Giving birth is a powerful, life-changing experience, and it can produce many different emotions in a parent—often all at once. You might feel happiness, excitement, nervousness, and, at times, depression and anxiety. Those can be scary words, especially when you connect them to a new child, but it’s not uncommon to feel depressed or anxious in the days, weeks, and months following birth.The U.S. had too few psychiatrists even before COVID-19 increased anxiety and depression. Here’s how leaders are stepping up with a range of creative solutions.Experts at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute discussed when to seek help for depression Wednesday and what options are available.

Experts from the U’s Counseling Center offer their insights on how to mentally prepare to go back to college.Depression, self-harm and suicide are rising among American adolescents. For one 13-year-old, the despair was almost too much to take. What US state has the best mental health care?.

A Teen’s Journey Into the Internet’s Darkness and Back Again

As anxiety and depression soar among adolescents, researchers struggle to understand how exactly social media affects mental health.I’ve had bad days, even horrible ones, but I’ve kept going, and now I’m living my best life.Physician suicide is a topic historically shrouded in stigma and secrecy. If you’re a physician, it’s time to talk about it.You may be caring for a UnitedHealthcare Commercial member who has been prescribed antidepressant medication. We’ll be encouraging these members to keep their scheduled appointments and work with you to create a treatment plan.

NAMI’s first ever book, is here to offer help. Written by Dr. Ken Duckworth with the expertise of a leading psychiatrist and the empathy of a family member affected by mental illness, this comprehensive guide includes stories from over 130 people who have been there — including people with mental illness and caregivers — and understand how challenging it can be to find the help you need, when you need it.  Kristi Kleinschmit provides clinical services for children and adolescents at the University of Utah Huntsman Mental Health Institute. She is a consulting psychiatrist to primary care providers across the state of Utah through the CALL-UP psychiatric consultation line.  She acts as Vice Chair of Education for the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (HMHI)/University of Utah. . Witnessing a teen’s struggle with depression is heartbreaking. Parents often feel helpless. Teen depression treatment can be transformative for an adolescent and their family.Anxiety and depression – more common in women than men – also are common during and immediately after pregnancy. But they often go undiagnosed and untreated, increasing the risks for heart and other health problems later.

The holiday season may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but it’s the most dreaded for some. The holidays fill the air with happiness and cheer, yet they can also carry stress and sadness for many people, especially those who deal with an underlying mental health condition.The social rules governing Middle Eastern families may be as different as their migration stories, but the attitudes towards mental health are similar.The three-digit code will be like 911, but for mental health emergencies only. With the right information, we can fight the stigma and help the people we know who live with bipolar disorder.

Bridging the Provider Gap

The pandemic amplifies a growing crisis that requires a multifaceted approach.The Biden administration is launching a new national hotline – 988 – for mental health emergencies.Historic legislation aims to improve physician mental health by removing barriers to treatment and funding suicide prevention campaigns.Open dialogue is only helpful if we can share the truth. We can start by talking about the reality of depression. .

School closures, deaths, and loss of family income have led to even steeper declines in children’s mental health, experts say.Young people in the United States are facing a new set of risks. Why has the situation caught so many people off guard?. College can be challenging. As a parent of a college student, here’s how you can support your student’s mental health.

. Studies have found that psychedelics can help improve mental health. Learn the two hallmark signs of bipolar disorder in teens along with other symptoms to look for early on.A scientific report from the American Heart Association looks at the latest science on symptoms of cardiovascular diseases and suggests what could be done better.A family tragedy sheds light on a burgeoning mental-health emergency.