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2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-06 23:12:50

Knowing the signs and symptoms of severe mental illness can lead to early intervention, which can save lives. New book, “A Voice out of Nowhere,” chronicles one tragedy that could have been prevented. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 When Bruce Blackman slaughtered six members of his family, he didn’t do it out of rage or revenge. The 22-year-old had no history of violence but had been exhibiting bizarre behavior for several months before he shot and killed his mother, father,...

2014-05-06 16:32:18

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to the findings, nearly 8 percent of older adolescents (ages 16 to 17) with co-occurring...

2014-05-06 16:31:50

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recognized Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for speaking out about her experience with depression and substance use, and encouraging young people in similar situations to seek help. de Blasio received the special recognition award at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Children's Mental Health...

2014-05-05 12:28:58

Tell Us How You Really Feel CMHA wants to know, "Are you phine or fine?" TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - To mark the beginning of its 63(rd) Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is launching its Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, "Are you phine or fine?" By defining "Phine" as, "saying you're fine when you...

2014-05-02 23:05:36

CarePlus designs SHARE campaign to help educate the public on signs and symptoms of mental illness. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Northern New Jersey integrated mental health care organization Care Plus NJ, Inc. (“CarePlus”) released a public service piece titled “SHARE” to help educate the public on signs and symptoms of mental illness. CarePlus has developed the SHARE™ campaign as a companion piece to last year’s AWARE™ campaign. It is designed to help...

2014-04-30 23:24:06

Teen blogging community, StageofLife.com, polled over 5,100 junior high, high school, and college students about mental illness as part of its international writing contest that asked the question, “How has mental illness impacted your life?” New statistics about teens and mental illness were announced along with 12 essay finalists. York, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 To understand the relationship between teens and mental illness, StageofLife.com asked thousands of high school and...

2014-04-30 23:24:01

The Editorial Board of Living with a Disability, a full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest, has published a must-read new article to mark National Stress Awareness month. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 To mark National Stress Awareness Month, which occurs every April, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article on the serious – yet not well...

2014-04-30 23:21:33

Recent public shootings leave families reeling, struggling to cope with loss. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 April has been a difficult month for many in the United States, as the public is left reeling in the aftermath of two shootings. At least six people were killed and many more injured in unrelated incidents at Fort Hood, Texas, and a Jewish community center in Kansas City. The Sylvia Brafman mental health facility reminds everyone that it isn’t necessary to be...

2014-04-30 23:06:23

Recent shootings raise questions about mental illness and violence. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman encourages everyone to regularly take stock of their mental health. With recent news events such as the shootings in Fort Hood and Kansas City raising questions about mental illness and violence, it’s a good time to talk about mental health.     “First, it’s important to note that mental illness does not...


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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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