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How to Support Someone with Mental Illness

1 in 5 of us lives with a mental illness. We all have a family member or loved one affected by mental illness. Like any other health problem, someone with a mental illness needs all of your love and support. Here are some tips to help you support someone living with mental illness.

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Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Dr. Mayberg presents a webinar on Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression. Dr. Mayberg is the Director of the Center of Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She's a member of BBRF's Scientific Council, was a 2002 BBRF Distinguished Investigator Grantee, a 1995 Independent Investigator Grantee, and a 1991 Young Investigator Grantee. She also received the Foundation's 2007 Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Affective Disorders Research.

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Everyday Mental Health Tips

When we talk about mental health we are talking about “a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.” Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects our ability to handle stress, face and overcome challenges, maintain and build relationships, and recover from difficulties and setbacks. Here are a few everyday mental health tips to help you elevate your mood and become more resilient.

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As the last weeks of summer vacation begin to wind down, and as advertisers “back-to-school” campaigns are in full-effect, a sense of excitement, nervousness, and stress begins to arise in both parents and children alike. Here are a few tips to begin the back-to-school season with a smooth start.

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Looking at Addiction and Suicide Through the Lens of Brain Science

The New York Times reported that drugs, alcohol, and suicide together claimed more than 150,000 American lives in 2017. The grim statistic, attributed to two public health nonprofit groups, was based on mortality data compiled by the U.S. CDC. Suicides accounted for over 47,000 of these deaths. Read what Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and BBRF Scientific Council Member has to say about this.

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