…And One Guy Says to the Other…

Caroline Eretzen

Caroline Erentzen
PhD Candidate, York University

Last week, Caroline Erentzen discussed her research into the use of humor in mental health awareness campaigns and how tapping into men’s so-called feminine traits reduces their defensiveness. This week, we look at how we might use this information to help more men get care.

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Two Guys Walk Into a Therapist’s Office…

Caroline Eretzen

Caroline Erentzen
PhD Candidate, York University

Men have higher rates of dying by suicide, alcohol consumption, illegal drug use, and substance dependence than women, but seek help for mental health concerns less often. A recent study found that using humor can encourage men to seek help by appealing to … their femininity.

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A Terrible Week … But New Hope?

Susan Weinstein

Susan Weinstein
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

Two people seemingly having the best of everything died by suicide last week. Based on averages, so did 863 others in the U.S. That’s enough for us to interrupt our regularly-scheduled posts.

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Reducing LGBTQ+ Teen Suicidal Behavior

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Susan Weinstein
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

June is Pride Month, a time when we celebrate the creative, intellectual, and cultural contributions of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender to our society, while we also protest the inequalities and unfair treatment that LGBT+ people continue to face in modern times.

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What Can We Do for Caregivers?

Susan Weinstein, J.D.
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

In this, our last post during Mental Health Month 2018, we look at caregivers – the people, often family members, who support their loved ones living with a mental health condition in getting and staying well. How can we address policies and practices that adversely affect a caregiver’s involvement, even when desired by the person in care?

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Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Care for Your Mind will post on Wednesday, May 30. See you then!

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Mental Health Month: It’s Not About Shooters

Susan Weinstein, J.D.
Editor in Chief, Care for Your Mind

As Mental Health Awareness Month continues, we are again in the position of gun violence determining the conversation about mental illness. Friday’s deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School – where 10 people (2 teachers and 8 students aged 15-17) were killed and 13 were injured – shifted the conversation from raising awareness, cultivating understanding, and dispelling stigma to equating mental illness with violence. Reaction to this shooting shows how much work we still have to do.

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Where We Are with Mood Disorders, Part 2

Scott T. Aaronson

Scott T. Aaronson, MD
Director, Clinical Research Programs
Sheppard Pratt Health System

Our Mental Health Awareness Month series continues with Dr. Scott Aaronson talking about depression treatment developments and what’s on the horizon.

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