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2014-07-14 12:27:34

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is significant interest and need in mental health services among people who identify as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority, data from Mental Health America's new online screening site show. Responses of individuals from racial and ethnic minorities indicate that they are more likely than whites to report that they would monitor their health by taking screens regularly....

2014-07-11 23:04:11

Can you leave it behind? Author Roger Grainger looks at the stigma of mental illness Leeds, England (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness from the perspectives of a patient and later as a member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an intimate look at issues usually only discussed among medical professionals in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the United Kingdom will experience some kind...

2014-07-10 23:12:07

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA). This new relationship will allow TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to LPCA members,...

2014-07-10 12:31:11

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists from Rogers Memorial Hospital will participate in the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) 21st Annual OCD Conference, which takes place July 18-20 in Los Angeles, Calif. Among the experts participating will be Bradley C. Riemann, Ph.D., clinical director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Center and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services; Stephanie Eken, M.D., FAAP, medical director of the Child Center; and...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-10 08:28:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the best steps in recovery from mental illness is a job, but the national unemployment rate for individuals receiving public mental health services is approximately 80 percent, according to a report issued by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO The states with the five highest levels of unemployed persons in the public mental health care system are: -- Maine...

2014-07-09 23:12:30

Zoe, a teen resident of Eagle Village, reached the monumental "heart stage" recently, an accomplishment residents strive for as they progress through treatment. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 Heart stage recognizes a leap forward in healing, personal responsibility and good decision-making for youth at Eagle Village. It signifies an open heart allowing hope for a brighter future and freedom from the trauma and personal struggles that led them to be there. Heart Stage means...

2014-07-08 23:12:30

MacPhee discusses the mission to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Wayne, PA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 BetterWorldians Radio today announced that John MacPhee, Executive Director of The Jed Foundation, was a guest on the weekly Internet radio show. BetterWorldians Radio inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place. The show featuring MacPhee aired on Thursday, July 3rd and is now available via podcast on the VoiceAmerica...

2014-07-08 23:12:03

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) 28th Annual Conference will offer attendees the opportunity to earn more than 130 continuing nursing education contact hours through scientific and educational sessions, symposia, interactive panels, and posters tailored for psychiatric-mental health nurses. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association's 28th Annual Conference will be held October 22-25, 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in...

2014-07-08 23:09:35

CarePlus has received word from the Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services that they are now a provisionally Certified Behavioral Health Home. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) received word from the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) that they are now a provisionally Certified Behavioral Health Home—the first of its kind in the State of...


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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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