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The Conversation | Oct 16, 2020

By working closely with elite rugby union players, our research has now helped us to understand the impact of concussion on the brain as we get older. 

USA Today | Oct 15, 2020

Celebrities are speaking out on social media Saturday with some sharing their own struggles with mental illness to recognize World Mental Health Day.

CNN | Oct 15, 2020

Faced with a pandemic and racial violence, people of color have created apps and organizations to support marginalized communities.

CNN | Oct 15, 2020

Racism and stigma make it harder for people of color to get services, and it’s gotten worse during the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. News and World Report | Oct 15, 2020

After administering clot-busting drugs to treat a stroke, using blood pressure cuffs to squeeze each arm might aid recovery, a new, small Chinese study suggests.

Lifehacker | Oct 8, 2020

There’s a reason why parents insist that kids wear helmets while riding bikes or scooters, and why many have become more hesitant before signing them up for Pee Wee football. We’ve learned a lot about concussions in recent years and, as parents, we’d really rather our children not experience head injuries.

Neuroscience News | Oct 6, 2020

Researchers at Yale and elsewhere previously identified a host of genetic risk factors that help explain why some veterans are especially susceptible to the debilitating symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

American Heart Association | Oct 5, 2020

Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi research project (BASIC) is the only major study of stroke in Mexican Americans, the largest segment of the nation's Hispanic population. 

CBC | Oct 5, 2020

Michael Akpata says it's important to talk about trauma to help ease the burden

BBC | Oct 5, 2020

When was the last time you felt the comforting touch of a loved one? Positive attitudes towards touch are linked with greater well-being and lower levels of loneliness, according to a new global study called The Touch Test, which took place mostly before the UK was in lockdown. Claudia Hammond looks at the results and asks how our need for touch has changed because of the pandemic.

Yorkshire Post | Oct 1, 2020

Helen was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury in November 2012. Her TBI changed her more than physically. She developed acute anxiety, balance issues, a loss of self-confidence, and more. Thanks to a friend, though, she found her way to running and it has had a positive impact on her body and her life.

CNN | Sep 30, 2020

COVID-19 is having an impact on our mental health, which can interfere with our work. That makes it an employer's problem, too. While talking more openly and providing employee resources about mental health can help destigmatized issues, it's still a tough conversation to have with your boss.

Forbes | Sep 30, 2020

It’s important to talk about mental health and the more budget-friendly treatment options that exist out there right now. If you are uninsured, or if your healthcare plan doesn’t include mental healthcare coverage, here are some other options to look for.

The New York Times | Sep 28, 2020

A promotional video posted by the N.H.L. that glorified pain showed a disturbing embrace of violence by the league. The post has since been deleted.

Stars and Stripes | Sep 28, 2020

Veterans are facing increased mental health challenges during the coronavirus pandemic with less access to in-person therapy and isolation from friends and family, according to a new survey of Wounded Warrior Project members released this week.

The Conversation UK | Sep 23, 2020

While the risk of head injury is relatively low in cycling – approximately 5-13% – compared to contact sports such as rugby, the consequences of a head impact when riding at speeds of over 40 kilometre per hour can be life changing or worse.

The Conversation | Sep 22, 2020

Can psychoactive drugs be used to treat mental health problems? The idea has been around for years, and recently received some attention in the media.

Forbes | Sep 21, 2020

PTSD patients have been saying for years that cannabis helps with their PTSD. This debilitating condition causes chronic problems like nightmares, panic attacks, hypervigilance, detachment from others, overwhelming emotions, and self-destructive behavior. In some cases, these overwhelming symptoms can even lead to suicide. And while research on the topic has been somewhat inconclusive, many PTSD patients continue to report that cannabis does help.

Now, new research suggests the biological mechanisms behind this therapeutic effect.

BBC | Sep 21, 2020

Two Army veterans who have suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have crawled over the Humber Bridge to raise money for others with the condition. | Sep 21, 2020

Despite progress in recent years, lack of access to quality behavioral health care, combined with the stigma many service members feel when asking for help, leads many to seek more immediate and readily available methods of coping. Unfortunately, one of the most readily available is the use of substances, like alcohol or marijuana.

The New York Times | Sep 15, 2020

Use this playlist to learn more about mental health and to understand your own better.

NPR | Sep 15, 2020

Jacqueline Woodson's latest book is called Before the Ever After and it's written in the voice of a 12-year-old boy whose father is a professional football player, a big star both on TV and to the neighborhood kids. But his father is also suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the degenerative brain disease that's been diagnosed in many collision-sport athletes.

Medical Xpress | Sep 10, 2020

For the 795,000 lives changed by stroke in the U.S. each year, rehabilitation offers a way to achieve the best possible recovery from a stroke. 

USA Today | Sep 10, 2020

Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Tuesday opened up about her ongoing struggle with post traumatic stress disorder and emphasized the importance of mental health care for athletes prepping for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.

BBC News | Sep 10, 2020

Kirsty Coy-Martin has recently been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after 23 years serving as a police officer, including many years on a child abuse investigation team.