Mental Health News You Need to Know This Week
JAMA released a study showing that the majority people with depression still aren’t getting treatment, while a whole lot of people with mild symptoms are taking antidepressants. Sadly, it’s people of color and those with lower incomes who aren’t getting their RXs.
NPR makes it easy to see why public schools need to focus on the estimated— 10 million! — students from K-12 who are dealing with a mental health disorder.
Your grandma’s favorite weekly, Parade, shine the spotlight on some of Psyched’s favorite people in the suicide prevention world. Kudos, y’all.
While there are a lot more characters with mental illness in Peak TV Land, most shows (we’re looking at you UnReal) still do a pretty terrible job of portraying it. New York Magazine has some tips for show runners.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could confirm a diagnosis of mental illness with a blood test? Science is on it.