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2014-04-25 23:08:11

Mother and son’s memoir breaks silence on Bipolar Disorder. Written in tandem, "Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness" chronicles a family’s journey through mental illness. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 "Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness," a memoir by novelist Kathy Brandt and her son, Max Maddox. aims to put a face on mental illness and tell their family's story of struggle and recovery. "Walks on the Margins"...

2014-04-24 15:01:11

In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In 2004, Dr Derrick Silove from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults (600 from a rural village and 422 from an urban...

2014-04-24 12:29:39

Innovative Program Offers Proven Techniques to Recognize and Respond to Mental Illness and Addiction WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council), along with leaders from veterans service organizations and fellow mental health advocates, today launched a new training program - Mental Health First Aid for Veterans - that offers participants a simple, proven combination of information and techniques to recognize and...

2014-04-23 16:22:07

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brandon Marshall Foundation, Starved Rock Harley-Davidson and Linden Oaks at Edward are teaming up in an effort to increase awareness of mental illness and raise funds for mental health treatment. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77803 The organizations are presenting the Brandon Marshall Mental Health Awareness Ride on Saturday, May 31. The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Linden Oaks Outpatient Center, 1335 N. Mill...

2014-04-22 23:02:25

Critically acclaimed actor and comedian to headline pre-conference address at 2014 conference in Orlando, FL. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 HMP Communications Holdings, LLC, a leader in healthcare communications and education, is proud to announce that Emmy-nominated actor, Jeffrey Tambor, will serve as their 2014 kickoff keynote speaker for the 27th annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress). A veteran of film, television, and the Broadway stage, Mr. Tambor...

No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And Crime
2014-04-21 12:39:59

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Are mental illness and crime linked? According to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, only 7.5 percent of all crimes were directly related to a serious mental disorder. In the analysis, researchers studied 429 crimes that were committed by 143 different offenders with three types of mental illness. Based on the results, the study authors stated that three percent of the crimes these individuals...

2014-04-17 23:13:09

As the leading organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) applauds the Congress for including in the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act” (PAMA; H.R. 4302) provisions that will improve delivery of behavioral health services, but expresses concern regarding sections that may be used to expand involuntary treatment. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 As the leading organization focused on growing and training the...

2014-04-17 23:08:02

The Paramus Stigma Free Zone is holding a Town Hall meeting to open a conversation on mental illness. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 To help raise awareness about mental illness within the community, the Paramus Stigma-Free Zone is holding a Town Hall Meeting: “Let’s Talk”. This is an opportunity for the community to get involved and become part of the solution to the mental health crisis. The Paramus Stigma-Free Zone task force operates on the premise that healthy communication...

2014-04-17 23:03:46

From bombings to stabbings to mass murders, violence is sometimes a byproduct of untreated mental illness. New book, A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer, details what can happen when symptoms are ignored. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 What would possess a quiet, 16-year-old boy to launch an unprovoked knife attack on his classmates, wounding 21 of them, some critically? Why would 25-year-old Kevin Edson commit a bomb hoax at the heavily guarded Boston...

2014-04-15 10:25:27

Diagnostic tool easily accessible and administered by lay people in South Africa Research on children orphaned by HIV/AIDS in South Africa may provide insight on how to identify and help children with emotional behavior issues in other areas of the world, which may have limited access to healthcare and further research that could lead to successful interventions. A report on the global AIDS epidemic published by the United Nations mentions that due to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which has...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.