caregiver Burnout?
In a recent essay for USA Today, actor Rob Lowe wrote of the stress of being a caregiver for his ailing mother and called for greater awareness of and help for caregiver burnout. Lowe writes that, along with his brother, “we did everything we could to support [his mother], from hospitals to hospice care. I often felt overwhelmed, and that was even with all the support I had from my brothers and colleagues.”
Too Tired for Sunshine: Capturing Depression Through Art
Photographer Tara Wray spoke to NPR in a recent interview about her book of photos titled Too Tired for Sunshine, which captures Wray’s struggle with depression. The photographs—some bleak, others innocuous—show a world in which everyday scenes mirror life with mental illness. In one, the shadow of a gnarled tree is cast against the side of a darkened house. In another, a dog gazes at the camera through a blurred, rainy car window.
Why NFL’s First In-House Mental Health Professional Is So Important
Tish Guerin, on staff for the Carolina Panthers, is leading the way as the first mental health professional to round out a National Football League team’s usual staff of general physicians, nutritionists, trainers, and other specialists. While other NFL teams have been known to outsource mental health specialists when needed, the shift of many major sports leagues and college athletics to in-house professionals is one necessary for the structure of athletic culture and life.
Mental Health 2018: A Look Back
As 2018 is coming to a close, it’s been an important year for mental health awareness and treatment. Today we’re looking back at the top mental health headlines that Greenbrook TMS has brought you in 2018.
Suicide Rates Up 33%: What You Need to Know
New findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that between 1999 and 2017, the suicide rate has increased 33%. Although suicide has become the 10th leading cause of death in the United States for all ages, funding for research and prevention has lagged far behind other diseases, according to an investigative report from USA Today. It is clear that there is much work to be done in order to help those that are suffering from depression and other mental illnesses. What can you do?