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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?
Bruce Springsteen's Journey through Depression
Rock music icon Bruce Springsteen recently spoke of his struggles with Depression during an interview with Esquire Magazine. His illustrious career, which includes winning 20 Grammy Awards, has also been marked by periods of intense struggle with his mental health.
Out of the Darkness Walk
Greenbrook TMS is proud to have been a sponsor of and particpant in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk on October 20th in Washington, D.C. Out of the Darknes Walks take place all over the United States in order to raise awareness of and support for suicide prevention.
National Depression Screening Day
Today is National Depression Screening Day. Check out our infographic to learn about the symptoms and risk factors for depression, and reach out for help if you recognize any of these symptoms in yourself or in a loved one.
Student Athletes Advocate for Mental Health
Congratulations to Greenbrook's summer intern, Olivia Lubarsky! Olivia, a gymnast at Towson University, started a mental health iniative for student athletes as a sophmore. Thanks to Olivia's work, Towson was selected as one of 15 universities for the We Are All a Little "Crazy" College Campus Tour. The #SameHere Sit Down College Campus Tour will bring the message of mental health awareness to 15 universities across the country.
Suicide Prevention
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, with National Suicide Prevention Week taking place from September 9th-15th. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and is preventable through increased mental health awareness and mental health treatment. How can you help?