How drugs can improve our mental health

Salt Lake City (ABC4) – While recent years have seen major changes in Utah’s drug policies – including the departure of Utah Medical Cannabis Act In November 2018 – many are still wondering why the country has not yet legalized or even decriminalized the use of psilocybin. Psilocybin is derived from so-called magic mushrooms. Currently, … Read more

Bills addressing pig theft, funding for rural mental health advances in the House of Representatives on Friday

Utah lawmakers on Friday approved funding for two additional mental health crisis response teams for Cache County and Winta Basin. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Estimated reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — House lawmakers wrapped up the second week of the ongoing legislative session by approving funding for mental health crisis reception centers … Read more

“Shrunken” star Jason Segel didn’t think mental illness was a stigma

Jason Segel in shrank (Image: Apple TV +) Jason Segel readily admits that he’s got a special stamp for a very specific role: “your best friend.” “I was like on a TV show for nine years, where I was your best friend,” the 43-year-old Los Angeles native said of the long-running CBS show. How have … Read more

New figures highlight the impact of Covid-19 on mental health care for inpatients and emergency departments

New numbers reported this week indicate that Vermont’s inpatient psychiatric care capacity slowly began to rebound last year, but it remains well below pre-pandemic levels. Meanwhile, the total number of days patients spent seeking mental health care in emergency departments statewide reached new highs. That number, more than 10,500 a day, now appears to be … Read more

UT Tyler receives a $1.3 million grant to support student mental health programs across the district’s school districts | local news

The University of Texas at Tyler has received more than $1.3 million from the US Department of Education’s Mental Health Services Professionals Demonstration Program to help support the mental health needs of students in East Texas School District. The program was recently approved by US Senator John Cornyn’s Safer Communities Act (R-TX), which was signed … Read more

What employers need to prioritize in 2023: mental health and cost containment

Today’s employers face the twin challenges of skyrocketing insurance rates and America’s unshakeable mental health crisis. As health care costs have risen over the past few years, many organizations have absorbed some additional costs to avoid higher subscriber prices. However, many could no longer afford it. Moreover, employers who have invested in strong mental health … Read more

New group addressing mental health in the hospitality industry in vail

CHOW, or Culinary Hospitality Awareness and Wellness, hosted the Vail region’s first meeting for members of the hospitality industry to network, share experiences, and discuss mental health and wellness in the industry.Dominic Taylor, Image courtesy / Phil Daily Archive Members of the hospitality workforce have long faced mental health challenges. According to a study published … Read more

Meditation and mindfulness may be just as effective as medications for treating some mental conditions

Many people look to new diet trends or exercise regimens—often with questionable benefit—to get a healthy start in the new year. But there is one strategy that has been shown over and over again to boost mood and health: meditation. In late 2022, a high-profile study caused a stir when it claimed that meditation might … Read more

How the Wolf Pack approaches adolescent mental health differently

The best horror and sci-fi reflects the fears of his time. In the 1950s, alien invasion films like “The Day the Earth Stood Still” were commentaries on Americans’ xenophobia and Cold War-era fears of nuclear annihilation. “Rosemary’s Baby” from 1968, and “The Omen” from 1976 represent Boomers’ frustration with their parents’ societal norms. Slasher films … Read more

With state funding, Burlington is close to launching a mental health crisis response team

Burlington is close to launching a new crisis response team to be run by the Howard Center. Photo by Patrick Crowley/VTDigger With the guarantee of a government grant, Burlington is close to rolling out a Crisis Response Team this year to help with mental health emergencies. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced to City Council Monday night … Read more