mental illness

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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Hindsight: The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 ~ Examining It From “The Other Side”

The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 October 31, 2013, will mark the 50th Anniversary of the signing of The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 (CMHA). It was by all accounts the last piece of legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy. Three weeks and one day later President Kennedy was assassinated....
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Depression And Employee Absenteeism: Estimated Cost In The US Is $23 Billion

What kind of work do you do? It is kind of an odd question for a Saturday morning, but over the last day or two we saw a number of articles that dealt with the cost of depression in the U.S. workplace. Yes, we said depression. Working at a job for an employer or being...
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SAMSHA Reports: Cigarette Smoking Linked To Mental Illness And/Or Substance Use Disorder

Quitting cigarette smoking is difficult… Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If your answer to this question is “yes”, then you know how hard it is to quit. First of all, cigarette smoking is very addictive. Secondly, cigarette smoking is still legal in our country and cigarettes are available in almost every convenience store, gas station,...
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