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Apr

Fort Hood: “Circumstances Remain Very Fluid”

Fort Hood shooting incident leads the news Last evening breaking news carried the horrific story of another mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. From about 4:30PM Central Daylight Time (CDT) and on through today the news media has been covering the story of Army Spec. Ivan Lopez and his, as yet not fully understood, assault...
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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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man watching news on tablet - collateral damage
21
Mar

Collateral Damage: Our Childrens’ “War Torn” Mental Health

Do you ever watch CBS News Sunday Morning? CBS News Sunday Morning actually debuted 35 years ago this past January. It has a 90 minute format and was designed to invite their viewers to sit down, relax and enjoy the broadcast as if you were reading a magazine. Each segment can run anywhere from 10...
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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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21
Feb

Loneliness Can Be Deadly ~ #justsayhello

Breakfast with friends…what about plans for the weekend? Today our associate stopped by a local diner to have breakfast with a couple of friends. She mentioned that as she settled in to look at the menu she found herself perusing the dining room —in other words, she was “people watching.” She soon realized that at...
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man standing in front of window in jail cell - incarceration
04
Feb

Rehabilitation VS Incarceration

Veterans Treatment Court Here are some startling statistics regarding our veterans, as provided by the Justice for Vets organization: Veterans make up one-third of homeless in America. 67,000 veterans live on the streets at any given time The majority of homeless vets suffer from mental illness, substance use and abuse, and co-occurring disorders like depression,...
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30
Jan

Mindfulness: Listen To The Soundtrack Of The City

Listening to life… Do you still wait for the sound of the daily newspaper being tossed in your driveway or dropped at your front door? Do you look forward to receiving your favorite weekly or monthly magazine? For that matter, do you ever sit down and watch your favorite weekly television show in its assigned...
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24
Jan

Bullying “Mean Girls” Style From Kindergarten Through High School…Watch Out For “Yik Yak”

Cover via Amazon It seems bullying is starting in kindergarten… Just this past week an ABC News headline caught our attention – ‘Mean Girls’-Style Bullying Happening in Kindergarten. Since we were working on a bullying series we decided to check it out. After watching the news video and perusing the transcript, we realized that it...
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21
Jan

School Injuries – ED Visits – REJECT A Documentary Film

Annually 90,000 U.S. students suffer intentional injuries that require a visit to a hospital emergency room Does that statistic surprise you? If you think back to your own grade school through high school days, did you ever have to visit an emergency room(ER) or what we now refer to as an emergency department (ED) because...
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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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