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    Amy Pressman

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    October 19, 2018

    Lady Gaga Calls For An End To The Stigmatization Of Mental Health Services

    The following blog references a Guardian op-ed by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a Huffington Post article by Cole Delbyck.

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    October 5, 2018

    6 Health and Beauty Benefits of Ginger

    The following blog references a 2017 womenshealthmag.com article by Marissa Miller.

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    January 5, 2018

    5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Mental Health

    What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

    The beginning of the year is a time to reflect on what you want to accomplish and improve over the next 12 months. Your resolutions don’t have to be about hitting the gym or losing weight, they can also focus on your mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    July 13, 2017

    Genetic Testing and Maternal Mental Health

    While new mothers can face an array of potential issues, maternal mental health issues are the most concerning and need more attention. According to United Kingdom research, postpartum psychiatric disorders were identified as the most common cause of maternal death in that country [1]. I serve on the Colorado Department of Public Health committee responsible for identifying and classifying maternal deaths in the interest of having data that can be used to improve treatment. According to data from 2004–2012, 30 percent of maternal deaths in Colorado were due to either accidental drug overdose or suicide. OB-GYNs understandably focus on trying to prevent their patient's death from a cardiovascular event or postpartum hemorrhage. However, those deaths in my state over the same time period accounted for 10 percent and 3 percent of maternal deaths, respectively. Drug overdose and suicide account for a much larger proportion of maternal deaths in Colorado, thus providing hard data that mental illness following childbirth exists and is life threatening.

    Continue Reading...
    May 30, 2017

    Mental Health in the Workplace - Walking the Talk

    May is Mental Health Month, which gives us a timely opportunity to reflect on some alarming workplace statistics. Each day, one million workers miss work due to stress. Depression specifically causes workers to miss an average of almost 5 workdays in a three-month period and is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year. At Genomind, our mission is to improve the lives of patients with mental illness by bringing innovation to clinical care. As we think about our mission as a company, it is vital that we also think about each other as co-workers and how to provide resources and support to one another for our own mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    May 1, 2017

    Mental Health Month: A Perspective

    May is Mental Health Month in the U.S., a time to start conversations about mental health and educate the public about mental illness. Mental illness is incredibly prevalent in the United States; in fact, 34% of Americans report having been diagnosed with a mental illness or have a friend or family member who has been. At Genomind, we’re striving to help all people struggling with mental illness get better by working to improve their mental healthcare.

    Continue Reading...
    April 28, 2017

    Prince Harry Opens Up About His Mental Health

    For two decades, Prince Harry remained mostly silent about the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Now, he has opened up about the death of his mother and how it affected his mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2017

    Royals Launch Mental Health Film Series with Heads Together Campaign

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched a campaign called Heads Together to open up conversations around mental health and help end stigma. Now, they are launching a 10-part film series showcasing the perspectives of different individuals and discussing their mental health was life-changing.

    Continue Reading...
    April 14, 2017

    Exploring Genetic Causes of Autism

    April is Autism Awareness Month, when people and organizations across the world strive to raise awareness about the condition. In recognition of this month, one of our co-founders, Dr. Jay Lombard, explores the genetic causes of autism.

    Continue Reading...
    April 7, 2017

    UK Teens Are Struggling With Mental Illness, But Teachers Lack Skills to Help

    Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70 percent in the past 25 years among teenagers in the United Kingdom, according to stem4. A large number of teenagers say they experience “emotional distress” and don’t have teachers with the skills to help them with their mental health issues.

    Continue Reading...
    October 19, 2018

    Lady Gaga Calls For An End To The Stigmatization Of Mental Health Services

    The following blog references a Guardian op-ed by Lady Gaga and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and a Huffington Post article by Cole Delbyck.

    Continue Reading...
    October 5, 2018

    6 Health and Beauty Benefits of Ginger

    The following blog references a 2017 womenshealthmag.com article by Marissa Miller.

    Continue Reading...
    January 5, 2018

    5 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Improve Your Mental Health

    What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

    The beginning of the year is a time to reflect on what you want to accomplish and improve over the next 12 months. Your resolutions don’t have to be about hitting the gym or losing weight, they can also focus on your mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    July 13, 2017

    Genetic Testing and Maternal Mental Health

    While new mothers can face an array of potential issues, maternal mental health issues are the most concerning and need more attention. According to United Kingdom research, postpartum psychiatric disorders were identified as the most common cause of maternal death in that country [1]. I serve on the Colorado Department of Public Health committee responsible for identifying and classifying maternal deaths in the interest of having data that can be used to improve treatment. According to data from 2004–2012, 30 percent of maternal deaths in Colorado were due to either accidental drug overdose or suicide. OB-GYNs understandably focus on trying to prevent their patient's death from a cardiovascular event or postpartum hemorrhage. However, those deaths in my state over the same time period accounted for 10 percent and 3 percent of maternal deaths, respectively. Drug overdose and suicide account for a much larger proportion of maternal deaths in Colorado, thus providing hard data that mental illness following childbirth exists and is life threatening.

    Continue Reading...
    May 30, 2017

    Mental Health in the Workplace - Walking the Talk

    May is Mental Health Month, which gives us a timely opportunity to reflect on some alarming workplace statistics. Each day, one million workers miss work due to stress. Depression specifically causes workers to miss an average of almost 5 workdays in a three-month period and is estimated to cause 200 million lost workdays each year. At Genomind, our mission is to improve the lives of patients with mental illness by bringing innovation to clinical care. As we think about our mission as a company, it is vital that we also think about each other as co-workers and how to provide resources and support to one another for our own mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    May 1, 2017

    Mental Health Month: A Perspective

    May is Mental Health Month in the U.S., a time to start conversations about mental health and educate the public about mental illness. Mental illness is incredibly prevalent in the United States; in fact, 34% of Americans report having been diagnosed with a mental illness or have a friend or family member who has been. At Genomind, we’re striving to help all people struggling with mental illness get better by working to improve their mental healthcare.

    Continue Reading...
    April 28, 2017

    Prince Harry Opens Up About His Mental Health

    For two decades, Prince Harry remained mostly silent about the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Now, he has opened up about the death of his mother and how it affected his mental health.

    Continue Reading...
    April 21, 2017

    Royals Launch Mental Health Film Series with Heads Together Campaign

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched a campaign called Heads Together to open up conversations around mental health and help end stigma. Now, they are launching a 10-part film series showcasing the perspectives of different individuals and discussing their mental health was life-changing.

    Continue Reading...
    April 14, 2017

    Exploring Genetic Causes of Autism

    April is Autism Awareness Month, when people and organizations across the world strive to raise awareness about the condition. In recognition of this month, one of our co-founders, Dr. Jay Lombard, explores the genetic causes of autism.

    Continue Reading...
    April 7, 2017

    UK Teens Are Struggling With Mental Illness, But Teachers Lack Skills to Help

    Rates of anxiety and depression have increased by 70 percent in the past 25 years among teenagers in the United Kingdom, according to stem4. A large number of teenagers say they experience “emotional distress” and don’t have teachers with the skills to help them with their mental health issues.

    Continue Reading...

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