This is a serious question, and the answer isn’t quite as simple as “yes” or “no.” However, the medical community is intrigued by the concept that with the right information and action, we might have the ability to lessen the impact of mental and emotional disorders and foster better health management for life. Are Disorders...Read More
In February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published data from a 2020 report on suicide. The information included an alarming statistic: suicide is currently the 12th leading cause of death in the U.S. Additionally, for the study period of 2000–2020, the suicide rate increased by 30 percent. Suicide prevention awareness campaigns are mobilizing...Read More
The impact of coronavirus is more than just physical or economical. Mentally and emotionally, most people feel the strain of the pandemic in numerous ways. The question now is, how do we heal from it, and where do we turn for help? COVID Simply Isn’t Over Yet As of this writing, there are nearly 30...Read More
How Does Stress Influence Addiction? Most people experience stress on some level and many experience it daily. It seems to be a part of our lives with jobs, families, and responsibilities that need to be taken care of. Sometimes there just does not seem to be enough hours in the day. One issue with stress...Read More
Psychosis refers to a break from reality. Drug-induced psychosis describes any episode of psychosis which is related to the abuse of a substance and can occur if a person takes too much of a certain drug or drinks too much alcohol. Substance-induced psychosis can also occur either if certain drugs are mixed together or with...Read More
The western world has undergone dramatic, revolutionary changes regarding drugs and addiction—specifically by way of placing greater emphasis on treating addiction rather than imprisoning those whose only real crime was developing this debilitating mental health disorder. In the United States, we have seen the damage done by draconian drug policies that disproportionately affect the lives...Read More
Some months ago, we covered a topic that many readers may have found disturbing. It dealt with the military and what is known as “bad paper.” That is, being discharged from the military under less than favorable circumstances, or dishonorable discharge. At the time, upwards of 10 percent of post-9/11 veterans were found to have...Read More
“Depression can be treated,” says the World Health Organization (WHO). “The first step is talking.” A message that the organization hopes will reach some 300 million people around the world battling this serious mental health disorder. On World Health Day (April 7, 2017) the goal this year is to encourage people to talk about depression,...Read More
In the wake of two Mideast wars, many Americans added a new acronym to their lexicon IED, which stands for improvised explosive device. Essentially, homemade bombs constructed in unconventional ways, typically hidden in debris along roadways to inflict unsuspected carnage. Many American servicemen and women have been maimed or lost their lives as a result...Read More
“I haven’t lost my mind, it lost me.” The sobering words of late sci-fi fantasy icon Carrie Fisher, better known around the world as Princess Leia, are chilling to say the least. While Fisher is best known for her cinnamon bun hairdos and brandishing laser blasters, she was also an advocate for mental health and...Read More
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