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mental-disorders
06
Mar

Campaign To Change Direction, Give An Hour and Easter Seals

Are you ready to join the Campaign to Change Direction? Click to Enlarge This week a number of people and organizations are talking about the Campaign to Change Direction. According to the website: “The Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together...
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30
May

Father’s Plea ~ “NOT ONE MORE!”

Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Stranded on the ledge… ‘Officials say [Samuel]Frappier was “in an extremely precarious location on the east face of Longs Peak at roughly 13,000 feet.” He was not injured but said he could not go up or down. Frappier,...
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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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12
Dec

Have You Considered Taking The Mental Health First Aid Course?

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Would you take a Mental Health First Aid course? Let’s face it; it is not unusual for employers to require employees to enroll in a Red Cross course to receive certification in First Aid/CPR.  This training can assist employees to respond to their co-workers who may suffer a...
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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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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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08
Mar

Stunning Testimony: Lawmakers Hear From Parents And Mental Health Experts

The Committee on Energy and Commerce Today’s question: Have you ever heard of the Committee on Energy and Commerce? It is also referred to as The Energy and Commerce Committee. It was established in 1795 in the United States House of Representatives and is one of the three most long standing committees, the others being...
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28
Feb

Study Suggest Five Major Psychiatric Disorders Share Genetic Link

How much do you understand about your family tree? Have you seen a television or online commercial for Ancestry.com? Maybe you use Ancestry.com. Learning about our ancestors can be entertaining, time-consuming, and sometimes shocking. We occasionally find ourselves relying on relatives to fill in the knowledge gaps, the blank spaces. For example, what if by...
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25
Oct

“Stop Being A Bully!” New Study Examines Who Is More Likely To Bully

Physical bullying at school, as depicted in the film Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A few generations back one could hear a parent say to their child: “Stop being a bully!” It was something parents would say when they wanted one child to “stop picking” on another child. Teachers said it, too. The...
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20
Jul

Prayer and Reflection for the Community of Aurora Colorado

Serenity Prayer -Cottonwood Tucson Today is July 20, 2012. It is a day that will now be remembered for the mass shooting that took place in Aurora, Colorado, at the midnight premiere opening of the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. So now today becomes a day of prayer and reflection for the deceased, the...
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