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2014-05-15 23:05:26

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has endorsed the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014, which focuses on improving the identification and treatment of service members who may experience mental health concerns. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has endorsed the bipartisan Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced the legislation...

2014-05-14 16:25:33

Student Films Recognized for Communicating Mental Health Awareness SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twelve films created by California high school and University of California (UC) students were announced as statewide winners in the second annual Directing Change Video Contest during a ceremony held yesterday afternoon as part of Mental Health Matters Day. The student video contest, sponsored by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), empowers young people...

2014-05-13 23:15:07

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors recognizes the exceptional leadership of Karen Farchaus Stein as she begins a 2 year extension of her contract, which will see her completing a full 10 years as Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (JAPNA) Editor-in-Chief. To assure that JAPNA will continue to enjoy strong editorial leadership, APNA is launching the search for a candidate to assume the position on January 1, 2016. Falls Church, VA...

2014-05-12 08:31:21

Funding to increase access to affordable therapy through new texting therapy service and iOS app NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current models of mental health therapy fail more than 60 percent of those in need of treatment. In fact, President Obama has called treating psychological illness "an extraordinary challenge in our society." At the National Conference on Mental Health in 2013, the president noted that more than 45 million people are diagnosed with mental health...

2014-05-09 23:10:15

A speaker known for frankness, sensitivity and humor, Mr. Stucker’s talk will center on how families and employers can help those with mental health challenges recover. NAMI Metro Baltimore is the local affiliate for the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Baltimore affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced it is hosting a lecture and discussion led by Virgil Stucker, founding Chairman...

2014-05-09 23:05:31

Entertainment Industries Council releases guiding principles for mental health and suicide prevention language and social media usage. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 The Entertainment Industries Council’s (EIC) TEAM Up (Tools for Entertainment and Media) has released first-of-its-kind Social Media Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention, a set of tools that assist people in safely and effectively talking about mental health and suicide-related issues via...

2014-05-09 16:24:10

May is Mental Health Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Department of Public Welfare (DPW) is hosting several events across the commonwealth to remind Pennsylvanians of the importance of awareness surrounding mental health. This year's theme is "Mind Your Health." "Pennsylvania is setting national standards for our innovative efforts to target various mental health disorders," DPW Secretary Beverly...

2014-05-09 12:24:28

NEW YORK, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 8th, the Child Mind Institute and Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer hosted a special Speak Up for Kids panel discussion at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, Taking a Leading Role: How Film and TV Can Change Kids' Lives. Participants included Mr. Grazer, Child Mind Institute president Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and playwright Jason Katims, Academy Award-nominated writer and director David...

Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings Of Bipolar Disorder Through Voice Analysis
2014-05-09 03:07:34

University of Michigan Health System A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University of Michigan team reports. While the app still needs much testing before widespread use, early results from a small group of patients show its potential to monitor moods while protecting privacy. The researchers hope the app will eventually give...

2014-05-09 08:26:27

In support of Women's Health Week, the National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health has organized a week-long social media 'May Campaign' LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Maternal Mental Health (http://www.mmhcoalition.com/), whose members represent non-profit organizations working to advance maternal mental health outcomes, is organizing a week-long social media campaign on Mother's Day called the "May Campaign." The Coalition's goal is to raise...


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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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