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This is the sixth Annual Report of The American Mental Health Foundation (AMHF), a research organization formed in 1924, incorporated in New York State December 31, 1954. In 2017, AMHF celebrates 93 years of philanthropic service and activities—“Advancing Mental Health: A Century of Excellence in Mental Health Research.” Vision: Building a More Compassionate Society—Get Involved! Mission: AMHF endeavors […]By: Evander Lomke
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10, 2016, covers “psychological first aid.” Efforts in support of the day will focus on basic pragmatic psychological support by people who find themselves in a helping role—whether they are health staff, teachers, firefighters, community workers, or police officers. Despite its name, psychological […]By: Evander Lomke
Where was God? Dateline: Boston, Massachusetts, April 15, 2013 The day was perfect. Bright sunshine, a pleasant warmth. College student, Victoria McGrath, was excited. The Boston Marathon was a premier sports event. The crowd was excited as well. The enthusiasm was electric and Victoria positioned herself near the finish line, so as to have the […]By: Dr. Raymond B. Flannery Jr.
E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., says shame on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). With a budget of $3.5 billion to reduce the burden of mental illness and substance abuse, SAMHSA has nonetheless never ascertained the prevalence (numbers afflicted) of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. […]By: Evander Lomke
Violence: Why People Do Bad Things, with Strategies to Reduce that Risk by Raymond B. Flannery Jr., Ph.D., FAPM, June 2016 New England Psychologist Reviewed by Kerry Morrison, Psy.D. This new publication by Raymond Flannery called Violence: Why People Do Bad Things, with Strategies to Reduce that Risk, serves as a useful handbook for understanding the […]By: Evander Lomke
The late Madeleine Sherwood is featured in this fascinating 20-minute video: “Madeleine’s Method.” Most is devoted to the art of acting. But she also talks about her emotional life apart from stage and screen, especially what has come to be known as postpartum depression and its impact on her. Per the video, Mrs. Sherwood came […]By: Evander Lomke
The White House has declared May 2016 National Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect: specifically on the 92-year tradition of excellence in research and building a more compassionate society as the aims and goals of AMHF. More generally, this month—which derives its name from Jesus’ mother—is a good time to think […]By: Evander Lomke
This is one of the snapshots of the late Madeleine Sherwood (d. either April 22, 2016, or April 23, 2016), a talented actress who starred in the original productions of Horton Foote’s The Chase and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (as Abigail Williams; AMHF has the original-cast notice from a newspaper, including her picture, temporarily misplaced), […]By: Evander Lomke
AMHF sadly notes the death of old-time friend of the foundation, Madeleine Sherwood. Here is an article about her in the New York Times of April 26-27, 2016.By: Evander Lomke
Shakespeare writes, “There is no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.” It has become an adage of the acting profession. But what about the eye? Is it the window to the soul in more ways than metaphoric? A recent article in the New Yorker (March 28, 2016) by Pulitzer Prize–winning Siddhartha Mukherjee […]By: Evander Lomke