Published 8:56 a.m. CT May 15, 2019 By Rory Linnane, Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten and Haley BeMiller Milwaukee Journal Sentinel https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/solutions/2019/05/15/teen-suicide-prevention-treatment-can-hard-to-find-across-usa/3620829002/
Teens across America are increasingly anxious and depressed. Social media is amplifying bullying and other bad behaviors, leaving kids feeling isolated and tormented.
In many parts of the country, it is difficult to get treatment for mental health problems.
Tragically, the number of young people dying by suicide is rising.
Amid a slew of negative statistics from the Pew Research Center, Read More
May 23, 2019 By Mary Jane Belleza KULR-8 https://www.kulr8.com/news/wisconsin-doctor-runs-k-in-states-to-raise-awareness-for/article_d3a32af0-7dcd-11e9-b77c-eb2014e536ab.html
One Wisconsin doctor is raising awareness for mental illness by running 5ks in all fifty states.
From coast to coast Dr. Adel Korkor is making it his mission to reduce the stigma of mental illness and over 4,000 are expected to join Dr. Korkor in the 5k series all fifty states.
Despite the windy weather the Billings community came out to Riverfront Park to spread awareness about mental illness.Read More
Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in questions from the public where Angela talked personally with individuals who face the day-to-day reality of mental illness.Read More
By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes
I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so many things can be wonderful, but it can also be dangerous, especially for someone with bipolar disorder.Read More
By Justin Razavi Posted: Apr 25, 2019 05:59 PM CDT Updated: Apr 26, 2019 06:13 PM CDT WeAreGreenBay.com https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-short-more-than-200-psychiatrists-experts-say/1954523426
(WFRV) — About 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness in a given year, and according to a recent report by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, roughly half of those who do in Wisconsin, aren’t receiving care. That’s largely due to a lack of psychiatrists in the state.
Dr. John Schneider, President of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, estimates there Read More
April 9, 2019 By Melissa Bailey and JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News https://khn.org/news/suicide-seniors-long-term-care-nursing-homes/
When Larry Anders moved into the Bay at Burlington nursing home in late 2017, he wasn’t supposed to be there long. At 77, the stoic Wisconsin machinist had just endured the death of his wife of 51 years and a grim new diagnosis: throat cancer, stage 4.
His son and daughter expected him to stay two weeks, tops, before going home to begin chemotherapy. From the start, they Read More