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UC Berkeley Bipolar Disorder Group Study

Starting in October 2016, UC Berkeley Group Study is recruiting for a new LAUREL treatment group for people diagnosed with Bipolar I. There is no cost to participating in the group and travel expenses to and from Tolman Hall will be reimbursed.  What is the study about? The purpose of this research is to develop a psychological intervention for people with bipolar disorder. We hope that the Learning Affective Understanding...

Novel Housing Idea

Converting Existing Bedrooms into Legal Living Units  – Lilypad Homes is a Marin nonprofit that educates homeowners about the opportunity to add infill housing to the community through the creation of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). A new type of ADU called junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs) or junior second units (JSUs), offers homeowners a more affordable option. JADUs are created by converting an existing...

HR 2646 – Helping Families in Mental Health ...

TIME  www.time.com July 6, 2016 Emma Ockerman @eockerman The bill would potentially address a nationwide shortage of psychiatric beds and child psychiatrists, in addition to creating the federal position of assistant secretary for mental health. A bill that would majorly reform mental health care in the United States cleared the U.S. House of Representatives 422-2 on Wednesday. Now, legislators are calling for theimmediate...

Neuroplasticity-based Therapies

Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! In honor of this national observance, IMHRO (One Mind Institute) offers a free e-booklet on promising neuroplasticity-based therapies. Training-the-Brain-Enhancing-Mental-Health-Neuroplastically Neuroscientists, many funded by IMHRO (One Mind Institute), are making rapid-fire discoveries that are already translating into treatments patients can use. One approach advancing at a brilliant...