Join LEAD Pittsburgh on April 21st at 6:30pm at the Starbucks on Forbes & Atwood for a discussion about cleaning out the mental cobwebs in our mind. Through the discussion, we hope to tap into the spirit of spring cleaning to bolster our mental health.
Join LEAD Pittsburgh on March 10th at 6:30pm at the Amos Hall Starbucks on Fifth Avenue for a discussion about the inner motivations that drive our outward behaviors. Through the discussion, we hope to learn more about healthy ways to get what we want out of life.
Using survey data by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers found disheartening results about depression treatment. Depression is often not correctly diagnosed, and even when it is, depression often goes untreated.
Join LEAD Pittsburgh on January 17th at the Starbucks at Forbes & Shady in Squirrel Hill for a discussion about maximizing your energy. Through the discussion, we hope to develop strategies to combat stress and increase focus.
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is adding a new inpatient unit for children with “urgent behavioral health needs who also have a chronic or complex medical condition and/or developmental disability.” The expansion project will be led by Aileen Peralta Oandasan, MD.
On May 5th, LEAD attended the Allegheny Family Network’s sixth annual mental health expo in Downtown Pittsburgh. LEAD surveyed professionals and families to learn their thoughts about children’s mental health, and had an interactive sentiments board to reflect feelings about depression.
LEAD Pittsburgh’s Zersha Munir reports on different aspects of coffee houses including community, lifestyle, social interaction, and health, all framed by the concept of “the third place.” Read the article here.
Walk and talk therapy is a unique approach to the classic therapy style. Instead of talking to a therapist while sitting in an office, walk and talk therapy allows patients to be more active, combining the benefits of exercise with the benefits of therapy. Sessions are conducted outdoors or in an indoor walking facility.
As of March 14, Ms. Sara Kyles has joined LEAD as our inaugural LEAD Pittsburgh Fellow. Ms. Kyles is a recent graduate of Point Park University, where she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical-Community Psychology.
The Southwest PA NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) chapter is holding a conference at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott on April 9th. The conference aims “to challenge our region to implement not only promising early intervention programs for First Episode Psychosis (FEP) but, to create a dialogue that leads to appropriate and much needed changes to the treatments and supports in our region.” Read more about this important educational event on their flyer.