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CNN: When a Woman Took Sick Days for Mental Health, Her Email Sparked a Larger Discussion

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Anxiety, Career Issues, Stress, The Wire |

Madalyn Parker emailed coworkers that she would be taking a couple of mental health days before returning to work. While many employees deal with stigma or outright disapproval of taking sick time for mental health reasons, her experience was one of support. She decided to post the response from her CEO, Ben Congleton, online.

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Personalizing, Delivering and Monitoring Behavioral Health Interventions: An Annotated Bibliography of the Best Available Apps by Kanesha Simmons, MS, E’leyna Garcia, MS, Mary Katherine Howell, MS, and Sharlene Leong, MA

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Chronic Pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep & Parasomnias, Stress, Substance Abuse, The Wire |

Apps for mental health are advantageous in that they require minimal resources, are free or low cost, are highly portable, can be utilized with or without a therapist, and can provide instant intervention during a crisis. Additionally, mobile applications have the potential to reduce health disparities in terms of providing easy access, since a majority of patients with mental illness own mobile devices. 

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Behavioral Medicine and Psychology by Dr. Fabiana Franco

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Integrated Care, The Wire |

The medical advances of the 20th century were based on understanding human beings as biological machines. When we turn to the medical conditions that face us today, the machine is too complicated to approach in this way. In particular, modern medicine struggles with the profound connections between mental and physical health, between body and mind.

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