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2013-10-29 12:28:13

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) is offering a series of 12 Web-based trainings for psychiatrists focusing on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help individuals improve their health. The 30-minute presentations each come with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. The training sessions focus on strategies that psychiatrists can use to help patients improve their health - such as quitting smoking and...

2013-10-28 08:28:09

MASON, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health, a leading personalized medicine company, announced today that the International Review of Psychiatry published an extensive review that validates the clinical use of pharmacogenomic testing to help predict patient response to psychiatric medications and improve treatment outcomes. The paper provides substantial evidence that psychiatric pharmacogenomic testing has proven clinical value in predicting how individual patients...

2013-10-24 23:33:32

Mental health community expands through interaction and growth of social media pages. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 National Mental Illness Awareness Week, October 6-12, 2013 aims to increase the awareness and discussion about mental illness in America and that is just what is happening on the social media pages of The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center. The treatment facility, a specialized mental illness treatment center which opened last year has seen a tremendous...

2013-10-23 08:28:54

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Michigan's 46 Community Mental Health agencies commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, which provided funding for mental health centers across the United States and drastically altered the delivery of mental health services. October marks the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's historic message to Congress urging representatives to end the inhumane institutionalization of people suffering from...

2013-10-17 11:42:33

A study by psychologists at the University of Liverpool has found that traumatic life events are the biggest cause of anxiety and depression, but how a person thinks about these events determines the level of stress they experience. Researchers from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society analyzed the responses of over 32,000 participants, aged 18 – 85 years, who completed the BBC's `Stress Test', an online survey to explore the causes and consequences of stress....

2013-10-16 12:24:14

Creative Excellence Honored with Best in Show, Gold and Silver Awards NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Selected among more than 4,000 entries, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, was honored with three W3 Awards for its Stamp Out Stigma video entry: a Best in Show Award (Video Features, Editing); a Gold Award (Web Video, Documentary/Public Service); and a Silver Award (Web Video, Activism). The...

2013-10-11 16:24:13

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today marked Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from October 6-12, 2013. "The health and well-being of Canada's Veterans and their families are a matter of great importance to our Government, and for the team of volunteers and organizers who work with us to support them," said Minister Fantino. "Initiatives such as Mental Illness Awareness Week are an important part of breaking past...

2013-10-10 12:28:20

Belgian Museum and Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Honor Transformative Advocacy Work of Devkota GHENT, Belgium, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Matrika Devkota, the Nepalese founder of the organization Koshish, has been selected as the 2013 winner of the Dr. Guislain "Breaking the Chains of Stigma" Award for his tireless work to fight stigma by empowering those suffering from mental illness to serve as self-advocates. The Dr. Guislain Award program is a joint project of the Museum Dr....

2013-10-10 12:28:13

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As October is National Depression and Mental Health Screening Month, ValueOptions®, Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is partnering with forward-thinking employer organizations nationwide to address a major health crisis faced by 7.6 percent of the nation's workforce: depression. Each year, depression costs U.S. employers more than $44 billion in lost productivity--81 percent of that is...

2013-10-10 12:26:53

Inner Door Foundation proceeds to benefit Eating Disorder Awareness and Treatment ROYAL OAK, Mich., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local artists, reception and education will be part of the second annual unique fundraiser to benefit eating disorder awareness and treatment November 7th at Mirepoix in Royal Oak, preceded by a virtual art auction. -- Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression. -- Only 1 in 10 men and women with...