Mental health

How Mental Health Affects Communities of Color

After the civil rights movement in the 1960s, many people began to embrace a “colorblind” mentality by focusing on equal treatment regardless of race. In recent years, there has been increasing[...]

By KCLA | July 28th, 2020 | Categories: Depression, Mental Health

Suicides & Overdoses: The Coronavirus Deaths Nobody Is Talking About

When we imagine the victims of coronavirus (COVID-19), we think of the thousands of Americans who have lost their lives in this pandemic. We think of the people who may spend weeks fighting for their[...]

By KCLA | May 21st, 2020 | Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide, Stress, Mental Health

This Simple Stress Reducing Trick Can Change Your Life

When anxiety or major depression plague your everyday life, it may seem trivial to remind yourself to breathe through it. However, a study published in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that[...]

​​Living Wellderly: How Seniors Can Combat Late Life Depression

Late life depression is a common occurrence among seniors, but it is not necessarily a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite the[...]

By KCLA | May 6th, 2020 | Categories: Depression, Mental Health

The Price of Better Mental Health: How to Pay for Alternative Depression Treatments

As many as 5 million Americans suffer from treatment-resistant depression. That’s about 30% of all adults who seek depression treatment. Most insurance companies cover traditional methods of[...]

Which Depression Treatment Is Right for Me?

The most common depression treatments today are antidepressant medications and talk therapy. But what if those options don’t work for you? If you’ve tried them before with no luck, you may decide to[...]

How A Bullet Journal Could Improve Your Mental Health

Have you heard of bullet journaling? Originally used as an organizational tool, it’s become incredibly popular for its mental health benefits. Learn more about these journals and how to use one to[...]

By KCLA | September 29th, 2019 | Categories: Tools for Better Mental Health, Mental Health

Intravenous Ketamine for the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

In 2000, a study published by Berman et al. compared the effects of Ketamine Infusion Therapy to a saline placebo. The results showed a reduction in the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (Ham-D). This[...]