Sovereign Health Team, Author at Sovereign Health Group
Learning transcendental meditation helped me cope with anxiety, says Kendall Jenner

Lying in the lap of luxury with millions of dollars at one’s disposal or having a famous name with an unending fan list may often be viewed as synonymous to a “great life,” but that alone doesn’t ensure happiness. The wealthy, the glamorous, and the famous are in no way immune to mental health problems. […]

Despite opposition, bill to allow California bars to extend closing time gets closer to reality

A new bill that would allow bars in California to extend their closing time to 4 a.m. has cleared initial hurdles in the state Senate. Sponsored by Senator Scott Wiener of San Francisco, the legislation – SB 905 – has been forwarded to the California Senate’s Appropriations Committee after being approved by the Senate Governmental […]

California’s tax on wealthy helping people with mental disorders, finds report

The state tax on millionaires has proved to be beneficial for several mental health programs in California’s Los Angeles County. The use of tax money has helped lower rates of imprisonment, hospitalization and homelessness, said a new report released by the Rand Corporation on March 13, 2018. “Our results are encouraging about the impact these […]

Shia LaBeouf speaks about his struggles with PTSD
03-15-18 Category: Psychological Trauma

Any traumatic experience in life can rock an individual to the core. For individuals who endure such misery, the world doesn’t remain a safe place any longer. In fact, the world becomes a place where nasty things can often take place. Significantly, anybody who has witnessed something shocking, dangerous or traumatic could continue to have […]

US Navy launches study to determine if surfing can alleviate PTSD symptoms
03-15-18 Category: Therapy, Trauma

The sound of the waves has long been associated with soothing one’s mind. But there isn’t sufficient scientific evidence to support this claim. Now, the Navy has launched a $1 million research project to find out if surfing has any therapeutic benefits which could be harnessed to treat military personnel struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder […]

UN warns member states against legalization of recreational marijuana
03-14-18 Category: Marijuana

The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) has expressed concern over the widespread legalization of recreational marijuana in many countries. In its 2017 annual report, the INCB has warned its member countries that have legalized marijuana, saying it is a clear violation of the UN’s 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. The INCB, which […]

Role of urine test in contingency management therapy
03-12-18 Category: Drug Abuse, Treatment

Contingency management, a behavioral therapy used for treating substance abuse, encourages behavioral changes like abstinence from alcohol and drugs by providing stimulus like control and positive reinforcement to meet the treatment goals. To reinforce abstinence from addictive substances, various drug-screening procedures are used and the goal is to detect all the instances of target drug. […]

NYC’s first lady and Sacramento Mayor discuss mental health initiatives

In a recent meeting of the Center for American Progress (CAP), New York City’s first lady Chirlane McCray and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg discussed several strategies to boost mental health care in the real world. McCray, wife of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, spoke about how mental health problems affected her family, especially her daughter […]

VA comes up with new initiative to help veterans with mental illness

After having fought in multiple wars during different eras to protect the nation, American veterans often struggle with a variety of emotional and behavioral health problems and most of them fail to receive the required treatment due to cracks in the system. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), approximately 20 veterans commit suicide […]

Opioid overdoses up by 30 percent as US drug crisis deteriorates
03-08-18 Category: Opioid

The opioid crisis is getting worse in the United States, with the latest data showing a big jump in emergency room (ER) visits due to overdoses. According to the latest report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of opioid overdoses in the country rose by approximately 30 percent in 2017, […]