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Teens in Child Welfare System at Higher Drug Abuse Rate
According to a study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, teens in child welfare system are at higher risk of marijuana, inhalants and other drug use. Findings...more



Talkspace to Expand Mental Health Therapy Through Texting
Talkspace, a startup that offers affordable anonymous mental health therapy through mobile texting and the Internet, has garnered $2.5 million in funds to expand its services. The funding came...more

Mental Health Care for Homeless Youth
Mental health is among the many concerns that affect homeless youth. However, the availability and accessibility to its treatment is limited. Kate J. Hodgson of the School of Psychology at UK's...more

NIMH Study Finds People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study indicates that people suffering from serious mental illnesses can lose weight and maintain weight loss through a proper lifestyle...more

Artisan Bakery Makes Bread Sustainable, Supports People with Mental Health Problems
Centre for Better Health, a Hackney community-based mental health charity, runs an artisan bakery called Better Health Bakery. The bakery offers people with mental health problems the opportunity...more

Binge Drinking May Lead to Increased Atherosclerotic Progression, Stroke
A study published in the Journal of Neurology, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, and Atherosclerosis, excessive alcohol consumption or binge drinking increases atherosclerotic progression and risk of...more

SAMHSA Announces Creation of Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy
The Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the creation of the Office of Tribal Affairs and Policy (OTAP) to...more

How Philadelphia Is Breaking Mental Illness Barriers
The city of Philadelphia is breaking down years of mental illness stigma by spreading awareness and offering support in a simple, inspiring way: by promising to listen. The city has introduced its...more

Video Games: The Future of Mental Health Treatment?
A program that offers a unique approach to treating mental health is a collaborative effort from gaming technology experts and health researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of...more

L.A. County Board To OK Mental Health Treatment Law That Aims To Reduce Incarceration, Homelessness
The Los Angeles County will be voting on a discretionary state law that enables court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses. Laura's Law, which was passed in 2002...more






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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