5 Women Who Made an Impact in Mental Health

Happy Women’s History Month! In the field of psychology, a lot of the milestones and contributions you’ll hear about are from men, because for a long time women’s contributions were underrecognized and they had to fight against many biases to get their work noticed. The emphasis on the work of male psychologists, however, doesn’t mean…

A Timeline of Mental Health Treatment

These days, receiving treatment for mental health is a bit of a double-edged sword. Therapy and medication are more readily accessible than ever and many people have been able to be open and honest about their struggles, both in their personal lives and on social media, without dealing with too much negative backlash, but the…

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

The Inspiring History of Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. It was founded by the Mental Health America organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health) in order to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illness, including conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.

Scientists working in a laboratory

The History of Clinical Trials

Today, clinical trials are being conducted all across the world in pursuit of gaining a better understanding of conditions and disorders and finding successful treatments, behaviors, and vaccines to improve the quality of life. For centuries, clinical trials have been responsible for saving lives and advancing the medical field and now as we stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, clinical trials are being used to find a cure.