Tag Archives: Mental

Gum Disease Increases Risk of Mental Health Problems by 37%

A collaborative study1,2 64,379 people’s medical records discovered that patients with periodontal disease have a 37% higher risk of developing mental health illness. The research team from the University of Birmingham also found that 60,995 had gingivitis and 3,384 had periodontitis.3 The data from these individuals were compared against 251,161 healthy individuals without any record… Read More »

Texas school shooting highlights complexity of race, bullying and mental health

Loading the player… New details of a recent shooting that left four people injured at Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, reveal that bullying may have triggered this tragic event.  According to Arlington Assistant Police Chief Kevin Kolbye in a Wednesday afternoon news conference, the violent attack stemmed from a fight caught on video that… Read More »

How unjust police killings damage the mental health of Black Americans

Since the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, many African Americans have reported feeling overwhelmed at times by the trauma, anguish, and outrage stirred up by Floyd’s death, as well as other incidents of police violence against Black victims. The disturbing frequency of these events, and the relentless news coverage of… Read More »

A Year Into COVID19, Mental Health Impacts Heavier on Moms Than Dads in America

In the summer of 2020, four months into the pandemic, one-half of people living in the U.S. felt worry or stress related to the coronavirus that had a negative impact on their mental health. Over a year into the COVID-19 in America, nearly one-half of people still have negative mental health impacts due to the… Read More »

Students Try to Cope as Pandemic Strains Mental Health

*Sarah, Washington, DC. *Hudson, California. Kelly Davis, associate vice president of peer and youth advocacy, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA. Jane Cooley Fruehwirth, associate professor, Department of Economics; faculty fellow, Carolina Population Center, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Laura S. Gray, PhD, clinical psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Khadijah Booth Watkins, MD, psychiatrist;… Read More »