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Mental Health no Longer a Disqualifying Factor to Becoming a Lawyer in New Hampshire

Mental Health no Longer a Disqualifying Factor to Becoming a Lawyer in New Hampshire

  The New Hampshire Supreme Court and the Board of Bar Examiners have removed questions about mental health history, diagnosis and treatment from the New Hampshire bar admission application, which is the application a lawyer must submit to be granted license to practice law in the state. In a press release, the New Hampshire Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness says it "was persuaded that the questions discouraged law students and others from seeking necessary treatment for mental health and substance abuse problems." "We believe removing these questions will encourage law students and attorneys to stay healthy and seek...

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Kevin Love Continues to be our Mental Health Hero

Kevin Love Continues to be our Mental Health Hero

Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward we've written about before, was recently presented with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs for his work to destigmatize mental health issues. Less than a day later, he committed $500,000 to UCLA's psychology department through his foundation. The donation was matched by a UCLA Centennial Term Chair Match, and "will create the Kevin Love Fund Centennial Chair in the psychology department, which will support the faculty's research into diagnosing, preventing, treating and destigmatizing anxiety and depression." "I hope one day we are able to erase the stigma around anxiety and...

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Boston-Based Akili Interactive Introduces First FDA-Approved Prescription Video Game

Boston-Based Akili Interactive Introduces First FDA-Approved Prescription Video Game

  It seems that congratulations are in order for Boston-based Akili Interactive! On Monday, June 15, 2020, the company made history when their mobile-based game, EndeavorRX, became the first video game to ever be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a medical treatment. Yes, you read that correctly – EndeavorRX is the first FDA-approved prescription video game in history. How cool is that?! Designed and used to treat children between the ages of 8 and 12 with attention hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the video game was developed with a team of neuroscientists and tech designers in order to...

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'The Perspective Project' Offers an Artistic Outlet For Those Affected by Mental Health Issues

'The Perspective Project' Offers an Artistic Outlet For Those Affected by Mental Health Issues

  During my typical daily searches for mental health news yesterday, I stumbled across something that I knew I absolutely had to share with you. And yes, I do feel that way about every potential blog topic I discover, but the one that we’re about to discover together hit me in a way that felt deeply personal.It’s called The Perspective Project, and it provides a therapeutic outlet for those affected by mental health conditions. And when you combine mental health issues with introspection and an artistic outlet, there can be some pretty incredible results. (Quick disclaimer: None of the graphics...

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