Breakthrough Patient Recruitment

Notes from BrainFutures 2015

I recently attended BrainFutures 2015, sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Maryland. The conference brought together experts and innovators in the brain research field with mental health practitioners and advocates. The mission of the conference was to move the conversation about how to integrate new ideas and technologies into behavioral health and wellness practice. In nearly every industry, technology has been embraced, championed, and deemed essential. Even in somatic c… [Read More]

Why Treat Anyone with a Disability Differently?

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, created to promote action towards raising awareness about disability issues and draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society for all. This year's theme is "Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities." Empowerment involves investing in people--in jobs, health, nutrition, education, and social protection. When people are empowered, they are better prepared to take advantage … [Read More]

Project Semicolon Starts a Conversation that is Helping Many People Cope with Mental Illness

Although there have been significant efforts to raise awareness of mental illness, it's no secret that the stigma associated with mental illness has harmful effects that range from reluctance to seek help or medical treatment, to lack of understanding even from family members and close friends, to the belief that the situation will never get better and is helpless. It is this stigma that makes talking about mental illness so difficult--for both those with mental illness and those in th… [Read More]

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