The Guardian: ‘Eurovision straitjacket’ joke angers mental health campaigners

Charities have accused the Eurovision song contest of fuelling the stigma surrounding mental illness by featuring jokes about mental health during the live broadcast. Saturday’s programme, which was expected to be watched by more than 200 million people, featured a segment, intended to be light-hearted, in which a line of models showed off Eurovision “memorabilia”. After highlighting conventional items such as a baseball cap as … Continue reading The Guardian: ‘Eurovision straitjacket’ joke angers mental health campaigners

Forbes: Blue Cross Partners With Google-Backed Startup To Speed Mental Health Referrals

From Forbes: One of the nation’s largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans has partnered with a behavioral health startup backed by Google’s venture arm and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy that helps primary care doctors better coordinate mental health treatment with psychiatrists. Highmark, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans that provide health benefits to 5.2 million people in Pennsylvania and two other states, … Continue reading Forbes: Blue Cross Partners With Google-Backed Startup To Speed Mental Health Referrals

Smartphone apps for treating depression and anxiety?

“Apps that claim to be able to help with depression and other mental health issues aren’t uncommon, but it’s difficult to know whether they’re actually providing effective treatment. Now, researchers have looked to gain some concrete information as to how helpful an app can be for patients tackling anxiety and/or depression. The results of the study were positive, but they aren’t necessarily indicative of mental … Continue reading Smartphone apps for treating depression and anxiety?