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BYU research explores impact of depressed dads

Professor Kevin Shafer’s research analyzes how mental illness affects fathers and their families.
Author: Braden Lanham
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How childhood trauma can affect mental and physical health into adulthood

Exploring how research into adverse childhood experiences is helping therapists, parents, educators and the medical community better understand the lasting effects of trauma on mental health.

Mental Health in Outer Space

Medical research at NASA has provided clues about the prevalence of mental health problems during space flight.

Traumatic stress changes brains of boys, girls differently

Traumatic stress affects the brains of adolescent boys and girls differently, according to a new brain-scanning study.

Presidential ‘Parity’ Panel Offers Steps To Treat Mental Illness Like Other Disease

Acknowledging that “there is more work to be done” to ensure that patients with mental illness and addiction do not face discrimination in their health care, a presidential task force made a series of recommendations Friday including $9.3 million in ...

Why therapy during pregnancy should be required

People frequently consider going to therapy before they make a major life transition, such as getting married or changing careers. But what about when embarking on a monumental shift such as parenthood?

Better Integrating Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice Systems Will Rescue More Kids

It is now well-known that youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system have high rates of mental health and substance abuse conditions — rates that far exceed those of the general youth population.

Mental Illness Awareness: 6 Myths About Mental Health You Need To Unlearn

Conversations about mental health are still "hush" as we debate what constitutes a healthy mind.

Impact of mental health during pregnancy on infants examined

Researchers will examine whether maternal mental health has a detrimental impact on infant development and investigate factors that reduce the risk of harm.