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2013-09-17 23:22:16

Author wants to reduce the stigma on mental illness through his new book. New York City (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 An estimated one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Author David Fredette is a testament to this statistic, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1998. David Fredette’s first book, Latent Heat, is a personal poetic novel based on his emotional journey through his first year...

2013-09-17 16:23:34

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael J. Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) released the following statement concerning about yesterday's tragedy at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) "NAMI shares the anguish and anger of the nation at the Navy Yard tragedy in which 12 military and civilian people died and several others were wounded. We extend our...

2013-09-16 12:24:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today is publishing a new web resource that provides a comparative, research-based approach on complementary and alternative treatments for mental health conditions (http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/mentalhealthandcam). While some activities, like exercise, are good for everyone who is physically able to do them and have no uncontrollable side effects, most decisions about mental health treatment...

2013-09-15 23:00:11

‘4 Step Process To Mental Illness’ aims to lower the stigma of mental illness through increased understanding and knowledge of mental health. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The link to mental illness and its adverse effects to society is irrefutable. In the United States alone, violent acts made it across headlines, shocking the hoi polloi and prompting authorities to improve safety measures and crisis response should similar incidents take place at some point in time. Take...

2013-09-13 11:03:10

-Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) can play an important role in addiction recovery. -A new study examines the suitability of 12-step organizations for young adults with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders, referred to as dual diagnosis (DD). -Findings indicate that young adult DD patients show similar benefits compared with those diagnosed only with a substance use disorder. Studies and testimonials have shown that 12-step mutual-help organizations...

2013-09-10 23:04:07

"Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers" by Dr. Deborah Serani sets a launch date alongside Suicide Prevention Awareness Month to highlight the importance of identifying Pediatric Depression. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Studies show that children*, even babies**, experience depression. The clinical term is called Pediatric Depression, and rates are higher now than ever before. In the United States alone, evidence suggests that up to 1% of...

2013-09-10 16:25:13

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the increase in youth bullying, suicide and drug use, Girl Scouts are actively fighting to create change. Through a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness, Girl Scouts can earn a newly released patch for playing a positive role in their communities. Developed by International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), whose mission includes erasing the stigma of mental illness through public education, the Mental Health Awareness...

2013-09-10 12:29:04

Partners seek ideas to increase the demand and utilization of community-based and comprehensive mental health services for depression and anxiety in low-resource settings. NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists Without Borders, in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, today announced a $10,000 open innovation Challenge seeking ideas to increase awareness and utilization of mental health services for depression and anxiety disorders among patients in the developing...

Canadian Report Claims The World Is Becoming Happier
2013-09-10 10:35:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Given the current financial and political climate, it may be hard to believe that overall happiness is on the rise. This is the claim made by Canadian professor John F. Helliwell,  whose latest World Happiness Report details the corners of our globe where happiness prevails. This report, the second of its kind, has been released in the weeks leading up to the United Nations General Assembly as a way to judge a type of well-being...

2013-09-10 08:29:13

MASON, Ohio, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health, a personalized medicine company focused on pharmacogenomics for neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced the publication of a joint clinical study conducted by Assurex and Mayo Clinic which provides additional evidence for the effectiveness of the GeneSight pharmacogenomic test over the current method for selecting psychotropic medications. The study results were published on July 24, 2013 in Pharmacogenetics and...