“How to Get Mental Health Treatment if You Cannot Afford” AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

Another tragic loss. Anthony Bourdain brought the world into our homes and inspired so many people to explore cultures and cities through their food.

But don’t forget that there are more than 2000 people in USA alone who die of suicide every day. Let’s continue our battle to tackle mental health stigma and inform people that mental health is equally important as physical health!

Remember that help is a phone call away. Here is a lot of hotlines present in various countries.

Here is our list of Best 5 Reads for Friday. I hope you like them.

1) Mental health services: How to get treatment if you can’t afford it

56 percent of Americans don’t get the help they need. Here are eight ways to find mental health services at little to no cost.

2) US Suicides Increasing at ‘Alarming Rate,’ Says CDC

Suicide rates continue to rise dramatically for adults in the United States, according to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released today.

Between 1999 and 2016, the time of the latest estimates, half of the states saw at least a 30% increase in suicide rates. And all states except Nevada increased by at least 6%.

Overall, there were almost 45,000 total deaths by suicide in 2016 alone. “And, unfortunately, our data show that the problem is getting worse,” Anne Schuchat, MD, principal deputy director of the CDC, said at a press briefing.

3) She Went to Jail for a Drug Relapse. Tough Love or Too Harsh?

A Massachusetts case makes a novel challenge to probation: Is it unfair to require an addicted offender to remain drug-free or face prison?

4) CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Integrating tobacco cessation interventions in behavioral health treatment facilities could decrease tobacco-related disease and death and improve outcomes for patients with mental and substance abuse disorders, according to research published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

5) Brains, Brawn, and Dementia

Does moderate- to high-intensity aerobic and strength exercise training slow cognitive decline over the long term? New research might surprise you.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Best 5 and see you tomorrow for more content. And remember, if you or your loved ones having any suicidal ideation,call the helpline!

2 thoughts on ““How to Get Mental Health Treatment if You Cannot Afford” AND more on Best 5 Friday Reads

    1. Hello there. Even I was surprised when I was reading that article that there are various options there. If you happen to try any of those options, we would love to have your feedback on whether or not they worked.

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