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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...

2014-05-28 23:11:52

Mental Health Plays a Critical Role in Risk of Mortality and Chronic Disease Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Few people will be thinking about heart disease, diabetes or other chronic “physical” conditions in connection with Mental Health Awareness Month — observed each May — but a variety of studies show they should. Research indicates that the cost of treating chronic conditions doubles when a comorbid mental health condition exists. For example, having a mental illness...

2014-05-28 23:02:17

AltaPointe Health Systems wants to train you to spot the signs of a mental health crisis and teach you what to do. AltaPointe's next training session is May 29. Mobile, Ala. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 AltaPointe Health Systems is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses that can teach you how to spot the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis and the steps to take to help. The public is invited to register at AltaPointe.org. "I think everyone should take a...

2014-05-28 00:21:29

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the sadness of other Americans over the Santa Barbara tragedy and extends our sympathy to the families of all who were killed or wounded. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families affected by mental...

2014-05-27 16:25:00

A comprehensive public health approach to violence reduction is needed WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) grieves for the tragedy that occurred in Isla Vista, California, on May 23. Our hearts go out to the victims' families, and all who have been impacted in the community and across the country. All Americans are traumatized by the string of mass shootings that have gripped this country, and rightly want...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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