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2014-01-02 12:22:39

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Jan. 3, households across the nation are encouraged to make room for a fresh start in the new year with National Fruitcake Toss Day, the official time to purge the pantry of unsavory holiday confections. Though initially created as a lighthearted observance, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is using National Fruitcake Toss Day to bring awareness to the language we...

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2014-01-02 08:29:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Southern California has revealed that people diagnosed with a severe psychiatric illnesses are more likely to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol and use drugs than people without a severe mental condition. According to a report of the study in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers say the finding was important since people with mental illness tending to die at younger ages...

2013-12-30 23:22:31

Mental health center works to break frustrating trend of low insurance acceptance rates among psychiatrists. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 JAMA Psychiatry recently released a study indicating that a significantly lower percentage of psychiatrists accept insurance than physicians in other specialties. This represents a major stumbling block in making mental health care more accessible, even with the implementation of new policies like the Affordable Care Act. The Sylvia...

2013-12-26 23:03:16

New program guidelines give parents and caregivers a road map to identifying signs and symptoms of teen eating disorders, and a proven set of treatment modalities that work. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 Eight million Americans, according to Statistic Brain, suffer from an eating disorder, with 95 percent of those affected falling between the ages of 12 and 25. Fifty percent of girls between the ages of 11 and 13 believe they are overweight and 42 percent of girls in first through...

2013-12-20 23:21:03

The Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone released a new website to expand their mission on ending the stigma of mental illness. The website can be used to view events, updates, and relevant content. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 On November 25th, the Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone, a community based initiative, officially launched a website to expand on the mission of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. The new website, paramusstigmafree.org, was created as a way to help spread...

2013-12-19 23:21:37

The Generation Next Competition recognizes California college students studying film and television, journalism and social media for their presentations of fictional and real stories related to mental health issues among underserved people. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 As student submissions grow, the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc. (EIC) is pleased to announce that it has extended its deadline for the Generation Next Competition and allow additional film and...

2013-12-18 09:48:26

Many children with intellectual disability or lower functioning autism spectrum disorders, particularly those in low and middle income countries, do not receive psychosocial treatment interventions for their condition. If non-specialists were able to deliver such care, more children may be able to receive treatment. In this week's PLOS Medicine, Brian Reichow (Yale Child Study Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, US) and colleagues from the World Health Organization conducted a...

2013-12-12 23:24:57

There are concerns as to whether the present mental health care system, both public and private organizations, can handle the anticipated increase of patients who can now receive treatment. Both public and private organizations have been exposed to liability when a mentally ill person—connected to the organization as a patient—committed a violent crime that resulted in a lawsuit. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Historically millions of Americans with disorders related to...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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