Mental health seen as possible new risk factor for heart disease: Why women are more affected

Last month, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement highlighting the strong link between heart health, mental health and overall wellbeing.

“This is a really important message that no cardiovascular disease really should be addressed as an isolated entity, but really it’s part of an integrated system, where the mind, the heart, and the body are all

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Mental health worker to partner with Maplewood police

A Ramsey County mental health worker will be embedded with Maplewood police and other first responders in an effort to “decriminalize mental illness.”

The Ramsey County Board approved the move Tuesday, assigning one of its mental health professionals to work full time with the suburb’s police, fire and ambulance service.

“We need to decriminalize mental health issues and this is the way to do it,” said Maplewood Mayor Marylee Abrams. “If we can get early intervention with health and human services resources, hopefully we can make a lasting change in peoples’ lives and help them avoid going into full-blown crisis.”

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Love Island’s Dr Alex George appointed young mental health ambassador | Mental health

Alex George, the doctor who rose to fame as a contestant on Love Island, has been appointed by Boris Johnson as a youth mental health ambassador to advise the government.

The A&E doctor, whose younger teenage brother took his own life last year just weeks before he was due to start medical school, has been campaigning for better mental health provision.

No 10 said George would use both his clinical and personal experience to help shape policy on improving support for young people in schools, colleges and universities.

The doctor, who appeared in the 2018 series of the ITV2 dating

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JAY-Z, Taraji P. Henson, Kendrick Sampson and More Stars Advocating for Mental Health in the Black Community

Amid stresses like the coronavirus pandemic and continued fight for racial equality, mental health is more important than ever. ET is shining a light on stars trying to break the stigma.

In a 2018 conversation with JAY-Z, CNN’s Van Jones opened up about the lack of mental health support for Black Americans.

“Mental health, trauma, PTSD is so rampant in our community,” he said. “As scared as Black folks are of the cops, we’re even more scared of therapists,” he quipped.

“Yeah, it’s a stigma,” JAY-Z agreed. “As you grow, you realize the ridiculousness of the stigma attached to

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Chris Cornell’s Daughter Launches Mental Health Series ‘Mind Wide Open’

Lily Cornell Silver
Lily Cornell Silver

What happened: Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily Cornell Silver is launching a new interview series on Instagram today about mental health, on what would’ve been her father’s 56th birthday.

Silver’s goal with the series, titled “Mind Wide Open,” is to normalize and destigmatize conversations around mental health. The 20-year-old debuted the series on IGTV in honor of the late Soundgarden frontman.

Guests on the series will include mental health professionals, public figures from music, pop culture and entertainment, as well as her peers who will discuss their stories and struggles with mental illness and the offer insights

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Centuries of Racism Have Created a Mental Health Crisis Among Black Americans

Photo credit: Getty/ Morgan McMullen
Photo credit: Getty/ Morgan McMullen

From Marie Claire

“He wanted me to run, so he could shoot me in the back,” my father said through tears that refused to fall. It was last month, the day before Father’s Day. Instead of making plans to celebrate, my dad and I sat in grief and fear together, like so many Black parents and their children, over the senseless loss of more Black lives.

He was telling me the story of how, as a 16-year-old walking around his neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia, he had been picked up by the police. After being taken

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