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2014-06-06 23:00:26

‘Out of the Darkness’ expresses experience with Bipolar disorder, shares hope for others so-afflicted. Boca Raton, Fla. (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 Author Timothy Mahfood spent many years of his young life in the dark. Not a literal darkness due to lack of sight, a darkness of depression due to Bipolar disorder. He commends his grandfather for inspiring him to come out of the darkness of his illness and now hopes to pass his grandfather’s coaching words on to others. The new book, “Out...

2014-06-05 23:10:22

The Single State Authority for the state of Missouri Department of Mental Health is honored by Planning Partners, including Entertainment Industries Council and National Association for the Children of Alcoholics, for outstanding leadership in expanding support for addiction recovery, in strengthening Recovery Month's impact, and in promoting systemic change to foster recovery within the state. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Seventh Annual Ramstad/Kennedy award for...

2014-06-05 23:05:26

The longstanding, multi-location organization is dedicated to providing an expansive array of mental health and substance abuse services, and has expanded to serve the growing needs of the Charles County community. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Walden has begun offering services to accommodate patients in Charles County, Maryland. The organization has been operational in St. Mary’s County for over 40 years, and has since branched out to make its comprehensive mental health and substance abuse...

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 23:00:19

Lee Thayer's new book reveals ways to maintain health of the mind, which directly affects our lives. North Carolina (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Author Dr. Lee Thayer posts a remarkable question that goes, “If the greatest gains in human health and longevity came not from medical “science” but from sanitation and hygiene, why might this not also be the case with our waning mental health and longevity?” Through his book, propelled by his research, Thayer answers his question in the...

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 12:30:26

OTTAWA, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leaders are playing in the sand to make a better life for the next generation. In an effort to raise awareness about The Sandbox Project, several Canadian MPs, media personalities, NGOs and business leaders were building sand castles in the world's largest sandbox on Sparks Street in Ottawa on Wednesday. "With a specific focus on injury prevention, mental health, growing healthy bodies and the environment, The Sandbox Project is working hard to improve...

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...


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Acrophobia
2013-10-21 09:15:37

Acrophobia, derived from the Greek: ákron, meaning "peak, summit, edge”, is an intense, irrational fear of heights. This is a somewhat common fear; between 2 and 5 percent of the general population suffer from a fear of heights, and twice the number of sufferers are female. Like most phobias, Acrophobia is generally attributed to a traumatic incident involving heights; however, recent studies have questioned this theory, due to the prevalence of this phobia. Some studies have suggested...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'