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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.

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Recovery Update features the most recent articles from throughout the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Stay up to date on all the latest mental health news through this weekly newsletter.

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Enhance your professional status with the CPRP certification! Join a distinguished group of more than 2,700 individuals who demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment and recovery.
In a new, large-scale study, eczema, hay fever, and asthma are linked to an increased risk of developing mental illnesses. The study backs up previous work and may help to guide clinicians as they treat these people. A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, uncovers links between mental health and the "three A's": asthma, allergic rhinitis (or hay fever), and atopic dermatitis (or eczema).
Scientists have for the first time found direct causal links between the neurotransmitter dopamine and avoidance -- behavior related to pain and fear. Researchers have long known that dopamine plays a key role in driving behavior related to pleasurable goals, such as food, sex and social interaction. In general, increasing dopamine boosts the drive toward these stimuli. But dopamine's role in allowing organisms to avoid negative events has remained mysterious.
Mindfulness meditation programs have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, one of the most common mental health disorders in the US. New research suggests people can begin to derive psychological and physiological benefits from the practice after a single introductory session.
In today’s world of consumerism, treatment centers might struggle to align what patients want from their care with what they actually need for successful treatment and recovery. The challenge then becomes: How can providers ensure they are delivering true patient-centered care? Above all else, experts say that in order to be patient-centered, providers must first look at the individual in terms of goals and values rather than disorders and diagnoses.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds issued an order to begin establishing a children's mental health service system in the coming years. Reynolds signed an executive order Monday creating a state board, calling it a "first step." The board will submit recommendations on how Iowa can better serve children in the state's "inadequate" mental health system.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert is expected to ceremonially sign eight bills aimed at suicide prevention and expanding mental health services Tuesday afternoon.
The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $10 million to fund arts programs focused on mental health issues in New York City. The new initiative is an open-ended commitment that seeks to improve the lives of those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, fight stigma around mental illnesses and help people overcome trauma.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) passed S. 2680, the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, on Tuesday. By the way, the bill passed unanimously and should expect a decent rally of bipartisan support. Lots more to come on this, but here is the absolute least you need to know about what S. 2680 would do.
The 2018 Wellness & Recovery Summit room block is open! PRA has secured a discounted room rate of $189 a night plus applicable taxes and fees until May 23 or until the room block is filled. Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay at the Grand Hyatt Denver for this year's incredible Summit. Please visit the Hotel Registration Website today to confirm your reservation. The 2018 Awards of Distinction, honoring the industry's best will be presented at the 41st Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit. Please review the award criteria and submit a nomination for an industry colleague to ensure recognition for their great work and accomplishments. Honorees will be recognized during the Awards of Distinction Ceremony during the Opening Keynote at the Summit. The 2018 Wellness & Recovery Summit will attract approximately 500 individuals globally, who are part of the psychiatric rehabilitation community. PRA serves as the global focal point for people and organizations involved in psychiatric rehabilitation - from practitioner to CEO, academic to government, for profit and nonprofit. As a sponsor, you will have the opportunity to share your products and services with an audience of professionals focused on helping others and doing their jobs more effectively. See our many Sponsorship opportunities that are available!
Lead your professional field with the NEW status of the CFRP Certification. The CFRP is designed to elevate professional standards in the field of children’s mental and behavioral healthcare. The certification fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse child and family psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics.
When you’ve lived with anxiety for a while, oftentimes you become aware of some of the unique things you do because of it — or even the “weird” ways you’ve learned to cope with it. Maybe you’re like me and you check your pulse obsessively, willing your heart rate to just slow down. Maybe your anxiety makes you feel out of control, and it comes out as anger. Or maybe you’ve found a secret way of making yourself feel less anxious that you worry is “too weird” to share with others.