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2014-03-31 20:22:48

$900 Million Investment in Mental Health Services is Most Significant in Decades WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that included $900 million to fund the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health Act. The legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week as part of the Medicare SGR Repeal bill, establishes a two year demonstration program in eight states to offer a broad range of mental health and...

2014-03-31 12:28:30

Surveyed Psychiatrists and Payers Identify Improved Efficacy on Patient Function as a Pressing Unmet Need, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. psychiatrists would prescribe EnVivo Pharmaceuticals/Bayer HealthCare/Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma's encenicline to 25 percent of their patients with cognitive impairment associated with schizophrenia (CIAS). Assuming its promising--albeit...

2014-03-28 23:26:09

New Memoir Announced by Patrick Kennedy Helps Break the Stigma of Mental Illness Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Announced earlier this month, Patrick Kennedy’s new memoir, A Common Struggle: A Very Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction, will bring more attention to bipolar disorder and addiction, something mental health center experts say can only be positive. “Mental illness is the least publicly talked about area of medicine,”...

2014-03-28 23:21:58

PresenceLearning's April 16th, 2014 “Changing Minds” Webinar for Education Leaders Discusses How Online Counseling Fills Service Gaps San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Urban and rural school districts nationwide struggle to find the qualified staff and resources they need to provide the psychological, counseling and social work services they are required to provide to students who need them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With the rise in...

2014-03-27 23:28:41

Eleven published authors are donating autographed copies of their books or novels dealing with mental health issues to the teen and adult winners of the "March Madness" writing contest sponsored by writing community StageofLife.com. Story submissions are due to StageofLife.com by March 31, 2014 midnight Pacific Time US. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Online writing community, StageofLife.com, announced today that eleven, internationally published authors will be...

2014-03-27 23:02:56

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced its 2014 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants, which will award $4 million in funding to 40 mid-career scientists from 33 institutions in nine countries. Selected by the Foundation’s Scientific Council, comprised of 146 leading experts across disciplines in brain and behavior research including two Nobel Prize winners, the grants fund basic research, new technologies and next generation therapies for schizophrenia, major...

2014-03-27 12:30:02

ARLINGTON,Va., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today characterized as "nationally significant" the major "Gathering on Mental Health and the Church" being held in Orange County, Calif. on March 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO The evangelical Saddleback Church, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and NAMI Orange County, the local NAMI Affiliate, are co-sponsoring the event, aimed at encouraging individuals...

2014-03-26 12:29:14

NAPHS Applauds House Oversight Hearing on Challenges Facing Families in Mental Health Crisis WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability and contribute to premature death, but millions of Americans face discrimination when they most need help, according to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). NAPHS President and CEO Mark Covall detailed the challenges in a letter submitted today for the record to the...

2014-03-19 23:02:15

The fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) finally defines Binge Eating Disorder as an official eating disorder, creating a greater need for guideline and diagnostics education. Fort Washington, PA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Due to recent changes to the DSM-5, the need to understand Binge Eating Disorder (BED) has never been greater. As of 2013, the DSM-5 officially recognizes BED as a mental disorder and has updated the diagnostic criteria, leading...

2014-03-18 23:26:09

The Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program in an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 In an effort to share potentially life-saving information with those who live and work in Paramus, the Paramus Stigma Free Zone is offering Mental Health First Aid as a community education program. Based on the award winning 8-hour certification course,...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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