Mental Health Stories
A look back at the past year: What we've learned about mental health and what remains to be done
The latest segment of the "Heads Up" webinar series looks back and discusses what was learned.
Advocates say there’s a missing link in our detox system
This month, we explore substance use disorders and co-occurring mental illnesses, how they are treated, what programs are available and where there are still gaps in service.
We’ve come a long way, but mental health advocates are still working to improve public policy
This month, we explore the public policies which have shaped our current mental health system.
The founder of the Five Signs and her search for her mother
Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, and John Broderick discuss the origins and evolution of the Five Signs and REACT programs as panelists in a Heads Up webinar hosted by Dartmouth Health.
How some employees can get support from their jobs for substance misuse or other mental health issues
This month, we look at how some employers are helping employees who are struggling with a range of mental health issues, from stress and anxiety to substance use disorders and other psychiatric diagnoses.
Activities, seeing loved ones, telling stories are the best anti-depressants for older adults
With the help of the community mental health center, Ed Mahoney, PhD, started a program called Storytelling: Remembering Together, which invites people aged 65 and older to gather and share personal stories.
For active-duty military and veterans, the pain begins when a sense of purpose and pride are lost
In this month's Heads Up, Dartmouth Health looks at how our military service members face unique and common mental health challenges.
How to break the cycle of trauma in our criminal justice system
This month, we look at how mental health has, for better or worse, shaped our modern criminal justice system.
How to listen and have hard conversations with kids about their mental health
This month, during Suicide Prevention Month, we’re taking a step back to look at how we can be a part of the solution for the young people in our lives who are struggling.
The often-overlooked emotional challenges of youth sports
Dartmouth Health turns to the world of school athletics, the unique stressors student-athletes face and how something like an injury can upturn an athlete’s world.