Mental health

According to the CDC, 145 million adults now include walking as part of a physically active lifestyle. New research suggests that the location of these walks could be equally important to an individual's health as the exercise itself. Murray State University professor, Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the best locales for walking. 

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Public health officials say more Tennesseans are now eligible for free mental health services under the state's behavior health safety net program.

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Kentucky schools could soon get assistance from the federal government to help pay for school counselors and other health providers. /

Only 60 to 70 years ago, patients deemed mentally unstable were sent to isolated rooms in mental asylums as treatment. A hundred years ago and beyond, mental instability was explained through demonic possession or other supernatural causes. Since then, we've made massive strides in mental health care. Michael Bordieri, Ph.D., professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss the history of the treatment of mental disorders.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the changing seasons. SAD is a common phenomenon that often clashes with the holiday-filled winter months, but its symptoms do not have to be unavoidable or unmanageable. Michael Bordieri, Murray State professor of psychology, visits Sounds Good to discuss this wintry shift in mood. 

Federal Data Shows Scope Of Substance Abuse, Mental Illness

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The federal government released today a report on substance abuse and mental illness across the country. Dr. Elinor McCance-Katz leads the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She said there are some positive changes.

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New research from a local student-led mental health group paints a complicated picture of mental health perceptions of Kentucky students.

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A local theater is hopeful a community conversation about mental illness will continue now that their performance of a show exploring that topic has closed.

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It's estimated that almost half of all Americans have or will have, at some point in their life, suffered from symptoms related to mental illnesses. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss ways in which we can move away from the stigma that has traditionally surrounded mental health. 

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  Paducah elementary schools have implemented a new program that aims to raise children’s self-esteem and benefit their mental and emotional health.