People with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) face complex challenges. When unsupported, many individuals with FASD face challenges with mental health and substance use. One of the most concerning potential outcomes in this population is the risk of suicide.
February is Psychology Month!
Psychology Month is celebrated annually to highlight the contributions of Canadian psychologists. It aims to teach Canadians how psychology can help them, their families, and their communities live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
Let’s Talk About Stigma, Mental Health, and FASD
The goal of Bell Let’s Talk Day is to spread awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma, increase accessibility to treatment, and make a positive change in the attitude towards mental illness nationally. This is an important opportunity to bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) into the conversation around mental health.
Article Summary #11: PAE and Developmental Programming of Mental Illness
There have been numerous research studies examining the impacts of high-dose alcohol consumption during pregnancy on postnatal development. However, there are not many studies on low and early dose effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the offspring’s mental health.
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021
The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is Mental Health in an Unequal World. There remain various inequalities to accessing services for many individuals across the globe. This theme encourages people to focus on the issues that increase mental health inequality worldwide and how we can help tackle this inequality.
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure, Brain Development, and Mental Health
Mental health challenges are common in children, youth, and adults with prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). If these challenges are not treated, they can persist for many years. Many mental health problems first emerge in adolescence, but we don’t know a lot about exactly how and when mental health problems begin for people with PAE.
Mental Health Week 2021
It is Mental Health Week! This is a Canadian tradition, held annually on the first week of May to celebrate, protect, and promote mental health. This year’s theme is understanding our emotions.
Caregivers’ voices needed for Alberta study on FASD and suicide prevention
Rates of mental health challenges and suicide are disproportionately high for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Researchers from the University of Calgary are working on a new project to understand the risk factors and opportunities for suicide prevention among youth with FASD.
Top FASD Research Articles of 2020
Every January CanFASD does a literature search for research that was published within the previous year. This year the search revealed over 400 articles published on FASD in 2020.
Article Summary #11: Mental Health and Affect Regulation in FASD
This Article Summary is part of our CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Mental Health and Affect Regulation Impairment in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder … Read More
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