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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.
 

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PRA's Certified Psychiatric Rehabilition Practioner, Beth Albaneze, M.A., CTRS, CPRP, CLP of Olney, MD, founder of House Calls Total Wellness, LLC, servicing the Maryland/D.C. area and author of the new book "From Helpless to Hopeful: Addressing a Loved Ones' Challenges and Changes." With her new book she hopes it will help others by addressing often asked questions supported who are dealing with a loved one's mental health challenges learn how to navigate what can appear to be an overwhelming process. Also included is information about the uniqueness of her business and how her team of mental health specialists help individuals from children to seniors through a more personalized approach to finding solutions.
The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center's building has long been at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian city, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio traveled to the hilltop hospital seeking care. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, which was often without patients, closed.
A new program will go into effect after final county approval Tuesday, allowing for mental health co-responders to assist local law enforcement on calls which involve or potentially involve subjects in need of mental health services. The move comes at a time where similar programs are gaining popularity nationwide, and as policing methods adapt to those trends.
Late last summer, two football players at Indiana State University were killed in a car crash. Just over one week ago, three football players at the University of were killed when they were shot by a former teammate. In both cases, university leaders needed to make a plan to support the teammates and friends of the students who died.
This Thanksgiving, college students across the nation are taking a temporary break from classes to celebrate at home with family and friends. Yet for students struggling with thoughts of suicide and other serious mental health issues, some may be told not to return to campus.
A Stanford psychiatry professor found herself in a strange position at the start of 2017. The Trump administration had just banned travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, and Stanford’s Muslim community was in despair.
Near the end of his rocky rookie season, in April 2021, Golden State Warriors center James Wiseman learned he had a torn meniscus requiring surgery on his right knee. He cried as he sat in the Chase Center garage, struggling to digest the news. Then he cried for the next several days. Wiseman plunged into a dark place at times over the next 15 months. He couldn't play basketball and daily life was daunting: He wore a brace and needed crutches, making it difficult to use the bathroom or take a shower.
After his father died of Covid last fall, Donkan Martinez was overwhelmed by grief and turned to an unlikely outlet: virtual reality. The 24-year-old found himself wading into an emerging field of virtual mental health care, via a service called Innerworld, which offers peer-led mental health support through its app.
The short-term risk of suicide after medical hospital discharge is four times higher among men compared with women. As previous work has identified female-specific antecedents of suicide-related behavior after medical hospitalization of women with serious mental illness, we examined predictors among a similar population of men with multimorbidity.
The aim of the study was to explore patients' attitudes towards voluntary and involuntary hospitalization in Norway, and predictors for involuntary patients who wanted admission.
Day after day, thousands of Alabamians spend every waking moment behind the walls of the state's 14 correctional facilities in what the Department of Justice has alleged are overcrowded, dangerous and even violate the Eighth Amendment. To study the effects of incarceration, Timothy Edgemon, assistant professor of sociology and criminology at Auburn, is conducting research on mental health in Alabama's prisons. After completing his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia in 2020, Edgemon accepted a job here at Auburn in the fall of 2021.