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bipolar disorder
30
Jan

Mental Illness Affects One In Four Adults…

Here are the numbers… Mental illness affects one in four (1 in 4) adults. The National Institute of Mental Health wants us to understand that gathering statistics on mental illness is always a work in progress. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides the following facts and numbers: One in four adults−approximately 61.5 million...
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29
Jan

Bipolar Disorder ~ Receiving A Differential Diagnosis

Differential diagnosis maze… Maybe you’ve had the experience of making an appointment with your primary care physician to discuss some unexplained symptoms only to be told that you might have one of three different diseases or conditions. Many people receive a differential diagnosis when either they or a loved one presents at a hospital emergency...
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22
Jan

AMERICAN SNIPER ~ A Conversation Starter

Winter is here… Between the New Year, the State of the Union, the State of the States, Super Bowl Madness…this is also the award season for feature films, television productions, and documentaries. On January 15, 2015, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for both feature films and documentaries. Within minutes...
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14
Jan

Guilt And Mental Illness – Could There Be A Link?

“The human capacity for guilt is such that people can always find ways to blame themselves.” Stephen Hawking, The Grand Design Longitudinal study examines excessive guilt  Researchers at Washington University of St. Louis have been conducting a 12-year longitudinal study to determine if there is a connection between childhood guilt and eventual onset of mental...
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21
Mar

FACEBOOK: Check Your Newsfeeds ~ How Much Do You Learn About Childrearing?

Facebook logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What do you glean from FACEBOOK? You might think glean is the wrong verb to associate with FACEBOOK; however, we really do learn, discover, or find out about news or new ideas, usually little by little on FACEBOOK. Of course there are always the items that go “viral” – the...
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06
Mar

Army STARRS Data: Researchers Uncover Alarming Stats

English: Dr. Charles Hoge, Walter Reed Army Institute of research and Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire, director, Army Suicide Prevention Task Force, discussed suicide, post traumatic stress disorder, and the social stigma that prevents Soldiers with PTSD from stepping forward to get treated, during a panel presentation called “Surviving and Thriving in Harm’s Way,” September...
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31
Jan

Mental Illness Crisis: Would You Know How To Help Your Loved One?

English: Official portrait of United States Representative . (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Mental illness ~ youth and young adults in crisis As January 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to take a few minutes to look back three years ago when Tucson was the scene of a mass shooting. On January 8, 2011, six people...
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03
Jan

New Research Helps Us Discover Active Minds Living With Mental Illness

A conversation about mental illness ~ new research, living with and Active Minds Results of largest assessment of substance use among the severely mentally ill On January 1, 2014, the results of new research were published in JAMA Psychiatry: Comorbidity of Severe Psychotic Disorders With Measures of Substance Use. The study was conducted by researchers...
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27
Dec

Me2/Orchestra Plays To Be Stigma Free

First Night Celebration will include Me2! Communities across the United States sponsor First Night celebrations on New Year’s Eve. It all started in Boston, MA; it was 1975 when a group of artists were looking for an alternative way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, opting to avoid the usual emphasis of alcohol and wild parties....
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20
Mar

MOOD WATCH: An APP That Empowers People Who Suffer From Mood Disorders

A black version of an emblem used by iOS app developers to indicate that something is available for download from the App Store. It has a image of an iPhone and reads “Available on the App Store”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Keeping track of daily events… Do you live with a chronic or acute disease? Has...
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