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Task force to provide resources and training to help Episcopalians respond to mental health challenges

Statistics on mental illness in the United States in 2021 show a country facing significant mental health challenges. Image: National Institute of Mental Health [Episcopal News Service] An Episcopal Church task force is working to provide resources to help church members and clergy better understand and assist people who are facing various forms of mental …

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Having Pets May Not Improve the Well-Being of People with Serious Mental Illnesses – UPI.com

Trained therapy animals often improve the well-being of people diagnosed with mental illness, but they are selected and taught to be friendly, obedient and have a relaxed personality trait, the researchers noted. Photo by Helena Sushitskaya/Pixabay It is commonly thought that having a pet, be it a dog, cat or bird, is good for the …

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Two-thirds of young people say work damages their mental health

Illustration by Siberian Art / Shutterstock More than half of UK workers say their job negatively impacts their mental health, young people more likely to be affected, according to research by employment charity Workwhile shared exclusively with Spotlight on the new statesman. 57% of respondents said their job has a negative impact on their mental …

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Researchers discover new health benefits of watermelon

New research shows that watermelon improves overall diet quality and heart health by increasing nutrient intake, including fiber, vitamins and minerals, and reducing added sugars and saturated fatty acids. Another study suggests that watermelon juice supplementation may protect vascular function, potentially supporting cardio-metabolic health. Two new studies explore the relationship between watermelon consumption and improved …

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Milwaukee immigrants find mental health care tailored to their needs

For Sebastian Ssempijja, a clinical psychologist and owner of a Glendale-based family and child clinic, a career as a healer wasn’t just a life goal. It was a call from God. Born in Uganda, Ssempijja immigrated to the United States in 1979 to attend Marquette University. Today he owns and operates Sebastian Family Psychology Practice …

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Scientists discover surprising effects of excessive YouTube use on loneliness and mental health

Researchers have found a link between frequent YouTube use and increased levels of loneliness, anxiety and depression, especially in users under the age of 29 who watch content about the lives of others. They are calling for limiting YouTube time, encouraging other forms of social interaction, and improving algorithmic systems to guide users to positive …

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I’m trying wild health, that’s what I learned from my genetic project

Photo credit: Wild Health Powered by: Do you like morning chalk? Access additional exclusive interviews, analysis and stories with an Rx subscription. As you may know from a previous article, for the past month and a half (approximately), I have been following the Optimizing Health Protocol of Wild Health, a precision medicine service that helps …

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Q’s Cut for mental health from MD-licensed apps in 21 states

Since May, doctors in 21 states are no longer asked general questions about mental health or substance abuse when applying for a medical license. This is an important change that could ease doctors’ concerns about seeking treatment, according to Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, a medical burnout prevention group that tracks such changes. The foundation …

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