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Are you mentally well enough for college?

September 18, 2019

Sept. 6, 2019 By Nicholas Joyce, University of South Florida Houston Chronicle https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Are-you-mentally-well-enough-for-college-14418527.php Last spring an 18-year-old college freshman who got straight A’s in high school – but was now failing several courses – came to my office on the campus where I work as a psychologist. The student was seeking a medical exception so more »

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal more »

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something more »

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13 Investigates: Texas at bottom of national rankings for mental health treatment

August 14, 2019

August 5, 2019 By Ted Oberg ABC13 https://abc13.com/gov-abbott-calls-for-improved-mental-health-treatment-in-texas/5445332/ HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — In his first comments in response to the deadly weekend shooting in El Paso, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott focused on improving mental health care statewide. Speaking at a news conference on Saturday, Abbott told reporters, “I can tell you that perhaps the most more »

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Mental illness may cause early death

Posted: 11:13 PM, July 16, 2019 Updated: 11:13 PM, July 16, 2019 By Arman Azad, CNN Click 2 Houston https://www.click2houston.com/health/mental-illness-may-cause-early-death (CNN) – Around the world, people with mental illness die up to 20 years earlier than the general population, and a comprehensive new report suggests that governments and health care providers must do more to stop the deaths. more »

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