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The Bronx’s Quiet, Brutal War With Opioids

“The dramatic rise in opioid-related deaths has devastated communities around the United States in recent years, and has stirred concern among law enforcement and public health officials alike in New York City.” Terrell Jones, a longtime resident of the Bronx and educator with the New York Harm Reduction Educators, always keeps a dose of naloxone, a medication… View Article Published on - October 13, 2017 1:48 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC Continues to “Just Talk About It”

As the country continues to shine a spotlight on mental health, MHA-NYC and its programs have played a significant role in the media and the public’s growing discourse on mental health and wellness this quarter. In July, the NFL Life Line’s work with current and former NFL Players, staff, and their families was highlighted by… View Article Published on - October 11, 2017 3:19 pm Published by -

Minds Ahead Laces Up for Wellness

Minds Ahead, MHA-NYC’s young leaders council, are lacing up their running shoes in the name of mental health and wellness. To raise awareness of mental health and support the work of the Mental Health Association of New York City, the Minds Ahead team committed to running the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon and five-mile race… View Article Published on - October 11, 2017 3:10 pm Published by -

MHA-NYC and National Suicide Prevention Month 2017

During September, National Suicide Prevention Month, MHA-NYC’s and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s #BeThe1To movement successfully illustrated to thousands the importance of being there for someone who may need it most. The five action steps provide useful tools that anyone can use, year round, to #BeThe1To prevent suicide. Over 20,000 users visited bethe1to.com in September to… View Article Published on - October 10, 2017 8:51 pm Published by -

Disaster Distress Helpline Supports Those Affected by Hurricanes

Over the past several weeks, the United States has experienced several major disaster events with long-lasting impacts on both the regions immediately affected and the country as a whole. In the wake of these major disaster events, the Disaster Distress Helpline has seen record call volume, and has risen to meet the increased need. In… View Article Published on - October 10, 2017 8:36 pm Published by -

CVS Taps A Design Legend To Reinvent The Prescription Label

“With the profusion of online pharmacies, CVS realized that to give people a reason to come in, it had to design a better service.” The new prescription labels are just a start for a number of things CVS has on its roadmap, including ways to bundle together medications meant to be taken at the same… View Article Published on - October 5, 2017 8:58 pm Published by -

Chinese Somatization and Depression’s Cultural Differences

Do Cultural Differences Change What Depression Feels Like?   The contrasting ways Chinese people and Westerners express symptoms could point to distinct experiences of the same disorder. Andrew Ryder, a cultural psychologist at Concordia University in Canada, stated, “There’s the way people express depression, which is to have a depressed mood. And then there’s what… View Article Published on - October 5, 2017 6:44 pm Published by -

Suicide prevention fence installed along George Washington Bridge

“When you put barriers on bridges people can’t jump, won’t jump and lives are saved” Stated Dr. John Draper, Project Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in regards to the George Washington Bridge fence installment. Recent construction efforts have begun to install a new barrier for the bridge to reduce the amount of suicide attempts…. View Article Published on - October 4, 2017 6:21 pm Published by -

Ellen DeGeneres features Logic and Alessia Cara to discuss hit song, “1-800-273-8255”

Popular talk show host and philanthropist, Ellen DeGeneres, invited musical artists and mental health advocates, Logic and Alessia Cara, onto her show to discuss their hit song, 1-800-273-8255. The song opens up the conversation about suicide prevention and encourages individuals in crisis to reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  Watch the interview and musical… View Article Published on - September 22, 2017 7:57 pm Published by -

The ‘Madman’ Is Back in the Building

“What do you wear the first day back to work after a 90-day leave of absence because of a psychotic break?” “This is the question I found myself asking a little more than a year after I joined the Legal Aid Society of New York. The last time my colleagues had seen me, I’d been… View Article Published on - September 21, 2017 5:53 pm Published by -