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Posts Tagged ‘Mental health’

By On August 8th, 2017

Sinead O’Connor reveals a harsh truth about mental illness

The loss of two popular public figures in recent months has shone a spotlight on the risks of mental illness. Following the deaths of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, there was a massive outpouring of support and encouragement for those with mental illness to be unafraid to seek help and…


By On May 31st, 2017

Mental Health by the Numbers

With changes in store for the Affordable Care Act and the possible elimination or reduction of benefits for mental health and substance use disorders, it is vital to take a look at the current status of American healthcare. Do we currently have enough resources to serve people living with mental health and substance use disorders?…


By On March 30th, 2017

Depression Is Now The Leading Cause of Illness and Disability Around The World

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a “wake-up call” this week, saying depression is now the leading cause of illness and disability around the world. In ten years (from 2005 to 2015) worldwide depression rates surged 18 percent, now affecting more than 300 million people globally. However, approximately half never receive the treatment they need…


By On September 20th, 2016

Almost 10 Million Adults Considered Suicide In The Past Year

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and a recent report from federal health officials emphasizes how important suicide prevention really is. According to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), suicide rates are at historically high levels, jumping 27 percent since 2000. The report also shows that nearly 10 million…


By On September 16th, 2015

21st Annual Zarrow Symposium: Integrating Healthcare

Every September, the Zarrow Symposium is one of the highlights of my year.  This year is no exception with the timely theme of “Integrating Healthcare: Mind, Body & Spirit.”  I have the honor of working on the planning committee for this symposium, and we work throughout the entire year to put it together.  The Mental…


By On August 18th, 2015

Study Claims Fish Oil Can Prevent Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders

Fish oil has been said to have numerous uses ranging from aiding in recovery from severe brain injury to improving general health, with varying levels of effectiveness. However, a new scientific study published in Nature Communications suggests fish oil may be particularly effective in preventing mental health issues later in life. In what is said…

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