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2014-09-24 23:07:40

Keeping it simple when it comes to mental health HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Author Connie Robichaud is fighting hard to combat the stigma of mental illness, while positively affecting issues like relationships, weight, bullying and self-confidence. Her new book “Keep It Simple, Spirit,” helps readers achieve greater inner peace by sharing practical methods for coping with emotions such as grief, fear and anger. This self-help guide can assist readers all over the...

2014-09-23 23:05:24

Mediaplanet announces distribution of its fourth cross-platform edition of Mental Health, which aims to dismantle the stigmas and discrimination associated with mental illness and, ultimately, educate and empower Canadians to take control of their own mental health wellness. The campaign will act as a go-to resource guide for Ontarians, providing information on the support and services available for those affected by mental health issues throughout the province. (PRWEB) September 23, 2014...

2014-09-16 23:05:48

Our treatment laws are too often still outdated and ineffective, said the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Despite some progress at the state and federal levels in the year since the Navy Yard mass killing left 12 dead and 3 wounded, much more change is needed if the nation is to reduce the impacts of untreated severe mental illness on its families and communities, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. "There is no question the cascade of...

2014-09-16 12:31:18

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Memorial Hospital is using September's National Recovery Month to announce it is enhancing addiction treatment services at its Brown Deer, Kenosha, Madison and Oconomowoc locations. Rogers will expand its "dual diagnosis" services to address not only addictive disorders but also psychiatric disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and psychological trauma, which often co-occur with...

Schizophrenia genetics
2014-09-16 07:21:57

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own unique set of symptoms, according to new research published online Monday in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, one of the senior investigators of the study as well as a professor of psychiatry and genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues believe their...

2014-09-09 23:00:44

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Factitious Disorders: Fantasies and Facts (Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy), to their library of over 95 online CE courses for mental health professionals and allied healthcare providers. This online CE course reviews Baron Von Munchhausen, the man and the myth, along with the psychological phenomenon of the Munchausen disorders, exploring the unique clinical and forensic issues related to working with...

stress
2014-09-08 05:06:09

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We live in a world that is constantly on the move. We have things stimulating us all of the time, often leading to overstimulation. We work more and more, and because of technology, often bring that work everywhere, and I do mean everywhere, with us. It is no wonder many people experience stress and stress-related disorders. As the National Institute of Mental Health defines, “Stress can be defined as the brain's response to any...

2014-09-04 23:11:13

National mental health and suicide expert, Lucinda Bassett, highlights the shortcomings of the US healthcare system for those struggling with mental illness, and why she believes greater access to inpatient treatment is a key for long-term recovery and suicide prevention in the wake of Robin Williams' death. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Following the recent suicide of actor Robin Williams, national mental health expert...

2014-08-28 23:12:35

Media coverage of celebrity suicide can sometimes lead to an increase in suicidal acts. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 A leading Florida mental health program is raising awareness about the possibility of suicide contagion as a result of media coverage surrounding Robin Williams’ death. When celebrity suicides make headlines, there is an increased risk of ‘copycat suicides’ among the general public. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center stresses that the focus...

2014-08-27 23:05:59

Making medications affordable can help lower the mortality rate of mental illnesses like depression or bi-polar disorder. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Many patients believe mental illness is not life threatening. The reality is that depression has a mortality rate of about 15%. The suicide rate for those with bi-polar disorder is slightly less, though it's offset by an alarming homicide rate (including attempted homicide) of roughly 7%. In order to properly treat and manage...


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