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Teen Sleeplessness Leads to More Sick Days
Recent research highlights the link between sleep habits and illness. Check out some tips for getting a better night's sleep.

NAMI Family-to-Family: Evidence Meets Experience
In his blog, Dr. Ken Duckworth explains the significance of the NAMI Family-to-Family program being named an evidence based practice.

Ask the Doctor: Living Well with Bipolar Disorder
Dr. Nierenberg joined NAMI's medical director Ken Duckworth to look at the combination of factors that help ensure wellness.

Meditation Shows Promise in Relieving Anxiety and Depression
Meditation is a means of developing wellness, an ongoing process of learning how to make choices that support a more successful, healthy life. A new analysis explores the benefits.

Susanna Compassionately Portrays Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression affects millions of women across the country. Susanna, a Web series starring Anna Paquin and Maggie Grace, mindfully dramatizes one woman's experience.

Yoga Behind Bars: Study Reveals Positive Mental Health Effects
About one-half of all prisoners live with a mental illness. A new study by Oxford University suggests yoga may improve this population's mental well-being.

NAMI Minnesota Creates "Summer Camp" for Teens
Aimed at helping teens living with mental illness feel hopeful, NAMI Minnesota's new weeklong Progression Summer Camp for young adults offers support, education and skills.

Healthy Emotion Regulation Can Reduce Anxiety, Study Finds
A new study shows that those who approach situations with a more positive outlook experience less anxiety.

Sibling Bullying Linked to Poor Mental Health
Fighting amongst siblings is usually viewed as harmless child's play. But a new study from the University of New Hampshire posits that sibling rivalries may be more harmful than once assumed.

CDC: One in Five Kids Lives with a Mental Health Issue
A groundbreaking report from the CDC sheds light on children living with mental disorders.

Autism Research Sheds New Light on Gender Differences
New studies presented at The 2013 International Meeting for Autism Research provide possible explanations behind the skewed gender ratio in autism diagnoses.

Suicide Rates Rise Significantly Amongst Baby Boomers, Study Finds
A new study conducted by the CDC has shown that suicide rates for adults aged 35 to 64 have increased in the last decade and a half.

Regulating Glutamate May Help Early Detection of Schizophrenia, Study Finds
A recent study has discovered that increased levels of glutamate may play a role in triggering psychosis.

NFL Players May Be More Likely to Develop Depression as they Age, Study Finds
A recent study shows former professional football players are more likely to develop cognitive impairment and depression as they grow older.

Faith and Spirituality Beneficial in Treatment, Study Finds
A new study has found that people who believe in a higher power are more responsive to short-term treatment of depression.

Depression Risk Factor Can Be "Contagious," Study Finds
A new study shows that negative thoughts of students vulnerable to depression can increase the likelihood that their roommates will also experience depression.

Putting People in the Bipolar Driverís Seat
Charles Bowden, M.D., an expert on bipolar disorder, will explore the importance of partnership, self-awareness and treatment strategies at the NAMI National Convention in June.

Depression Runs High Among College Athletes
A new study shows that college athletes may be put at an increased risk for depression.

Insomnia Linked with Increased Thoughts of Suicide, Study Finds
A recent study discovers the connection between insomnia and increased thoughts of suicide. Findings may change the way doctors treat persons living with insomnia in the future.

White House BRAIN Initiative Calls for $100 Million for Scientific Advancement
President Obama unveiled a bold new plan to increase our understanding of the human brain.