“Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Food, My Frenemy My struggle with a binge eating disorder began at age 12. What followed were years of shame, lies, weight fluctuations and, at one particularly desperate moment, maternity clothes. 2) A Space to Talk How can services meet the needs … More “Food, My Frenemy” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness The United States faces a mental health epidemic. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from a form of mental illness. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, 115 people die daily from opioid … More “AI’s Potential to Diagnose and Treat Mental Illness” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend. Lets start our busy week ahead with some Best 5 Reads on Mental Health! 1) Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences Recently, someone posted the following on Instagram: “I am clinically #bipolar, which means that I don’t know what my mood will be … More “Bipolar Disorder or Moodiness? Recognizing the Differences” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Men and Mental Health In England, around 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem.1 However, men may be reluctant to seek support for their mental health or disclose mental health problems to loved ones. While many of the same … More “Men and Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s begin! 1) Suicide Prevention with Professor Rory O’Connor Professor Rory O’Connor is the Director of the Suicide Behaviour Research Laboratory in Glasgow and one of the world’s leading experts on tackling suicide. Suicide is a complex topic with no easy answers but it … More “Can We Prevent Suicides?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“Digital Mental Health for Youth” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Today was an interesting day for people based in the UK. It was announced that the National Health Service (NHS) will receive over 2 billion pounds over the next 5 years to improve the mental health services. Without a doubt, It was a step … More “Digital Mental Health for Youth” AND More on Best 5 Monday Reads

“Madhouse Genetics” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Madhouse Genetics What the archives of mental-health asylums reveal about the history of human heredity and the evolution of genetics. 2) Mental health apps: What to tell patients Have your patients asked you about smartphone apps? If they haven’t yet, they may … More “Madhouse Genetics” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Social Media, Young People & Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Social media, young people and mental health The rise of social media, and its impact upon young people’s mental health, has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Combined with a fear about cyber bullying and an increase in … More “Social Media, Young People & Mental Health” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

“Excitement and Concerns About Therapies Using Psychedelics” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) Excitement and Concerns About Therapies Using Psychedelics Psychedelics may have therapeutic value for people with certain psychiatric disorders. But are the individual and societal risks worth it? 2) What to do (and carry with you) to cope with a panic attack When … More “Excitement and Concerns About Therapies Using Psychedelics” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help? Dozens of technology companies have created apps and websites that market text, voice or video chat therapy for people seeking help with spells of depression, anxiety or other mental anguish. Other apps expand … More “With Suicide Rates on Rise, Can Therapy Apps Help?” AND More on Best 5 Friday Reads