July 21, 2020

Diet Matters: The Food-Mood Connection

by Alison Brown, MSc “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates, 400 BC We are generally aware that our diets affect our physical health—after all, “you are what you eat” is a fairly common idiom. However, it’s interesting that 2000+ years passed before the mental health field focused on […]

July 14, 2020

Art Heals: Biology behind Art Therapy

At a time of extra stress and isolation for all of us due to the pandemic, we are pleased to present inspiration anyone can apply at home in our first From the Clinician contribution from Art Therapist, Jeanette Bullock. Jeanette outlines how art therapy works in practice, and in the brain, and in this piece connects […]

June 25, 2020

Medications May Contribute to Suicide Risk

by Meghan Bellamy  “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”  – Sir William Osler It’s already the final week of June! Summer crept up on us due to safer-at-home orders across the globe, and your body might be feeling it. From fresh-cut grass to blooming trees […]

June 02, 2020

JKBF Expands Board

JKBF is pleased to welcome two new Directors to our Board and we look forward to their professional and personal contributions to our mission. Fred Bernard is Jamie’s brother and a doctoral student in clinical psychology. He has received graduate-level training in psychological research and clinical psychology at The New School for Social Research in Manhattan […]

April 29, 2020

Considering the Biology of Suicide in Autism

By Liz Bell April is Autism Awareness Month (AAM), a time to showcase the one in 54 Americans living with this neurobiological condition that affects behavior and social communication to widely varying degrees. While AAM is an opportunity to celebrate acceptance and the unique gifts and contributions of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), it […]

April 13, 2020

Sleep Matters

By Alison Brown, MSc. “O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse.”   – William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2 Sleep is an elusive, enigmatic activity. According to award-winning author Bill Bryson’s The Body, no one knows exactly why we sleep — to consolidate memories, reset the immune system, restore hormonal balance, or clear metabolic waste and neurotoxins? […]