Mental Health News

The Bricks Build More Than Great Bodies

March 20, 2019

Victor and Lynne Brick, owners of Brick Bodies and Maryland’s Planet Fitness centers, are partnering with Arundel Lodge, Inc., a nonprofit in Edgewater, MD that provides mental health and substance use treatment to more than 3,000 community members annually, to build the John W. Brick Memorial Fitness Center, bringing the healing gift of physical fitness…

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John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation to support $1.1M UCSF Study on innovative methods to promote stress resilience and reduce depression

March 20, 2019

Stress is ubiquitous in life.  When stress is chronic, it is important to protect ourselves from the myriad ways it can impact our physical and mental health. Notably, exposure to chronic stress makes us vulnerable to depression, and the many diseases that come with depression. Chronic stress and depression in turn are associated with a…

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The JWB Foundation Donates Fitness Equipment to John Hopkins Children Center

January 25, 2019

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Service at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, severe disruptive behavior, and suicide attempts. While in the hospital, children and adolescents have little opportunity for physical…

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Most Common Mental Illnesses in the US

June 25, 2018

According to data compiled by U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States notes an article that recently appeared online in The Tennasean publication. “Nearly 1 in five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. That translated to 44.7 million people in 2016. But estimates suggest…

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Study on Social Interaction could improve understanding of Mental Health risks

June 20, 2018

Investigators have released the results of a study that outlines how age, socioeconomic status, and other factors might contribute to social isolation and poorer mental health. “McLean Hospital investigators have released the results of a study that outlines how age, socioeconomic status, and other factors might contribute to social isolation and poorer mental health. In…

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President’s executive order supporting mental health care for transitioning service members now underway

June 6, 2018

According to the RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research a large percentage of the vets who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from either major depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. 19.5% of vets in these two categories have experienced a traumatic brain injury. These three service related disorders alone have an enormous impact on the demand…

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The NBA cares about Mental Health

May 30, 2018

The NBA supports our fans, families, and communities by promoting healthy minds and bodies and increasing awareness around emotional well-being. We are all on the same team when it comes to looking out for each other and making a difference for someone who is struggling. (courtesy of the NBA) The Brick family has a long…

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Beyond the Feel-Good Factor: Exercise and Mental Health

May 24, 2018

According to Psychology Today “You almost certainly already know that an inactive lifestyle contributes to chronic miseries such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and an earlier death. You may also be one of the third of us who’ve recently resolved to exercise more. But how often do you consider the contribution of physical exercise to…

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Connect More with those you Love

May 21, 2018

The Key Ingredient That Might Be Missing from Your Well-Being How loneliness impacts body and mind—and mindful ways to connect with those around you. This video courtesy of the UKMentalHealth speaks to how relationships can be a missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle To read more and learn 3 ways to connect that can positively…

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The Skimm’s Mental Health Basics

May 12, 2018

Millennials – and young women in particular – are reporting higher rates of mental health issues. This online publication has provided a great overview, with many helpful and relevant links to further your knowledge about this often misunderstood topic. To read the article click here.

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