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Mental Health Experts Say You Have to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide Now. DO NOT WAIT

Sept 10 was Nation Suicide Prevention day, and it is alarming to see the skyrocketing numbers of suicides that are happening in the teenage population. Depression between teenagers has risen more than 60%, and suicide more than 50%. Experts are scrambling to figure out why this is happening. For that reason, mental health specialists at the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital now say that, since half of all mental health issues start by the age of ...

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More doctors prescribing “nature” for anxiety and depression

Scientists have found that spending two hours a week in nature is strongly linked to better health and well-being. According to the NHS, it is not surprising then, than more doctors than ever are giving out "green prescriptions" to those that suffer from conditions like anxiety and depression. Activities like walking and gardening are among the most popular recommendations that doctors are giving. You can read the entire article by clicking here. Chronic depression cannot be cured by ...

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Meditation can help with Cognitive Impairment

According to Medical News Today, research done at Wake Forest Baptist Health In North Caroline showed a link between mindfulness meditation and signs of improved measures of cognition in adults with mild cognitive impairment. The researchers put participants in two different groups. The first group was given an eight-week course on mindfulness and yoga, which the control group joined “a waiting list” to get the course later. The study showed that the group that participated in the ...

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Air Pollution Linked to Mental Health Issues, According to Researchers

We all know the damage that air pollution can have on the human body, especially the lungs. Air quality has gotten so bad in certain areas that it can actually be deadly to people living in them. But now, researchers and geneticists from different countries are finding it out that there may be an associated risk between the quality of the air and some mental illnesses. You can read the entire story in National Geographic There seem to be many factors that can prove to be a detriment to ...

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Is There A Relation Between Anxiety and Addiction?

The ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) argues that nearly 20 percent of people struggling with social anxiety are dependent on alcohol or drugs. It means that to deal with anxiety issues some people resort to alcohol or drugs. As alcohol is a depressant, people struggling with anxious feelings use it in order to relieve psychological tension and unwind. However, it is not a good strategy in terms of mental health. Prolonged drinking or drug intake can lead to serious addict...

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Study shows that focus boosting drugs are not worth the long-term risks

Stimulant drugs like Adderall are extremely popular with young students, who use them to be able to keep up with their workload and continue performing at a peak level. Even though these medications are designed for people who suffer from conditions like ADHD, a study from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD, found that in the United States, the nonprescribed use of Adderall had increased by 67%among young adults over approximately 6 years. However, a new ...

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Alcohol Causes Most Overall Harm Over Any Drug

An Australian study funded by St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, examined 22 drugs and measured the risk to an individual and the damage to society as a whole. Alcohol was, by far, the most damaging drugs to Australians, scoring 77 out of 100, followed by crystal meth, heroin and fentanyls. You can read the entire article by clicking here. The scariest thing about alcohol is not only how damaging it can be, it is that it is a staple of our culture and society, and most of the ...

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One in 10 Older Adults Binge Drink, Putting their Health At Risk.

According to NBC news, a study published Wednesday on the Journal of the American Geriatric Society studied the data on 10,927 people over age 65 who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health between 2015 and 2017. The results concluded that about 1 in 10 adults in the age range binge drink on a regular basis. With over 80% percent of adults over 65 having chronic conditions like heart disease and diabetes, the risk of increased health problems skyrockets when they are ...

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Canadians Are Getting Hooked on Opioids, and This is Why

It looks like The US is not the only country that is dealing with a severe opioid epidemic, and the Canadian pharmaceutical industry is also playing a big role in swaying the opinions of doctors, funding medical schools and affecting the type of drugs that are generally prescribed. Global News in Canada is doing a 4-part series documenting what is going on with the addiction problem in their neck of the woods, portraying real life stories of people that were, sometimes, unnecessarily ...

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Is Talking About Mental Illness Online a Good Idea?

The stigma around mental illness had always meant that for most people, it was a topic of no discussion. No one discussed the implications, the pain, the side effects or even the treatments they sometimes needed to undergo. However, with the rise of social media, the way people communicate has drastically changed, and there are many now that not only talk about their mental illnesses online, but also seek help through the Internet. Yet this prompts the question: is it a good idea to do ...

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