The Horizon League offers mental health grants to member organizations

Story links *Released with permission of Horizon League* Indianapolis – The Horizon League, in conjunction with its Board of Directors, announced this week a historic $550,000 investment of league resources to address mental health issues at every Horizon League organization. “Our student-athletes are often more prone to mental health concerns than the average college student. … Read more

Superintendent Vargas makes references to quality of life and mental health during his county’s state speech

Superintendent Nora Vargas. Photo by Chris Stone Chairman of the County Board of Supervisors Nora Vargas He focused on improving life for families, a stronger economy, better infrastructure and mental health care, and fighting homelessness in his county’s state address Wednesday night. Speaking to a full crowd at the West Plaza County Management Center, Vargas, … Read more

What is postpartum psychosis? Psychologist explains mental illness associated with pregnancy

Last week’s tragedy in Duxbury shed light on postpartum mental health. Lindsey Clancy, of Allegedly, he suffered from postpartum depression, of many crimes after the death of her three young children in the family home. Clancy remains in the hospital with injuries sustained in an apparent suicide attempt. While authorities have not said whether or … Read more

Update: The Santa Clara County leader is prioritizing mental illness treatment and child care

Santa Clara County is dealing with unaffordable housing, inaccessible child care, homelessness, and a mental health crisis. A leader wants to build alliances to solve the region’s most pressing problems. Superintendent Susan Ellenberg described her “Building Together” agenda Tuesday in her first state of the county address as chair of the Board of Supervisors. She … Read more

New Governor Tina Kotick’s first budget plan calls for significant spending on housing, education and behavioral health

Oregon’s new governor, Tina Kotick, wants to spend $1 billion in the next two years to maintain and build affordable housing, divert more than $9 billion to public schools and set aside millions to increase staff at an Oregon State Hospital, under a proposed $240.6 billion spending plan she released Tuesday. A budget proposed by … Read more

Letters to the Editor – Oklahoma City, mental health, senior housing, gender identity

Oklahoma City is a success story Reply: “The quarterback gets things done — Oklahoma City is neither red nor blue and leads unanimously. America can, too,” by David Holt, Sunday Opinion. Thanks for highlighting Mayor Holt and my ancestral homeland. Oklahoma City is a vivid example of Republicans and Democrats working together on civic issues … Read more

Lawmakers are concerned about skyrocketing costs in Missouri for mental health

JEFFERSON CITY — A panel of state lawmakers raised questions Monday about increasing costs at the state’s mental health agency. Republican members of the House Subcommittee on State Funding for Social Service Programs have expressed concern about the proposed nearly $300 million increase in the Department of Mental Health. In the agency’s proposed budget for … Read more

Review: Netflix’s “Gunther’s Millions” wraps up a study of mental health in a stunning spectacle

Maurizio Meian (right) and the members of I Magnifici 5 in the Netflix documentary series Gunther’s Millions. Image: Netflix A dog with 400 million dollars! Human Education Experiments! Madonna’s house! Netflix must hope that its latest docuseries “Gunther’s Millions” draws in legions of eye-catching thrill-seekers like “Tiger King” in 2020. But even though this narrow … Read more

Celebrations can benefit your health and well-being

Perceived social support is an important factor in maintaining mental health and well-being. Studies have shown that individuals with higher levels of perceived social support have better mental and physical health outcomes, and are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, and stress. New research finds that celebrations that highlight accomplishments can enhance the perception of … Read more