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Cities increase your risk of depression, anxiety and psychosis – but bring mental health benefits too

The detrimental effects of urban living on physical health have long been recognized, including higher rates of cardiovascular and respiratory disease. More recent, however, is the revelation that urban living can also have adverse effects on mental health.

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Lady Gaga Opened Up to Oprah About Mental Health Medication, PTSD, and Fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga is a fierce champion for so many communities and issues, and part of her advocacy includes being incredibly open about her own struggles. She’s spoken out about her experience with sexual assault, mental health issues, PTSD, chronic pain, and much more, showing others who cope with the same things that they aren’t alone. In a new interview with Oprah, Lady Gaga continued to help people understand mental illness and its connection to chronic pain, and broke down the stigma around taking mental health medication.

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Pennsylvania launches “Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters”

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a focused multi-agency effort and anti-stigma campaign, ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,’ aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related health care priorities in Pennsylvania.

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Tampa entrepreneur texts the way to mental health

Music helped Tampa entrepreneur Johnny Crowder deal with his mental health issues. Now, Crowder is tapping technology to provide a mental health resource to others.

Crowder, the lead singer in metal band Prison, is the founder of Cope Notes, which provides daily affirmations through text messages that offer advice and encouragement.

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