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2014-04-17 23:13:09

As the leading organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) applauds the Congress for including in the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act” (PAMA; H.R. 4302) provisions that will improve delivery of behavioral health services, but expresses concern regarding sections that may be used to expand involuntary treatment. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As the leading organization focused on growing and training the...

2014-04-17 23:08:02

The Paramus Stigma Free Zone is holding a Town Hall meeting to open a conversation on mental illness. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 To help raise awareness about mental illness within the community, the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone is holding a Town Hall Meeting: “Let’s Talk”. This is an opportunity for the community to get involved and become part of the solution to the mental health crisis. The Paramus Stigma-Free Zone task force operates on the premise that healthy communication...

2014-04-17 23:03:46

From bombings to stabbings to mass murders, violence is sometimes a byproduct of untreated mental illness. New book, A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer, details what can happen when symptoms are ignored. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 What would possess a quiet, 16-year-old boy to launch an unprovoked knife attack on his classmates, wounding 21 of them, some critically? Why would 25-year-old Kevin Edson commit a bomb hoax at the heavily guarded Boston...

2014-04-15 10:25:27

Diagnostic tool easily accessible and administered by lay people in South Africa Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. A report on the global AIDS epidemic published by the United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has...

2014-04-11 23:04:06

Licensed Professional Counselors provide mental health and substance abuse care to millions of Americans. Cranford, N.J. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The New Jersey Counseling Association today announced that April is Counseling Awareness Month. Roughly one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, and about one in five Americans experience a mood disorder such as depression at some point in the course of their life, according to the American Counseling...

2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-04-08 12:31:58

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental health activists in eight states are organizing to proclaim Sunday, May 4, 2014, National Mental Health and Dignity Day, as part of the annual celebration of Mental Health Month. Using social media and grassroots organizing, they are encouraging their peers around the country to organize events on this day, and asking City and State governments to recognize May 4 as an official day of observance. They are coming together to...

2014-04-03 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- The discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health challenges along with a troubling history of medically sanctioned treatments are no secret. Today, for someone with a psychiatric diagnosis -- such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar or ADHD -- the standard treatment is psychotropic medications that are always doctor-ordered and sometimes court-mandated. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140403/PH97564...

2014-04-02 23:29:54

John Southworth and Arlene Rosen presented lifetime achievement awards for their work and dedication in the field of addiction treatment. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Heroes in Recovery (HIR) is proud to announce two recipients of its Lifetime Achievement Award at Foundations Recovery Network’s Innovations In Recovery conference at the famed Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, California. Rob Waggener, CEO of Foundations Recovery Network, and David Sheff, following his keynote...

2014-04-02 12:31:03

Industry Leaders Come Together to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) today announced the launch of the Stamp Out Stigma initiative, aimed at reaching more than 1,000,000 people in 2014 in order to change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders. The Stamp Out Stigma campaign will encourage people to take the Stamp...