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2014-04-08 12:31:58

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental health activists in eight states are organizing to proclaim Sunday, May 4, 2014, National Mental Health and Dignity Day, as part of the annual celebration of Mental Health Month. Using social media and grassroots organizing, they are encouraging their peers around the country to organize events on this day, and asking City and State governments to recognize May 4 as an official day of observance. They are coming together to...

2014-04-07 23:27:02

Child and adolescent specialist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco brings more than 25 years of experience to Morris Psychological Group. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Morris Psychological Group is pleased to announce that clinical psychologist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco has joined the practice. Dr. Walco brings more than 25 years of experience treating a variety of mental health issues with a particular specialty in working with children and adolescents. “We are thrilled to have Dr....

2014-04-04 23:31:50

AltaPointe begins a new and exciting era. While the southwest region of Alabama now has a better and broader-based system in place to provide increased more accessible behavioral healthcare services for people living with mental illness. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The merger of AltaPointe Health Systems and Baldwin County Mental Health (BCMH) became official, April 1, 2014, with the approval of the Mobile City Council during its regular meeting. “AltaPointe began a new and...

2014-04-04 23:29:52

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is offering services to anyone affected by the shootings at Fort Hood. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization providing mental health services, at no-cost, to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their...

2014-04-04 12:28:02

ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the nation's sadness over Wednesday's tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families, including military service members and veterans, who have had their lives deeply affected by mental illness. We extend our...

2014-04-03 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- The discrimination and stigma surrounding mental health challenges along with a troubling history of medically sanctioned treatments are no secret. Today, for someone with a psychiatric diagnosis -- such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar or ADHD -- the standard treatment is psychotropic medications that are always doctor-ordered and sometimes court-mandated. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140403/PH97564...

2014-04-03 08:27:14

ARDMORE, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Dec 11, 2013 the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) sponsored a change.org petition that has been signed by over 8,100 people. The petition charges that Wikipedia's information about holistic approaches to healing such as Emotional Freedom Techniques is biased, misleading, out-of-date or wrong, preventing the public from getting accurate information. Furthermore, ACEP believes the editors responsible for these...

2014-04-02 23:24:54

Expansion of partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford delivers Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) program. Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Relias Learning, the online leader in specialized staff training, has expanded their partnership with Hazelden Publishing, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, to provide Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT), the only interactive, online training program designed to help addiction treatment and mental health professionals develop the skills to...

2014-04-02 23:01:11

Irina Firstein, LCSW Announces Expanded Hours Of Business (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Irina Firstein, one of NYC’s premier couples therapist, is pleased to announce new expanded hours of business. Prospective individuals interested in getting therapy, can call 212-953-1388, in order to get assistance. In order to learn more, individuals are encouraged to visit: http://www.nyccouplestherapists.com/. About Irina Firstein Irina Firstein is one of NYC’s top couples, and individuals,...

2014-04-02 12:31:03

Industry Leaders Come Together to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW) today announced the launch of the Stamp Out Stigma initiative, aimed at reaching more than 1,000,000 people in 2014 in order to change perceptions and reduce the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders. The Stamp Out Stigma campaign will encourage people to take the Stamp...


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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
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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