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2010-09-10 08:00:00

Public-private collaboration forges next-generation partnerships to address major public-health threat in America WASHINGTON, Sept.

2010-08-24 12:07:00

INCLUDES BALLOON RELEASE, BUILDING DEDICATION: 2520 Troy Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 WILMINGTON, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey, the former U.S. Director of National Drug Control Policy, Dr.

2010-08-18 15:25:00

National experts offer insight on suicide as the third-leading cause of death for America's youths ages 15-24 SHEBOYGAN, Wisc., Aug.

2010-07-28 17:55:00

SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- September 2010 will be the 21st annual Recovery Month observance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

2010-07-07 14:14:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and other veterans cannot depend solely on the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) for mental health care--even though the civilian mental health care system is in crisis, according to the annual convention of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held this past week. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) (Logo:...

2010-06-22 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold its annual convention in Washington, D.C., July 1-3 and present its Distinguished Service Award to U.S. Rep.

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2010-06-18 06:20:00

According to a study by two governmental agencies, emergency room visits linked to prescription painkillers abuse have jumped 111 percent over a five-year period, a shocking increase that threatens the public health system in the United States.

2010-05-25 07:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a national survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) there are an estimated 9.8 million adults aged 18 or older living with serious mental illness.

2010-05-19 11:19:19

"While a move can represent a positive change, all moves involve some degree of loss," say Carol Podgorski from the University of Rochester in New York and colleagues in an article published this week in PLoS Medicine, and this can lead to heightened risk for suicidal behavior.

2010-05-12 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on Congress for greater scientific research, mental health grants to offset massive state budget cuts and an end to a backlog in the processing of Social Security disability claims. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI Executive Director Michael J.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.