A Free 3-day Online Global Mental Health Summit That Can Help Let’s be real. For some this pandemic and physical distancing is a gift…an unexpected opportunity to pause, go to ground, bake bread from sourdough starter, finally build that raised garden bed, meditate, walk and do yoga, and work in pajamas. For others it is…

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By Cassandra Vieten, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director – John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation For people who are depressed – not just sad or down about the current circumstances – but living with a current or past diagnosis of depression, the situation we are in has specific risks, and holds some opportunities as…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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