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2014-06-11 10:29:20

Concordia University Project led by Concordia University helps families cope with mental illness Bipolar disorder (BD) is among the 10 most burdensome medical conditions, according to the World Health Organization. The disorder is known for its dramatic highs of extreme euphoria, racing thoughts and decreased need for sleep, as well as its profound lows of sadness and despair. Because it is also associated with a heightened risk of suicide, substance abuse, hypersexuality, familial...

2014-06-05 23:02:49

Motivated by his brother’s schizophrenia, Calgary DJ wants to increase awareness of mental health and other social issues. In order to raise this capital, Oglestone has launched an Indiegogo campaign. (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Collin Oglestone has a plan to raise awareness of mental illness through music, dance and art. Oglestone, a DJ and music producer from Calgary, is raising funds to build The Music Box, a mobile dance studio and art gallery. He wants to purchase an old army cargo...

2014-06-04 15:16:22

The Lancet New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The results come from a unique study, led by Dr Seena Fazel, at Oxford University, UK, which analyses long-term adverse outcomes – including conviction for a violent crime (such as homicide or bodily harm) premature death (before the age of 56), and death by...

2014-06-04 08:33:16

HOUSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meehl Foundation is offering a free SPECT image to any conference attendee or family member attending the Amen Brain Body turnaround, who then chooses to break the cycle of suffering by enrolling in the Meehl Foundation 90-day DBT residential treatment program. Diagnosable Mental and Physical Illness in the United States is climbing at an alarming rate. Our thoughts plus our emotions equal our behaviors. Receiving a correct diagnosis is...

2014-06-03 23:14:35

Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, has teamed up with Joi Hall of Empowered by Joi and the Youth Eating Disorder Awareness, to appear at the Dying to Be Thin Red Carpet Gala in Beverly Hills on June 27. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded study in 2011, 3% of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder, but most do not receive treatment for their condition. Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, who will be appearing at...

2014-06-03 23:13:02

The National Alliance on Mental Illness receives a vote of confidence from Cuddigan Law, which has reaffirmed its support for an upcoming fundraiser. Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The members of Cuddigan Law, P.C., L.L.O. are reaffirming their commitment to mental health sufferers nationwide by renewing their sponsorship of the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks fundraiser on June 14. The nationwide NAMI Walks help raise awareness of the many forms of mental...

2014-06-03 12:40:19

HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Hermann recently opened the first of four Mental Health Crisis Clinics in an effort to respond to the significant gap in mental and behavioral health services in Harris and surrounding counties. This initiative is a project under the State of Texas' Medicaid 1115 Waiver - Texas Health Care Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Collaborative. "These Crisis Clinics serve as a long-term solution addressing the lack of...

2014-06-02 12:28:21

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. A team of scientists from The Douglas Mental Health University Institute and from McGill University has been studying women who were pregnant during the January 1998 Quebec ice storm since June of that year and observing effects of their stress on their children's development (Project Ice Storm).The team examined...

BRAIN Initiative Gains Momentum In Anxiety, Depression Research
2014-05-29 13:24:31

[ Watch the Video: Untangling The Brain Circuits In Mental Illness ] Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Just over a year ago, the White House announced a new initiative aimed at gaining a broader understanding of how the human brain works. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative will present new and novel ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain...

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...


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