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September 01, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part Three: Walking

Third in her From the Lived Experience series, our contributing writer describes benefits to her mental health from taking walks and being present. By Guest Contributor, Christine Bushrow Walking has always been excellent for our physical health. Medical professionals recommend it to those who want to lose weight, prevent blood clots, maintain a healthy heart, and help with […]

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August 18, 2021

Link: Sleep and Suicide Prevention Workshop: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity

We learned so much at this Workshop on Sleep and Suicide presented by the NIMH on May 26 and May 27, 2021. We hope you find it as interesting as we did to discover insights into insomnia, medications, nightmares, sleep cycles, circadian rhythms and other factors related to mental health concerns and suicide risk. Day […]

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July 21, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part Two: Diet

In her second piece for From the Lived Experience our contributing writer discusses the impact of diet, which affects our brain and mental health just as it does our physical health–as JKBF has outlined here.  By Guest Contributor, Christine Bushrow I grew up eating predominantly healthy, comforting, home-cooked meals with my family. My mom’s Italian heritage […]

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July 07, 2021

My Journey With My Mental Health and How I Deal, Part One: Yoga

Our contributor Christine shares insights into her mental health journey and lifestyle and biological influences in a series of articles. In this first piece for From the Lived Experience she discusses the impact of yoga, which has many benefits, including alteration of the stress response. Through movement and breath work yoga affects the nervous system […]

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June 22, 2021

Insights from ‘The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health’ –  Part III

This article shares some of the complexity and potential opportunities in considering environmental impacts on mental health, and is the final in a series covering the National Academies of Science’s workshop, “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” Workshop presenters emphasized the array of environmental influences on mental health, including ecosystems, lifestyle factors, social […]

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May 14, 2021

Insights from ‘The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health’ –  Part II

This article, highlighting the importance of definition of ‘the environment,’ is second in a series covering the National Academies of Science’s workshop, “The Interplay Between the Environment and Mental Health.” In the workshop’s keynote remarks (Video Playlist 3-D1), Sandro Galea from the Boston University School of Public Health shared that intuition, conceptual frameworks, and increasing evidence point to […]

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