Imagine shifting your role from student of a respected professor to co-author or co-editor of a massive reference work. For a group of recent graduates from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), that’s exactly what happened.
Good mental health care is scarce in many parts of the United States, but it is nonexistent in most of the world. In developing countries, the ratio of mental health professionals to citizens is about one in a million — and that vast majority of people with treatable conditions like anxiety and depression are left to their own devices, or to the ministrations of local folk healers.
School counselors manage the intersection of multiple, disparate priorities: students’ academic performance and their mental health, parents’ dreams for their kids and teachers’ requirements for their students, decisions about the present and plans for the future.
Did you know April is Counseling Awareness Month? Other than just "likes" and "shares" of counseling-related material, this is the time for counselors to raise awareness about what they do, the benefit they have on their communities, and the way they’ve helped change society for the better.
The study is among the first to show the value of genetic counselling for psychiatric illnesses, and researchers say that the service should be made more available to people suffering from mental illness. Genetic counselling helps patients understand the cause of their illness, the genetic component and how they can protect their mental health going forward.
The Navy is paying for research into an app to screen for autism in the hopes that it could eventually be tweaked to look for signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While developmental and trauma disorders might at first appear strange bedfellows, the researchers and a PTSD expert for the VA say it could be an exciting new direction.