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“I can’t take it any longer,” she screamed, waking up in the middle of the night. Several years of abuse by her boyfriend, leading to the inevitable breakup, had taken a heavy toll on her. Experiencing feelings of anger, loss, confusion, and betrayal were overwhelmingly painful for her. It was tough to even imagine that […]

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Growing old is an inevitable process. In the last decade, it has been noticed that people around the world are maturing faster than ever. This is evident from the World Health Organization (WHO), figures predicting a potential rise in the global population aged above 60 years, from 12 percent to 22 percent between 2015 and […]

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Out of the estimated 38.6 million people experiencing two most common mental disorders – anxiety and depression – almost 19 percent were handed a minimum of two prescriptions for opioids during a given year, a recent study conducted jointly by the researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and University of Michigan has found. Brian Sites, the […]

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“#SayHerName” and “Charleena’s Life Matters” read some of the placards, which protesters held in their hands as they expressed anguish over the shocking death of Charleena Lyles outside her apartment in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of northeast Seattle. Irate family members, friends and community activists demanded justice for Lyles, a 30-year-old African-American […]

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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reports that post-traumatic stress symptoms can emerge or re-emerge later in life as the aging process could have an adverse impact on preexisting mental health ailments or trigger the development of new disorders. Studies suggest that around 15 percent of senior adults may experience and struggle with […]

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The nomination of Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz by President Donald Trump as the first ever assistant secretary of mental health and substance abuse to help overhaul the system has exposed longstanding rifts within the field. People opposing the nomination of McCance-Katz, a promotor of hospital and drug treatment for psychiatric disorders, have argued that the ongoing […]

high cost of not treating mental illness
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Between 2009 and 2011, states cumulatively cut more than $1.8 billion from their budgets for services for children and adults living with mental illness. However, untreated mental illnesses in the U.S. cost more than $100 billion a year in lost productivity alone. When one examines the full picture of mental health, failing to treat mental […]

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Quick question: Do you know basic first aid? Most people can’t set fractures, perform CPR or even provide the Heimlich maneuver, but they know enough to do basic first aid, like elevate bleeding injuries above the heart or put ice on a sprain. A Good Samaritan stops the bleeding, talks to the person if it’s […]

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According to the United States Census Bureau, California has a population of 38,802,500. Who can resist the year-round sunny weather, mountains and beautiful beaches? The sunshine state, however, is not just full of blondes in bikinis and surfers. There is dark side to the sunny state, and it comes in the form of mental health. […]

California Mental Health and Drug Problem
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According to the California Healthcare Foundation: “Nearly 1 in 6 California adults has a mental health need, and approximately 1 in 20 suffers from a serious mental illness that makes it difficult to carry out major life activities. The rate among children is even higher: 1 in 13 suffers from a mental illness that limits participation […]