Tagged mental health

Rural Inequities in Care: Reducing Stigma and Providing Access for All

It has been over 40 years since the Alma-Ata Declaration defined the concept of primary healthcare and brought international awareness to the extreme health inequities that permeate the globe. Unfortunately, the declaration’s ambitious goal of healthcare for all by 2000 was not met as intended [3]. Nonetheless, there still exist promising implementations of primary healthcare…

COVID-19 Impact on Children and Adolescents

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most shared experiences has been one of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. But how much of this experience can we truly say is shared? During an era that requires skillsets of rapid adaptation and resilience, the mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have presented a monumental challenge…

We Need More Than Pills; We Need People: Mental Health in St. Louis

Mental health encompasses more than just clinically diagnosed conditions that don long, scientific titles. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental health is an umbrella term used to characterize any “condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling or mood” (1). Mental health struggles can present in drastically different fashions for different populations. For…

Love in a Borderline Personality

Love sucks. It makes people act in ways they can’t predict and gives them weird fluttering feelings in their stomach. However, healthy people at least tend to know what to expect with love, and modern research has even discovered the molecules involved in the development of romantic attraction, both emotionally and physiologically. One of cupid’s…

Mental Health: An Infectious Disease of Poverty

Socioeconomic status has long been considered as a potential explanation for discrepancies in professional expectations, lifestyle trends, and mental and physical health in America. The relationship between household income and mental disorders has been especially thoroughly examined. Numerous longitudinal studies over the years have consistently found a damningly strong correlation between the two variables. In…

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