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Virginia Cooperative Extension agents: Gardening may improve your mental health

Whether planting a small container garden on a patio or tending a large backyard vegetable plot, gardening offers positive health impacts that can advance the well-being of all Virginians.

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‘Inspiring the Future’ seminar for female athletes puts focus on physical and mental health

When Skylar Napier was a youth, mental health wasn’t discussed. When life was difficult for her, she found solace in sports.

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NIMH Facebook Live event to address the youth mental health crisis

The National Institute of Mental Health is hosting a Facebook Live titled “The Youth Mental Health Crisis” on Thursday, August 11 at 1 p.m.

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Youth mental health remains priority for SAMHSA, U.S. Surgeon General

The U.S. Surgeon General Report on youth mental health isn’t new. The December 2021 advisory demanded that our nation address the youth mental health crisis.

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Study: Time spent playing video games is unlikely to impact mental health

Billions of people play video games every day. Lawmakers, parents and other experts often point to the addictive quality of games as having harm on a players’ mental health especially when it comes to children.

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SAW Community Health Needs Assessment reveals local impact of mental health illness

Mental health, nutrition, diabetes and access to healthcare are the top concerns for residents of Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro.

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‘The Fitbit of Corporate America:’ ‘Pulse’ app addresses workplace stress

“Pulse,” a new mobile application by Fierce Inc., is working to refine and redefine workplace culture.

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UFC’s ‘Paddy the Baddy’ addresses friend’s suicide after win in the octagon

Paddy Pimblett has a nickname, “Paddy the Baddy,” he has the “it” factor, according to Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy, who signed the MMA star to a brand ambassador deal.

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Study: Violence in U.S. linked to easy access to firearms, not necessarily mental health

New research shows that the United States has dramatically higher homicides relative to all other developed nations – with most attributed to firearms – and the data shows the problem is growing.

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Legislation passes to increase support for VA suicide prevention coordinators

On July 20, the House passed another bill to increase federal support for veteran suicide prevention by strengthening funding for suicide prevention coordinators at local Veterans Affairs facilities across the U.S.