Timbaland Opens Up About Depression and Drug Addiction

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Timbaland spoke about how his position in hip hop and music in general had played a role in his battle with depression and drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article 

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How Light Therapy May Improve Depression Symptoms on Bipolar Patients

Psychiatrists at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern picked up on recent research that found bright light can sweeten the mood in people showing symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Read Entire Article Here

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Overdose-proof opioid? Scripps’ new drug could reduce deaths

Laura Bohn at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter for decades took a different approach to saving these lives: Why not make a safer opioid, one that doesn’t result in death by depressing breathing? The loss of respiration is the cause of most accidental fatal opioid overdoses. ...

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Australia: The New Smart Watch Tech that Could Diagnose Mental Illness

Up until now, wearable devices with heart rate monitors have been all about your physical fitness: They can tell you how intense your workout was, how quickly your body recovered, and even how well you slept afterwards. But a new screening technology claims to take note of your heart’s rhythms and use it to screen your risk of mental illness. Experts predict that we’ll soon even be able to diagnose conditions like clinical depression with 80 per cent accuracy. ...

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I was invited to talk mental health with Tiffany Werner. Listen Now!

I was honored to be a guest on the Moments Of Clarity with Tiffany radio show. We talked about The Flawed Ones, mental health, education, children, veterans and so much more. Download the podcast here!

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Is Seasonal Depression Real?

This past weekend, the clocks rolled back one-hour. That means shorter days are upon us. If you dread the darker winter months, chances are you've heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD has been in the medical news for decades. But the cause is still very much a mystery. ...

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Imagine Dragons frontman opens up about his depression and crisis of faith (CBS NEWS)

TORONTO, ON- FEBRUARY 28 - Michael Mallinson portrait by David Cooper February 28, 2014.

One of the biggest rock acts of the decade, Imagine Dragons has just announced they will headline a concert near the Las Vegas Strip to benefit victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in the band's hometown. Their song "Believer" illustrates a deep personal struggle with depression by frontman Dan Reynolds. ...

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Public perception of mass violence and mental illness often misguided

In response to Sunday's mass shooting at a Texas church, President Trump said the shooting was not "a guns situation," but rather, a problem of mental health. But according to a Vanderbilt study, between 2001 and 2010, fewer than 5 percent of fatal shootings in the United States were committed by people diagnosed with mental illness. ...

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The Opioid Crisis: The medical industry’s role in creating and ending it

Addiction to opioids has plagued the U.S. for decades, and it’s a problem that hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. Out of the 1,889 deaths caused by opioid-related overdoses across Illinois in 2016, it’s doubtful that any of these individuals wanted a life stifled by a possessive drug addiction. ...

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South Africa: Employees Suffering from Mental Illness Still Experience Stigma

South African Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) says employees suffering from mental illness experience stigma from their their workplaces. ...

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