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2014-05-31 23:01:15

Ce-Classes.com announces the deployment for the new required renewal course for Licensed Florida therapists. This course is available online 24 hours a day. (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Ce-Classes.com has announced that they are now offering a new continuing education course. The course is required for renewal; Florida Laws & Rules Renewal Course for Social Workers, Counselors and Family Therapists licensed in Florida under Chapter 491. The course has been created in response to new...

2014-05-30 23:05:32

Dr. Erik Peper, BFE President, has just confirmed that the next BFE conference is set to take place in Rome, Italy from March 23-28, 2015. World leaders in biofeedback will assemble to offer 5-days of workshops in English and Italian with top international experts in neurofeedback and biofeedback. London, England (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The BFE Annual Meeting is an interdisciplinary biofeedback conference to nurture communication and education between specialists from different disciplines....

2014-05-28 23:15:12

May is Mental Health Month and what better time to acquaint readers with Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. These centers offer education, support and, perhaps most importantly, hope to those afflicted with serious mental illness. Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 On May 23, 2014 KYStars for Mental Health presented a day long conference highlighting key components of Kentucky’s 8 Peer Operated Centers, or POCs. So what are POCs and peer specialists? The website for SAMSHA, a...

2014-05-28 23:11:52

Mental Health Plays a Critical Role in Risk of Mortality and Chronic Disease Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Few people will be thinking about heart disease, diabetes or other chronic “physical” conditions in connection with Mental Health Awareness Month — observed each May — but a variety of studies show they should. Research indicates that the cost of treating chronic conditions doubles when a comorbid mental health condition exists. For example, having a mental illness...

2014-05-28 23:02:17

AltaPointe Health Systems wants to train you to spot the signs of a mental health crisis and teach you what to do. AltaPointe's next training session is May 29. Mobile, Ala. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 AltaPointe Health Systems is offering Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training courses that can teach you how to spot the signs of someone experiencing a mental health crisis and the steps to take to help. The public is invited to register at AltaPointe.org. "I think everyone should take a...

2014-05-28 00:21:29

ARLINGTON, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement about the May 23 tragedy in Santa Barbara: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the sadness of other Americans over the Santa Barbara tragedy and extends our sympathy to the families of all who were killed or wounded. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families affected by mental...

2014-05-27 16:25:00

A comprehensive public health approach to violence reduction is needed WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) grieves for the tragedy that occurred in Isla Vista, California, on May 23. Our hearts go out to the victims' families, and all who have been impacted in the community and across the country. All Americans are traumatized by the string of mass shootings that have gripped this country, and rightly want...

2014-05-27 12:32:11

At Home/Chez Soi program achieving real results, say Canada's mental health leaders MONCTON, NB, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - New research findings were released today in Moncton by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that underscore the clear effectiveness of the Housing First approach to ending homelessness amongst people with mental illness who live in small cities and rural areas. "The universal success of Housing First across all At Home/Chez Soi sites is telling us that we've hit on...

2014-05-26 23:04:31

In two upcoming workshop for health professionals in June and 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) May 26, 2014 From June 2-6, 2014 and from Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014, Drs. Lynda and Michael Thompson will be presenting a workshop on...

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2014-05-24 06:13:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great deal of research and marketing has gone into understanding exactly how smoking changes your life expectancy. The outcomes from heavy smoking are bleak, and most people are well aware of these facts. Recently, a team of scientists from Oxford University decided to compare the mortality rates of heavy smoking with those of some of the more common mental illnesses, and the results were surprising. On average, the study found...


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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 spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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