mental health

Local Police Get Training on De-Escalating Situations Involving People With Mental IllnessOfficers from local police departments are taking part in a three-day seminar in Sykesville where they're learning how to de-escalate a situation involving people with mental health issues.
Study: Homophobic Attitudes Linked To Psychological IssuesPeople who have homophobic attitudes often also have higher levels of psychoticism and inappropriate coping mechanisms, according to new research.
Report: Insurance Companies Aren't Covering Mental Illness Treatments CorrectlyOne of the nation's biggest mental health advocacy groups charges many insurance companies are ignoring a law that requires mental illness be covered like any other.
Mental Health Vetting Of Pilots Ineffective, US Experts SayThere is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said.
Delegates to Consider Mental Health Units in Law EnforcementBaltimore delegates are weighing in on a bill that would create a pilot program for police behavioral health units.
Study: Suicide Rise In Middle-Age Adults Linked To RecessionA study has found that the rate of suicide among adults ages 40-64 increased from 15.5 percent per 100,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 people.
Proposal Would Pair Police, Mental Health ProfessionalsBaltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts wants to pair up police officers and mental health professionals to proactively address mental health conflicts.
Study: Suburbanites Happier Than City DwellersThe happiest places in the United States are the tight-knit communities in suburbia where residents have a short commute to work, according to new research.
Study: Stress Causes Aging -- Even In Teens And Pre-teensResearchers say they looked at 97 healthy 10- to 14-year-old girls with either a maternal history of depression or no history of the disorder.
How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin FeverWinter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
Changing Seasons Can Mean a Change in MoodMillions of people will turn their clocks back an hour on Sunday, but for some the extra hour of sleep gained is not worth the hours of daylight lost.
When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many?It's the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?
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