When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he said. Now, the insurer said he had improved and it was no longer medically necessary for the young man to see his psychiatrist… Read More Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise
People who have upbeat outlooks on life are twice as likely to have better cardiovascular health, than those whose outlooks are less rosy, according to a recently published study that looked at links between optimism and heart health. “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,”… Read More Don’t Worry, Be Happy. It’s Good for Your Heart.
consider 9/11 families’ mental health needs while covering the bin Laden story… Read More Post Traumatic Stress – relieved or relived?
In the wake of the Tucson shooting, our mental health system needs another look.… Read More The Stigma of Mental Health and the Shooting in Tuscon
you can’t always predict when things will go wrong, but you can take control of how you handle bad situations, manage your stress, and promote your well-being.… Read More What, me stressed?