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The NAMI Walk 2015 – Importance of advocacy
09-24-15 Category: Mental Health

On October 3rd, 2015, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is celebrating the 13th anniversary of NAMIWalks in Los Angeles, California. NAMIWalks is an event designed to raise awareness as well as resources to change public perception of those with mental illnesses while encourage them pursue treatment. Los Angeles is just one city hosting […]


The scourge of poverty, abuse and mental illness in Native American communities
09-23-15 Category: Mental Health

Experts have remarked on the 566 tribes living in the United States dealing with rampant poverty, suicide and drug problems, among other societal issues. Theresa M. Pouley, the chief judge of the Tulalip Tribal Court in Washington state and a member of the Indian Law and Order Commission, finds one-quarter of Native American children live […]


Depression vs. Anxiety

At first glance, depression and anxiety may seem at odds with each other. The former is typically a sedate form of mind while anxiety is busy, badgering the patient about worries and daily stressors. In reality, the two problems often present together. Rick Nauert, Ph.D., studies the biological basis of the two emotions. He cites […]


Equitable child care responsibilities can benefit relationships, study finds
09-23-15 Category: Mental Health

Taking care of a child is a full-time job, especially when done alone. Having a helpful partner eases the task and a recent study finds this scenario enhances the partnership in a few ways. Researchers from Georgia State University analyzed data from the 2006 Marital Relationship Study that gathered testimonies of 487 heterosexual couples. Scientists […]


The hidden “Upside” to PTSD
09-23-15 Category: Mental Health, PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most widely recognized mental disorders. More than 90 percent of people experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Over three quarters of men and women diagnosed with lifetime PTSD develop another co-morbid condition. “Bouncing back” from such a trauma often sounds incredulous in the field […]


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