Brian Wilson opens up about his depression

Brian Wilson opens up about his depression

The Beach Boys, one of the most iconic and well-known music groups in the American pop culture, swept the nation in the 1960s with its hits like “California Girls”, “Kokomo” and “Help Me, Rhonda.” The band consisted of Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their buddies Al Jardine and Bruce Johnston. Read more

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 4: Impact of state regulations

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 4: Impact of state regulations

Mental health services have been an important component of medical care in the United States. The availability, costs and coverage of mental health services depend on various policy discussions and regulations. All the states across the U.S. have some type of law related to mental health services. The state laws can be divided into three categories: Read more

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 3: Impact of state budget on treating mental illnesses

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 3: Impact of state budget on treating mental illnesses

Lately, Americans have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the existing mental health system in the nation and have been demanding an increase in investments in mental health services to assist those suffering from such problems. Though some states have responded by increasing the funding for mental health services, other states have gone a step back by cutting mental health funding. As per a research, cut mental health services leads to excessive spending on homelessness, criminal justice and crisis services. Read more

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 2: Overcrowding ERs affecting psychiatric patients’ treatment

Bottlenecks in mental health services – Part 2: Overcrowding ERs affecting psychiatric patients’ treatment

Lack of inpatient psychiatric beds in the United States is posing hurdles in the treatment of mental disorders. Studies over the past decade have shown that emergency room (ER) overcrowding has resulted in higher mortality rate of patients in the ER, in higher costs of medical treatment and in higher stress levels for medical professionals. Read more

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Tips for parents to prevent teen suicide

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day: Tips for parents to prevent teen suicide

The transition from childhood to adulthood is marked by an intervening phase of adolescence, says the World Health Organization (WHO). This phase involves various influences that shape children’s psychological development and behavior. Read more