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They say bartenders and hair stylists are the frontline therapists, as they’re listening ears when people come to them to escape problems or feel good about themselves. Cosmetic surgeons are perhaps the third leg to this therapeutic pedestal and – though they are often typified to the contrary – can offer sincere, timely interventions for […]

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“What are you doing you freak?” “He jumped the fence, that’s pretty funny. … I would have fought him, but I didn’t wanna…” “There’s some nut, tweak just freaking out. If you see him, hit him with a baseball bat a few times…” These were the words of police officers who shot a man 14 […]

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People experiencing an acute overdose, substance withdrawal symptoms or other life-threatening conditions usually are rushed to emergency rooms (ERs). In Los Angeles County, according to the present law, paramedics need to take patients with drug or alcohol-related conditions or psychiatric symptoms to an ER where they may have to wait for hours or days for […]

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The government at national, state and local levels are taking various measures to fight the growing problem of mental illnesses in the United States. However, an issue bigger than this is not getting access to mental health care services. According to the Mental Health America (MHA), in 2014, over half of American adults suffering from […]

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“There is increasing evidence that both the content and context of work can play a role in the development of mental health problems in the workplace,” says the World Health Organization (WHO) in its report titled “Mental Health Policies and Programs in the Workplace.” Emphasizing on workplace stress, an article published in Bloomberg’s Bureau of […]

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A bipartisan committee of Washington legislators recently sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee with recommendations on how to improve the state’s beleaguered mental health care system. The Select Committee on Quality in State Hospitals, comprising eight members, outlined several problems faced by two state hospitals in Washington, including: Discharge delays Long waiting time for […]

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Disease, dementia, problems getting around: These are things associated with aging. But problem drinking? Isn’t that a problem of younger people? No. As the National Institute on Aging warns, anyone at any age can have a problem with alcohol. Alarmingly, a new study from the University of Georgia at Athens (UGA) has found that older […]

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On Jan. 9, 2017, the El Cajon district attorney’s (DA) office announced that the officer who fatally shot Alfred Okwera Olango on Sept. 27, 2016, ­ an unarmed African-American man described by family as mentally ill, was justified and won’t face criminal charges. This came after Olango’s sister called the police to protect her “mentally […]

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) published a report titled “Out-of-Network, Out-of-Pocket, Out-of-Options: The Unfulfilled Promise of Parity.” This report refutes the promises of 2008’s Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAE) that, purportedly, made it law that benefits for mental health should be equal to benefits for physical illnesses, including surgeries. According […]

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It’s that time of year again: it is almost New Year’s Eve. After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, all anyone really needs to focus on usually is finding out what to do on New Year’s Eve and to sit down with a pen and paper and plan their New Year’s resolutions. Many […]