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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 […]


“#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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On Dec. 4, 2000, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that beginning 2001, June 20 will be designated as the World Refugee Day. In the current global scenario where violence forces hundreds of people to leave their homeland every day, the UN Refugee Agency affirms that all refugees deserve to […]


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 American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the latest to join the growing ranks of experts from the medical science fraternity who are raising the alarm about the adverse impact of the changing environment on the physical and mental health of individuals Taking note of the devastating consequences of climate change around the world, in its […]

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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 […]

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Experiencing anxiety or nervousness is a natural and normal reaction to stress. A normal degree of fear of illnesses, new social interactions and frightening events can help individuals handle problems and challenging situations, and even avoid danger. However, enduring the terror of phobias or the unrelenting anticipatory anxiety on a regular basis to the point […]

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Whether it’s your first day at a new job or you’re planning for a thrilling vacation to an exotic destination for the first time or you have a major surgery scheduled in the near future, it is natural to experience a certain degree of fear and uneasiness that could even cause sweaty palms or a […]

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“The stress of living a life in a black body is agonizing. The overwhelming sense of dread is dragging me deeper into the abyss of despair,” said a desolate 23-year-old Alyssa Walker (name changed), a resident of Fillmore District in San Francisco. Walker believes that the pain and trauma of subjugation run in her DNA, […]

San Clemente rehab advocates step up protests against ‘hateful’ ordinances
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“They are broken people,” sighed Martin Lugo, an individual on his way to sobriety, who works in a rehab center to bring a change in the lives of others like him. Lugo was one among the group of 12 people who assembled again at the San Clemente City Council’s meeting on May 2, 2017, seeking […]