Mental Health

Autism Awareness Month

The CDC estimates that 1 in 68 children has been identified
with an Autism Spectrum Disorder--a 30 percent increase
over the 2012 estimates.

April is Autism Awareness Month, an opportunity to help
raise awareness about autism. Autism spectrum disorders
are a range of complex development disorders that can
cause problems with thinking, feeling, language, and the ability to relate to others.  Learn more >


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Women's Mental Health

Women may experience mental illnesses differently than men. Some disorders are more common in women--nearly twice as many women as men are affected by depression or anxiety disorders. Other common mental illnesses affecting women eating disorders and bipolar disorder. Learn more>


Depression and Hope

Depression and Hope

Cynthia talks about living with depression. This is one in a series of videos with real stories of women with mental illnesses as part of the American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives. program.  Learn more >

How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain

As brain imaging technology advances, we’re finding that psychotherapy can lead to real functional and structural changes in the brain. Sometimes these changes are surprisingly similar to changes produced by medication. In the latest HealthyMinds blog psychiatrist Serina Deen, MD MPH discusses some examples. HEALTHY MINDS BLOG.


Spotlight On...

The American Psychiatric Foundation's
Typical or TroubledTM program helps teachers and others to identify and help troubled youth. An estimated 90% of people who develop a mental disorder show warning signs in their teens.  Learn more >