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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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Have you earned the CPRP certification yet? Enhance your professional status with 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. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Severely unsettled babies with sleeping, crying and feeding problems at the age of one are ten times more likely to have mental health problems during childhood, a new Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) study has found. Presenting her work at the Sleep DownUnder Conference in Brisbane today, project lead Dr. Fallon Cook said the findings provide strong evidence that poor mental health begins in infancy for some children.
Ryan "China" McCarney has played sports his entire life, but sometimes he has to force himself to show up on the field to play pick-up soccer with his friends. "I'm dreading and I'm anticipating the worst. But I do it anyway. And then, it's a euphoric sensation when you're done with it because you end up having a great time," says McCarney.
When I walk through my hospital's emergency department, I'm sometimes overwhelmed by the number of people languishing there as they wait for help with a mental health issue, like the woman clutching her chest as if she's having a heart attack but is really suffering from a panic attack. It's her third time here in a week.
A recent study examining the association between opioid abuse and depression turned a searing spotlight on the need for increased access to mental health in the United States. The study is "highly suggestive" of an association between opioid abuse and depression, according to Laura Schwab Reese, MA, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Public Health Graduate Program at Department of Health & Kinesiology, College of Health & Human Sciences at Purdue University, who co-authored the study.
Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She’s fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she’s confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she’s spent her entire 45 years. "I just know I don’t feel real, and home doesn’t feel like home at all," Cross said. Health workers say they are seeing signs of mental problems in residents nearly two weeks after Michael, and the issues could continue as a short-term disaster turns into a recovery that could take years.
Mental health providers from around the state will receive $33 million in state grants over the next three years to serve students in Minnesota's public schools. The Minnesota Department of Human Services on Thursday announced the 57 recipients of its School-Linked Mental Health program, who collectively will serve more than half of the state's schools.
New efforts to improve mental health care for children and teenagers across Colorado will be rolled out over the next two to three years. The Colorado Attorney General's Office is providing $2.8 million in grant funding to improve pediatric mental health care and support school-based mental health programming. Suicide is the leading cause of death for those 10 to 24 in Colorado, and addressing the lack of mental health services in the state is "a matter of life or death," said Andrew Romanoff, Mental Health Colorado president and CEO.
It's a major milestone in the fight to recognize mental health and mental illness as global issues: a comprehensive report from the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health, three years in the making, released this past week at a London summit with royals Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, in attendance to show their support for the cause.
You've distinguished yourself as a leader in the psychiatric rehabilitation field. Stay competitive by keeping your credential current! CPRP and CFRP's are required to recertify every three (3) years. A minimum of 50 percent of the required hours must be earned through attendance or completion of approved PRA trainings. Do you still need training to meet the education/training requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
Lead your professional field with the 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. Do you still need training to meet the education/training eligibility requirement? PRA's Academy offers plenty of online courses to meet your 45 hour requirement.
The United States faces a mental health epidemic. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from a form of mental illness. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, 115 people die daily from opioid abuse, and one in eight Americans over 12 years' old take an antidepressant every day. The economic burden of depression alone is estimated to be at least $210 billion annually, with more than half of that cost coming from increased absenteeism and reduced productivity in the workplace.