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Michael Phelps: Helping others with depression "light years better" than Olympic gold

Olympic champion Michael Phelps said his new mission is to talk about his struggles with depression, in the hopes of encouraging others to do the same and get help when they need it most. Read more in this story from CBS News.

Trump orders mental health support for military veterans to prevent suicide

President Trump's order is designed to ensure all uniformed service members have access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources in the first year following military service. Read more now from CNBC.

Seven (totally doable) New Year's resolutions that can change your life

Here a few resolutions you can try, from health and wellness experts, that each take 10 extra minutes a day (or less), and can lead to BIG, impactful improvements for your health, happiness and well-being.
Get the details in this story from NBC News.

Federal policy is changing for the better on mental health

The federal Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee has been preparing the first of two reports to Congress describing how to improve services for those with serious mental illnesses. The committee is made up of leaders from multiple federal agencies and select members of the public, and was established in December 2016 through bipartisan health care reform. Learn more now.

Generation at risk: America’s youngest facing mental health crisis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in five American children ages 3 through 17 — about 15-million — have a diagnosable mental, emotional or behavioral disorder in a given year. Learn more in this story from NBC News.