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Mental Health News Round-Up: July 8

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Mental Health Bill

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On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would seek mental health reform across the country. Among other things, the bill would implement direct funding for mental health illnesses, reorder the structure of the federal agency of mental health, and develop requirements for private insurers to cover mental health care.

How Racism Affects Mental Health — & What We Can Do About It

With July being Minority Mental Health Month (MMHM), it is important to understand the effects of prejudice and racism on minority communities. Forms of racism have reportedly shown an effect on depression, anxiety and stress. Addressing disparities and making sure everyone receives proper mental health care can help us take control of our own lives.

Here’s some surprisingly upbeat news about depression

With mental health conditions appearing more and more prevalent in today’s society, a new study shed some much-needed good news on the topic: According to researchers, many people who were once depressed go on to have satisfactory and happy lives. Many of these individuals sought medical attention and said their biggest help was having one close relationship with someone.  Keeping the conversation of mental health going is helping keep people alive and on a road to recovery.

5 Tips For Social Media Self-Care!

Social media can have its positive and negative effects. Here are five tips to successfully enjoy social media while keeping your self-care in mind.