Mental Health

Bestselling Author Katy Milkman Joins David Lamb to Discuss How to Change

The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Award winning Wharton Professor Katy Milkman has devoted her career to the study of behavioral change. Her latest book is called, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.  Milkman recently joined David Lamb to discuss what the science says about how to make change stand the test of time. Categories:…

Stress and Pandemic Impact Mental Health in Selma

From the West Alabama newsroom– Mental health awareness is on the rise. And mental health professionals say that that’s the first step — in putting the stigma associated with mental illness to an end. A person’s mental health is extremely important because it impacts their quality of life — their experiences — and their relationships. Cahaba Center for Mental Health…

ASU Professor Writes Children’s Book

"Little Miss Linda Goes to Counseling" Addresses Mental Health Wellness in Black Community

  ASU Professor and Counselor Educator Dr. Linda Holloway has written a children’s book in hopes of normalizing counseling and therapy in the black community. Dr. Holloway recently joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss her award winning book Little Miss Linda Goes to Counseling. Dr. Holloway is an advocate for women through her own platform entitled “Women…

A Thankful Heart Linked To Healthy Heart

Dr. Greg Hammer is a Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and a Physician and he joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss his findings on the link between gratitude and psychological and physical health. Categories: Health Matters, News Tags: fitness, Gratitude, health, heart health, Mental Health, thanksgiving

Alabama Crisis System of Care Will Soon Open in Montgomery

The River Region is welcoming a new facility to the area to help people get the right services for their mental health needs. The Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority showed off the Alabama Crisis System of Care in action this morning. This center came about after many years of people with mental illnesses…

Medical Breakthroughs: Mental health amid COVID-19 + New detection for Alzheimer’s Disease

The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on mental health. Researchers in Australia found higher psychological distress during the peak of that country’s outbreak – including acute depression, anxiety and stress. About half of the study’s participants reported moderate to extreme loneliness. A simple blood test may be capable of diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease years before the first symptoms appear. Researchers…

Medical Breakthroughs: Measures to prevent COVID-19 + COVID & mental health + Hormone disruptive chemicals

Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing combined can help lessen and delay the spread of COVID-19. Researchers in the Netherlands developed a model to predict how the prevention measures would affect Coronavirus cases and found they can decrease and postpone the peak number of cases. With more than 50% success, they say a large epidemic can be avoided. A…

Lawmakers Return For 2020 Legislative Session

Ahead of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey’s State of the State address, lawmakers returned to the State House Tuesday for the first day of the regular legislative session. Lawmakers have had April 4th circled on their calendars for a long time. Some of the Representatives tell Alabama News Network they’re excited to return and tackle some of the issues the state…