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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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26
Dec

SAY ANYTHING: It Is Time To Start A Conversation About Mental Health

Senator Gordon Smith R–Oregon ’97–’09 Grandparent was Jesse Udall (Photo credit: Wikipedia) It really is OK to talk about “it”… There are a lot of families gathered together this week to celebrate the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Grandparents, parents, siblings, children of all ages, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will find themselves enjoying a...
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21
Dec

Remembering Ned Vizzini ~ He Gave Others Hope

Ned Vizzini at Toronto International Film Festival, 9/11/10 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ned Vizzini ~ April 4, 1981 – December 19, 2013 If you’ve enjoyed reading young adult (YA) books or if you work in the field of behavioral health, then there is a good chance you know of Ned Vizzini and his books that deal...
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05
Dec

Study: Prenatal Ethanol Exposure Disrupts Brain Circuitry

“Stop and think. If you are pregnant or could be pregnant, don’t drink.” The above quote is from the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence website. And the photo to the left depicts the government warning that can be found on every alcoholic beverage in the United States: “According to the surgeon general,...
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26
Nov

Thanksgiving Eve: Also Known As Blackout Wednesday

English: “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The holiday season is about to begin with Blackout Wednesday… The 2013 holiday season is about to get underway tomorrow, November 27th. It is true that many people really feel that the autumn holiday season begins with Halloween and lumbers along...
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11
Oct

Kevin Breel Talks About Depression And Recovery

Do you know who Kevin Breel is? Before Tuesday, October 8, 2013, there were at least 1.5 million people who had heard of Kevin Breel. They saw his video “Confessions of a depressed comic” on TED: Ideas worth spreading. Then on Tuesday Kevin was interviewed on NBC’s TODAY Show…many more millions of Americans will have...
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30
Aug

Study: How Questions Are Posed May Show Men And Women Suffer Equally With Depression

Albert Einstein during a lecture in Vienna in 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” Albert Einstein Asking the right questions… As we mature we learn how to ask questions. Asking questions and seeking information is...
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23
Aug

Adult Grandchildren Bonding With Grandparents Seems To Produce Positive Mental Health For Both!

Outing with Grandma! Growing up and growing older with our grandparents Did you grow up knowing and spending time with your grandparents or even one grandparent? It may seem to be an odd question, but the truth is there are many people who never knew their grandparents. Obviously sometimes the grandparents have passed away, but “not...
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15
Aug

Study: Stomach Aches May Be Connected To Anxiety Disorder And Depression

“My stomach aches!” It really doesn’t matter if you are a parent, a grandparent, sibling, co-worker, or a friend…there is a pretty good chance that sometime in your life you’ve heard someone utter the phrase, “My stomach aches!” Depending on the circumstances the stricken person may indeed have a stomach problem – like food poisoning, appendicitis,...
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02
Aug

Stress, Status, The Pursuit Of Happiness and More…

Don’t worry, be happy… It was September 1988, that’s right 25 years ago, when Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” was released. Here are a couple of interesting facts about this song: It was the first a cappella song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart The original music video included...
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