28 posts from month 09/2017

Gene Therapy, A Novel Approach at Treating Alcoholism

Could gene therapy be a viable approach at treating alcoholism? A study suggests that it could be, and they have the data to back it up. Learn more here.

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FDA Approves Reset App to Help Treat Addiction

Pear Therapeutics has developed an app call Reset, designed to be used along with outpatient therapy in treating substance abuse disorders. Read Article Here.

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How Lack of Paid Sick Leave Affects Americans’ Mental Health

Paid sick leave is starting to gain momentum as a social justice issue with important implications for health and wellness. At the moment, only seven states in the United States have mandatory paid sick leave laws, and 15 states have passed preemptive legislation prohibiting localities from passing sick leave. By Traci Pedersen - Read Entire Article Here 

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Britons among most depressed people in Western world

Britons are among the most depressed people in the western world, according to the latest rankings from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD, which analysed data from European health interview survey results and other national survey’s from across the world, put the UK joint-seventh out of 25 countries from Europe and Scandinavia for adults reporting they have depression. Click Here to Learn More

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Navigating the Treacherous Waters Of Anxiety Successfully: Part 1

There are fewer things in life that can be more paralyzing than chronic anxiety. It can rob you of the simplest day to day activities- from making friends, money, memories to generally enjoying life. Anxiety can become so painful and distressing that at times a person will resort to dangerously addictive substances in exchange for some temporary relief. I know, because that is exactly what happened to me, and it affected my life tremendously. ...

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Resources for Educating Loved Ones on Supporting People With Addiction: Organizations

If you have a loved one or colleague who has addictive behaviors or is abusing alcohol or other drugs, you are probably struggling with how to address their addiction. Like many others who have walked this road, you don’t know how to help the person seek treatment, or how to communicate your concerns without angering or alienating them. Click Here for Entire Article 

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Dare to Impress the Right Person

We spend so much of the valuable time in our lives making incredible efforts to be what we think others want us to be, to do and look and act like we think we are supposed to, based on the criteria that the people around us have set for us. I am here today to tell you to stop it. Stop, right now. There is no one more important in this world for you than you. There is nothing that matters most for your happiness and peace of mind that you encourage yourself to do and be and act exactly ...

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Chester Bennington’s Son Shares Suicide Prevention Video

Chester Bennington’s son, Draven, has unveiled a powerful new video as part of this year’s National Suicide Prevention Week. Watch it by clicking here

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We Need to Stop Making People Apologize for their Mental Illness

As far as we've come in terms of destigmatizing mental illnesses, we still have a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to recognizing just how invisible mental health problems can be. While mental health problems can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, many of those who suffer can feel pressured to apologize to others for their illnesses — and they shouldn't have to. Article by KIMBERLY TRUONG, Click Here to Read Entire Post

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