Check out NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s Weekly Roundup, a list of interesting blog posts, online content, and podcasts relating to mental illness and mental health, picked by our staff.
The articles and blogs included on this list do not necessarily represent the views of NAMI.
“Holiday PSA: Stress, Self-Care, and Mental Health” by Danyelle Hooks for Stand Together (Link)
Sometimes, the holidays hurt; however, if you feel this way, you are not alone. Stand Together Project Coordinator Danyelle Hooks outlines six helpful self-care tips for the holidays, from taking a break from family to setting realistic expectations. – Alyssa
Around the Web
“5 Ways to Support a Loved One With an Eating Disorder on Christmas” by Rachel Cross for The Mighty (Link)
The holidays can be a stressful and high-pressure situation for people living with or in recovery from an eating disorder. This article suggests a number of excellent ways to support a loved one living with an eating disorder this holiday season. – Alyssa
“A new test could work out whether your anxiety would respond best to therapy or medication” by Ellen Scott for Metro (Link)
A recent study published in Neuropsychopharmacology found evidence that participants who have higher levels of electrical activity in their brains when they make a mistake (and higher anxiety), respond better to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In the future, it could be possible to “test” people living with anxiety to see if medication or CBT would be a more effective treatment. – Alyssa
NAMI Blog Spotlight
“Hope is Within Reach” by Elaine Peng for NAMI (Link)
Elaine, a mental health advocate and leader in the Chinese mental health community, wrote a reflective blog post on her personal experience with psychosis and loss. – Alyssa
“Brain Stimulation for Depression” on All in the Mind by RN. (Link)
It is estimated that 1 in 5 people who live with depression don’t respond to traditional antidepressants – yet, it can seem like traditional antidepressants are the only treatments we hear about and discuss. In this podcast, several leading psychiatrists discuss the benefits of noninvasive brain stimulation for treating certain types of medication-resistant depression. – Alyssa