What a wonderful opportunity to experience individuals who, truly, want to give back to the betterment of human life. This last weekend Dr. Sammons and I had the privilege to participate in this amazing event.
In a June 4th email message from Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, the Secretary announced exciting news that “things will be changing June 6th at the VA” due to the passage last year of the Mission Act.
Beginning June 6, 2019, “the Mission Act will enable VA to consolidate the Department’s community care efforts into a single, simple-to-use program that will empower Veterans with the ability to choose the healthcare providers they trust.” Congress’s bipartisan act should lead to better customer service for our nation’s heroes.
According to the World Health Organization, the cost to the global economy is in excess of $1 trillion in terms of lost productivity. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability and suicide.
In 1949 Mental Health America named the month of May Mental Health Month or Mental Health Awareness Month. This year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is taking a different approach to the illness and how it is perceived by the public, with the theme of "CureStigma" Look for awareness events all during the month.
Topics: Mental Health
Recently, I was giving a talk to physicians about TMS and had been asked about future uses of this technology. I began talking about the research I am familiar with, as I have tried to Chronicle the burgeoning research in the field in our website’s section called Solute. After I had mentioned about 15 diseases and conditions currently being researched, one physician sarcastically asked if TMS was a panacea for everything. I laughed and said that in the area of psychiatry and neurology, it may be true.