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2014-09-05 20:21:05

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Mind Matters: California's Mental Health Movement is uniting Californians across the state to increase awareness that suicide is preventable and put tools to prevent suicide within reach during the 40(th) Annual Suicide Prevention Week, September 8(th) to 14(th), 2014. Each Mind Matters offers Californians the tools to support Suicide Prevention Week throughout the entire month of September: -- Across California, many local...

2014-09-04 23:12:50

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association honors ten psychiatric-mental health nurses for excellence in mental health care and wellness promotion. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 APNA Annual Awards. Each year, the recipients are nominated by colleagues and selected by a committee of their peers. This year’s awards recipients will be recognized in person at the APNA 28th...

2014-09-04 23:11:13

National mental health and suicide expert, Lucinda Bassett, highlights the shortcomings of the US healthcare system for those struggling with mental illness, and why she believes greater access to inpatient treatment is a key for long-term recovery and suicide prevention in the wake of Robin Williams' death. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Following the recent suicide of actor Robin Williams, national mental health expert...

2014-09-03 23:13:07

Morris Psychological Group Announces Free Screenings for Depression on October 9th at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Morris Psychological Group, PA announces they will be offering free screenings for depression on October 9, 2014 from 4:30-8:30 at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall (Macy’s Court). More than 1,000 organizations nationwide will be hosting National Depression Screening Day events including hospitals, colleges and military installations....

2014-09-03 23:12:12

Results of Study Shows Breakthrough’s Online Psychotherapy is as Effective as Face-to-Face Therapy Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Breakthrough Behavioral, the nation’s leader in online mental health care with more than five million members, today released a white paper announcing positive outcomes for online video counseling services. The study was conducted over a 12-month period by Center for Clinical Informatics, and reveals that online therapy is not only as effective...

2014-09-03 12:30:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare's Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services was awarded a $4 million grant for Project LAUNCH (Linking Action for Unmet Needs in Children's Health), an integrated plan to promote the wellness of young children, ages birth to 8. The grant, which will award $800,000 annually for 5 years, will enable Pennsylvania to create and implement a plan to address physical, cognitive, social, emotional...

2014-08-29 23:11:19

In an upcoming workshop for health professionals in September, Toronto doctors Lynda and Michael Thompson will share their expertise in the field of neurofeedback. The use of neurofeedback has gained in popularity in recent years and in 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics rated it as a level 1 treatment for ADHD. London, England (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 From Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014, Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson will be presenting a workshop on Neurofeedback Fundamentals in beautiful...

2014-08-28 23:15:25

Run/Walk to Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health Includes $1500 Prize Purse for Top Finishers Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to Leiper’s Fork for the fourth straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the community at large...

2014-08-28 23:15:14

In response to the recent death of Robin Williams, grief expert, Edy Nathan MA, LCSW, discusses the trap of depression and how sufferers can potentially battle the disease. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 In the weeks after the untimely death of actor and comedian Robin Williams, world renowned grief expert made a statement on the overwhelming nature of untreated depression. Nathan points out that therapeutic assistance is necessary to help individuals realize that there is a...

2014-08-28 23:14:36

With incidents of self-harm on the rise, social media networks are facing pressure to prevent graphic images that trigger the disease. However, clinical psychologist Joanne J. Wendt says help for self-injury lies closer to home. San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Therapists who treat self-harm patients have been in the news recently, asking social media sites such as YouTube and Tumblr to do a better job of policing images on their platforms that encourage self-harm. However,...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.