Mental Health

Violence and Mental Health

Tom Starling, E.d.D.

May 15, 2020

I am often asked about violence and acts of violence as it relates to mental illness. Hollywood has done wonders to strengthen and bolster the stigma associated with mental illness.  With no sensitivity to people who have a mental illness, Hollywood regularly portrays patients “escaping” psychiatric hospitals (“insane asylums”) to violently attack people.  In recent […]

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Easy Crafts For Seniors With Dementia

Redirection Using Activities

Lynn Wood

May 8, 2020

Recently I was asked to help a caregiver find activities for her loved one. She stated that it sounded so simple and a terrific idea but had no real idea how to get started. Here are a few suggestions that I made to her and where you can begin. First, make some notes on what […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Tools 2 Thrive

Julia Donnelly

April 30, 2020

This year, Mental Health America (MHA) is celebrating 70 years of mental health awareness. Throughout these years, MHA has reached millions of people through media, local events and screenings. This May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America of the MidSouth is highlighting #Tools2Thrive which explores topics such as owning your own feelings, finding […]

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