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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Timonium, Md (April 2, 2019) –  The John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation announced today the launch of the  $1.2 million Gold Standard Study on mental health with the University of California, San Francisco.  The study will be lead by University of California, San Francisco Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry and Wendy Berry Mendes,…

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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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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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Courtesy of The Zos Knows “Many rock stars, celebrities, and significant influential people of whom despite their successes are severely tortured by the swaying array of emotions of mental health. Not many people know that over 450 million people suffer from these chemical imbalances in their brain. One very notable musician, Bruce Springsteen, suffers majorly…

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Courtesy of Military Times “Embedding mental health professionals within military units is producing some good results as troops have easier access to the help they need, the services’ surgeons general told lawmakers. The Army has seen a decrease of 41 percent in the inpatient admission rate for acute behavioral health issues “because we’ve been able…

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