Florida Universities Short On Mental Health Personnel

Mental health resources in Florida have always been low. The state consistently ranks lowest for spending on mental health according to data. Florida’s psychiatrists worry that this continuous underfunding is having dire consequences. With multiple shootings in the past few years, the light has been shining harshly on Florida’s dismal mental health. Of the 12 state universities in Florida, eight o...

Statistics About Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is more common than people think. While it is most often associated with soldiers returning from combat, this mental disorder doesn’t discriminate. Military personnel, civilians, adults, teens, and children of every gender and background can experience it. Some of the statistics about PTSD are surprising and shocking. Prevalence Even with the United States ...

Warning Signs of Postpartum Depression

For years, postpartum depression was written off as the “baby blues”. Mothers would struggle for weeks, even years, with feelings of sadness, irritability, or even numbness. In recent years postpartum has not only been diagnosed more but the stigma around it has started to fade away. Everyone, from the average woman to celebrities, has experienced this type of depression. It doesn’t make one a bad...

Types of Bipolar Disorder Explained

Bipolar disorder is a lifelong mental illness that is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Other factors, like genetics and the environment, can also influence it. There are several different types of bipolar disorder out there but all involve a degree of depression and mania. To help you better understand the different types of bipolar disorder we’ve explained them all.   Bipolar I D...

Hospitals Teaming Up to Offer Free Mental Health Training

Several hospitals in the Northeast Florida area around Jacksonville have come together for a new mental health campaign. They are offering free mental health training. The course called, Mental Health First Aid, is free and open to all Northeast Florida residents. This course is in response to the 2016 results that found that Northeast Florida ranked the second lowest in the state for mental healt...

Mental Health in Adults

In recent years more conversations have revolved around mental health in the US. The stigma is around mental health and mental illness is gradually going away. Celebrities are coming forward with their struggles while politicians fight for funding for more mental health aid. Yet still, the US has one of the highest rates of mental illness in the world. The statistics and facts around mental health...

Mental Health Disorders in Children and Teens

The conversation on mental health is so often centered on adults. What ends up happening is that children and teens are then overlooked. Many people aren’t even aware or don’t believe, those young people can suffer from serious mental health disorders. The fact is that in the US close to 20%, that is 1 out of every 5 children, suffer from some form of mental disorder. Prevalence of Mental Illness ...

Foods that Fight Depression

Florida’s top psychiatrists often recommend that their patients suffering from depression alter their diet. There’s a simple reason for this. Some foods carry ingredients that heighten the symptoms of depression. Meanwhile, other foods have nutrients that promote a healthy mental state. Here are some foods that Florida psychiatrists recommend eating to fight depression. Turkey Even if it’s not Tha...

Delray Beach Program Gives Mental Health Patients a Home Away From Home

For over a year, social worker and therapist Michelle Sgarlato has been coordinator of the Welcome Home Program at Delray Community Center at 7091 W. Atlantic Ave, caring for 20 men and women with long-term mental health conditions. Despite a severe lack of funding, the service is free to the community year-round Monday through Friday. The program consists of socialization opportunities, psychiatr...

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