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2014-03-13 23:22:35

Mental Health First Aid Training - space limited Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year. The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Adult and Child Center, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to...

2014-03-10 16:32:37

Board Urges Congress to 1) End Discrimination; 2) Fix Gaps in the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment System; and 3) Support Health Information Technology Funding WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board of Trustees this week made recommendations in key policy areas that have the potential to significantly improve the lives of individuals with mental and addictive disorders. The meeting (led by Board...

2014-03-07 23:21:42

The CarePlus Foundation is holding their 16th annual Courage Awards Gala to recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 The CarePlus Foundation will recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse at...

Study Finds Frequent Facebook Use Linked To Eating Disorder Risk
2014-03-06 13:17:03

Jill Elish, Florida State University Frequent Facebook users might be sharing more than party pictures, vacation videos and shameless selfies — they also share a greater risk of eating disorders, according to a new study led by Florida State University researchers. Psychology Professor Pamela K. Keel studied 960 college women and found that more time on Facebook was associated with higher levels of disordered eating. Women who placed greater importance on receiving comments and...

2014-03-05 14:25:28

For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have consistently found that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. These findings raise the possibilities that neighborhood characteristics affect emotional functioning and neighborhood-level interventions may reduce emotional...

2014-03-05 12:26:36

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS SERVICES TO HELP WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness. More than 200 veterans, active duty and their family members attended the event at the San...

2014-03-04 23:30:27

The Saint Jude Retreats, a non-12 step substance use program, releases radio show interview on the topic of overmedication and overdiagnosis with Dr. Allen Frances. Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 The Saint Jude Retreats is excited to announce that as of today Tuesday, March, 4, 2014 the Saint Jude Retreats Radio’s latest show is live and ready for download or streaming. The radio show host and Executive Director of Saint Jude Retreats, Michelle Dunbar, opens the segment with a...

2014-03-04 23:25:04

The global market for drugs used to treat mental disorders was valued at $70.1 billion in 2012 and is estimated to have declined slightly to nearly $69 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly $77.1 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 2.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 According to a new technical market research report Drugs for Treating Mental Disorders: Technologies and Global Markets, from...

2014-03-02 23:00:30

‘Mental Health Care in Settings Where Mental Health Resources Are Limited’ educates field clinicians on treating mental health. Los Angeles (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 In May of 2013, the 66th World Health Assembly adopted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, setting four major objectives in motion. One of the objectives calls for more governance for mental health and effective leaders, leaders like Dr. Pamela Smith. Smith, a...

2014-02-28 23:00:17

StageofLife.com is now accepting stories from people of all ages about mental health or mental illness issues as part of its March international writing contest. The writing community is hoping to open a multi-generational dialogue about the broader conversation surrounding the topic of mental health and mental illness. York, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will suffer from a form of mental illness at some point in their lives. For a problem so large, the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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