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Under the Auspices of AMHF: Early Identification and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders in Children and Youth

What follows is the up-to-the-minute report on the fundamental research project of AMHF and Astor Services for Children & Families 20-month Progress Report – June 9, 2014 Project Goal To design and implement an evaluation and intervention program for both children and adolescents at risk for psychotic disorders and their families. Youth identified as at […]

Father Perry flanked by his proud parents.

What Makes Perfect Psychology and the Perfect Roman Catholic Priest?

What are the qualities that make a good priest, and how can the Catholic community find the young men who possess these qualities? The experience of recent decades shows that the opinions of psychologists and even clergy have not always proved the best guide. Why not go to the source: the perceptions of the parents […]

Saint Ignatius Loyola. In the 15th-16th c., he may have shown signs of OCD and its more worldly spiritual manifestation: scrupulosity.

OCD and Scrupulosity

AMHF Professional Advisory Board member Dr. William Van Ornum is quoted by CNN Health on the subjects of obsessive-compulsive disorder and scrupulosity. Considerable controversy also exists among the professional community regarding issues such as worship itself and OCD or addiction, as well as whether certain seizure disorders manifest, or perhaps mask, themselves as hyper-religiosity.

Eric Green, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, Certified School Counselor, will present two Webinars under the auspices of AMHF.

American Mental Health Foundation to Conduct First Two Interactive Webinars in Its 90-year History, Offering CEU Certification

Dr. Eric J. Green and The American Mental Health Foundation invite you to participate in two interactive Webinars: September 5, 2014,”Integrating Expressive Arts and Play Therapy with Adults: Toward Self-healing and Renewal” Provides the overview, research support, and step-by-step protocol for mental-health clinicians to begin the process of successfully and competently integrating various disciplines of […]

AMHF calls your attention to the causes and management of epilepsy.

Purple Day

Today, March 26, 2014, is International Purple Day. AMHF joins all families, foundations, and health-care providers on the front lines in raising the flag of Epilepsy Awareness. Epilepsy, which derives from the ancient Greek meaning “to seize,” is a condition of the brain and nervous system. It is caused by lesions in the brain and […]

AMHF executive director Evander Lomke, with an interested party, at Poster Session IV. (Photo by Amanda Torres)

AMHF Attended the 53rd Annual Meeting of NEPA as Well as NECTOP

AMHF executive director Evander Lomke displayed on the history of the foundation and grants awarded during Poster Session IV, third-floor student lounge of Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on October 19, 2013. This community-college setting was surprisingly—even startlingly—impressive. The high-energy meetings of the New England Psychological Association (fifty-third annual conference of NEPA) and Northeast […]

Lucy Winer explores her decades-old emotional connection to a now-abandoned mental hospital.

Extraordinary Documentary on a Mental Institution

I have had the opportunity to view an extraordinary documentary entitled King’s Park. Here is what Oliver Sacks has to say: “A brave, compelling look at the life of a state mental hospital and those whose lives it has touched. Lucy Winer has thought long and hard about the subject, and brings to her film […]