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New behavioral health model can improve lives of chronic mental health patients

Adults with chronic mental health disorders face a reduced life span compared to the general population, increasing the need for a robust behavioral health care model. Acting on that line, the Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, which is a part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Insurance Services Division, came up with a […]

New bill seeks life ban for mentally ill patients on owning guns in California

Californians suffering from severe mental problems may be barred from possessing firearms for life under a bill proposed by a state legislator in an attempt to reduce the number of suicides. The bill – AB-1968 – introduced by Assemblyman Evan Low on Jan. 31, 2018, would apply to those individuals deemed by the courts to […]

Feds freeze national registry for addiction and mental health programs

Federal health officials have frozen the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) housed within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The registry was launched in 1997 to provide a robust database containing hundreds of professional mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs already examined and validated by an independent […]

Striving for perfection can take toll on mental health of millennials, finds study

A recent study suggests that millennials are greater perfectionists than previous generations and the quest for being perfect may be taking a heavy toll on their mental health. The study, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin in December 2017, has found that today’s university students are increasingly demanding of themselves and even more demanding of […]

Early intervention helps prevent potential consequences of mental illnesses, says report

All of us know how routine medical checkups and general awareness about diseases can help in early diagnosis of a physical illness, increasing one’s chances of recovery. Similar to any physical illness, early detection of mental disorders can also help an individual seek timely treatment that can help prevent the potential results of mental illnesses […]

Is Medicaid the new moneymaker for insurers in California?

Medicaid, viewed as a source of health coverage for millions of Americans from low-income backgrounds, seems to be the new money-spinner for insurers in California. With big names in the trade using the taxpayer-funded program to make billions, there is a growing perception of insurers being enriched by the poor. A recent analysis of state […]

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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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06-20-17 Category: Mental Illness, Treatment

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 […]

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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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