Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Your phone knows if you’re depressed

July 15th, 2015

// Time spent on smartphone and GPS location sensor data detect depression NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHICAGO — You can fake a smile, but your phone knows the truth. Depression can be detected from your smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations, reports a small Northwestern Medicine study. […]

College Student Mental Health Resource

July 13th, 2015

‘Affordable Colleges Online’ created this guide to inform college students (and their friends and families) on the various on-campus and online resources they can use should a mental health concern arise: affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/

Meditation for mental health

June 10th, 2014

Many people believe that the goal of meditation is to sit still and stop thinking. In fact, trying to turn off thinking is not only pointless, but also very frustrating for beginning meditators, and can ultimately counteract the positive effects of a meditation practice. The human mind thinks, just as the ears hear and the […]

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

May 19th, 2014

by MHAM Volunteer Stefanie Motta As anyone who has experienced anxiety or depression knows, support from friends, family, a therapist, or an advocate is crucial. Yet, learning skills to support ourselves through difficult times can empower us to heal throughout an entire lifetime. One of the most effective self-care practices that I have found is […]

The Last Gold Leaf Releases EP Opaque

April 9th, 2014

By Derrick Keith, Band Member, The Last Gold Leaf When I was sixteen my parents bought be my first guitar as an Easter present. I never thought of myself as a musician. I was the kind of kid that spent endless hours locked away in my room, pencil in hand, drawing feverishly, seeking desperately to […]

Contacting a Health Provider About a Mental Health Condition

March 12th, 2014

When symptoms of a mental health condition emerge, knowing whom to contact can be somewhat confusing.  Below provides some information on who to contact first, type of professionals one might see, and tips on seeking a provider. If you have health insurance, you can either contact your health care provider or contact your insurance provider […]

Over One Third of Adults With MDE Did Not Speak With a Health Professional

February 27th, 2014

In any given year, about 7% of the U.S. adult population experiences a major depressive episode (MDE). In a recent issue of The NSDUH Report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration looked at combined data from the 2008 to 2012 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) that showed that more […]

Off Leash Area Presents Maggie’s Brain

January 14th, 2014

By Jennifer Ilse, Co-Artistic Director, Off-Leash Area I have sweet memories of my brother Craig, 11 years my elder. Accompanying him to Boy Scout meetings, camping, swimming, pine cone fights, building snowmen… Though at times he staked out his rightful place as older tormenting brother, he clearly adored me, loved to teach me and show […]

Henry’s Story

November 13th, 2013

  At MHAM, we depend on individual donors to support our mission to enhance mental health, promote individual empowerment, and increase access to treatment and services for people living with mental illnesses. You can help us by contributing to MHAM through Give to the Max Day tomorrow, November 14. What’s more, your donation will be […]

Give to the Max on November 14!

November 7th, 2013

The Great Minnesota Give Together is a week away! On Thursday, November 14, MHAM will participate in its fifth Give to the Max Day through GiveMN.org. And, we are pleased to announce that the MHAM Board of Directors has offered a very generous matching grant to help MHAM reach its year-end fundraising goal of $25,000. […]