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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 23:12:02

The NBCC Foundation has awarded Maria Cicio of New Orleans, Louisiana, a 2014 military scholarship. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation military scholarship to Maria Cicio of New Orleans, Louisiana. The military scholarship is awarded to service members, veterans and spouses pursuing a counseling education who commit to serving fellow military personnel,...

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...

2014-04-17 23:03:16

NE Delta HSA returned to Oak Grove to connect citizens and services. Monroe, LA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA), which manages the operation of community-based programs that improve the quality of life of people with major mental illnesses, addictive disorders and developmental disabilities, conducted a Services for Citizens Fair with local providers in the Oak Grove community today. As promised at the West Carroll Town Hall meeting held in...

2014-04-17 16:27:23

Decision Comes at a Time of Critical Shortage for Mental Health Services in the State, According to the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when there is a critical shortage of mental health services and more than 40,000 patients a year are boarding in our state's hospital emergency departments for days and even weeks, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has announced plans to close its highly regarded, and...

2014-04-16 08:26:34

Buddhism-Themed Indie Film, Written/Directed by Gary T. McDonald and Produced by DKZ Films, Resonates with Diverse Bay Area Filmgoers LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "The Fourth Noble Truth" took home the coveted Audience Award for Best American Independent Film from the 17(th) Sonoma International Film Festival on April 6, 2014. The film stars Harry Hamlin (2013 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for "Mad Men") and Kristen Kerr ("Strictly...

2014-04-15 23:11:39

New Life House is excited to announce the launch of their new blog, Into The Heart of Addiction. They anticipate more interaction between New Life House parents, friends, graduates, and the recovery community at large, as they discuss solutions for living a purpose-filled life substance free. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 “I am very happy that we are able to reach our recovery community through our new blog, Into The Heart of Addiction. New Life House has always valued being...

2014-04-13 23:00:24

DMG Productions explores advancements in therapeutic outdoor adventures. St. George, UT (PRWEB) April 13, 2014 Expedition Therapy announced that it will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr., airing later this year 2014, via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. Expedition Therapy is an exciting, challenging therapeutic outdoor adventure experience designed for young adults, age 18 and up, who want to move forward in life. Innovations will explore...

2014-04-11 23:04:06

Licensed Professional Counselors provide mental health and substance abuse care to millions of Americans. Cranford, N.J. (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The New Jersey Counseling Association today announced that April is Counseling Awareness Month. Roughly one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, and about one in five Americans experience a mood disorder such as depression at some point in the course of their life, according to the American Counseling...


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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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