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Architecture students unveil MODESTEhouse, a study in sustainable living

At a reception behind Fletcher Hall Thursday evening, July 27, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Architecture and Design faculty and students finally unveiled their 15th Building Institute Project: a microscopic house. The MODESTEhouse project started with 15 students midway through the spring semester. The students designed and built the 216-square-foot house in only […]

Costs and Outcomes of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in the US

August 1, 2017 This Visualizing Health Policy infographic looks at costs and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders in the United States (US). Nearly 18% of adults reported having a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder in 2015, including more than 1 in 5 women. Furthermore, nearly 3% of people aged 12 years or […]

Movies About Mental Illness and How I Relate to Them | The Mighty

Movies have always made me feel less alone in the world. They make me feel like there is always someone out there who understands. Who has gone through the same things as me. Who fights the same wars I do. Who just gets it. When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, I watched all the […]

Recognizing an Anxiety Panic Attack

Tightness of the chest, breathing problems, and other disturbing effects of a time bomb exist inside of you. Your boss has just asked you to sit in on an important meeting where you have no idea of its purpose so you panic. Anxiety attacks your system in segments, but you try to swallow it all […]

Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students

Amy Ebeling struggled with anxiety and depression throughout college, as her moods swung from high to low, but she resisted help until all came crashing down senior year. “At my high points I was working several jobs and internships — I could take on the world,” said Ebeling, 24, who graduated from Ramapo College of […]

Renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly shares struggles with mental health

  SEATTLE — The private studio of glass artist Dale Chihuly reflects his long obsession with collecting. Sheets of stamps cover one table; pocket knives are marshaled on another. Carnival-prize figurines from the first half of the 20th century line shelves that reach the ceiling. Amid the ordered clutter, some items hint at more than […]

Amarillo’s Four Price pushes 10 health care bills through Legislature

State Rep. Four Price is pleased with how Texas’ 85th Legislative Session has gone in terms of health care for the state’s residents. Ten health care- related bills authored or sponsored by the Amarillo Republican have made their way to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, with the possibility of more before the session concludes Monday. “I […]

Mental Illness As An Asset: In Texas, Former Patients Find Work Helping Peers

Peer specialist David Yarborough (right), working with patient David Woodside at Metrocare Services in Dallas. LAUREN SILVERMAN / KERA Maybe you’ve heard of sponsors or recovery coaches to help with drug and alcohol addiction. How about for mental health? In the last decade, peer support for people with serious mental illness has hit mainstream. In places […]

LOOKING FOR TREASURES – By Jim Davis, Prelude Clubhouse

I was stricken with depression in mid-life, and was hospitalized three times for forty days each. By my calculation, that was three times as long as Noah was in the ark. I had some inheritance before becoming ill, but the money started flowing out fast to pay for huge hospital bills, psychiatrist charges, expensive medication […]