Ohio Doctor Charged with Murder After Prescribing Excessive Doses of Painkillers
Prosecutors in Ohio have charged William Husel with 25 counts of murder after a six month investigation gave light to the fact that he was excessively prescribing pain killers to his patients. Husel has pleaded not guilty and released under a $1 million dollar bond. He faces up to 15 years in prison per charge. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said that the doses prescribed by the doctor "could not support any legitimate medical purpose," according to MSN news. Investigators are continuing to work ...
Famous Comedians Address Depression and Anxiety in New Documentary
Sometimes we have the misguided belief that the people that make us laugh are the happiest people in the world. Then we hear about icons like Robin Williams taking their lives and we do not understand why. Now, according the Huffington Post, comedians like Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson and Wayne Brady are showing people the not-so-funny part of the story, and share the own stories and struggles with depression and anxiety. "Its Not That Funny," is the name of the film that would soon be ...
17 Year Old Girl Decides to Legally End Her Life After Battling Mental Illness for Years
After being raped three times as a child, Noa Pothoven decided to undergo euthanasia on Sunday. According to The Sun, Noa said: Out of fear and shame, I relive the fear, that pain every day. Always scared, always on my guard. And to this day my body stills feels dirty. "After years of battling and fighting, I am drained," the teenager said. Noa had written a critically acclaimed autobiography called Winning or Learning, which explained her struggles with mental illness and suicide attemp...
States Are Looking to Make Big Pharma Pay for Opioid Damage
There is no doubt that the opioid crisis is one of the biggest health crisis that the United States has experienced. The disturbing part is that the problem has been initiated from the top down, with the pharmaceutical companies, physicians and pharmacies leading the way in damages. Heroin is not the main culprit of opioid addiction any longer; most people who get hooked nowadays do it by taking the sometimes over-prescribed medications that their doctors give them. Understanding the deadly ...
KRATOM: THE TRUTH. An Open Letter to the FDA
Dear FDA, You have been quite busy running a strong offensive against Kratom, the primarily Indonesian plant that you have labeled time after time as dangerous because of its “opiate like” qualities. You have called it a threat by citing deaths and salmonella outbreaks and whatever you can get your hands on to make your point. You have already try to ban it at the federal level, and since that has gone nowhere, you are now gone state by state, bill by bill, making sure this plant ceases ...
Article: We Need To Stop Seeing Addiction as a Moral Failure
From Vox: I get emails telling me that I should stop caring about the crisis because the only people dying are those who “deserve” to die because they can’t stop using drugs. Here’s an example, which I’ve used in stories before: “Darwin’s Theory says ‘survival of the fittest.’ Let these lost souls pay the price of their criminal choices and criminal actions. Society does not owe them multiple medical resuscitations from their own bad judgment, criminal activity, and ...
TMS: An Alternative to Treating Depression without Medication
TMS therapy is a brain stimulation method that uses focused magnetic pulses to help depressed brainwaves react as they should. While treating depression with TMS, the goal is the stimulation of the nerve cells in the area of the brain the is believed to control mood. It could be an effective treatment for depression without the need for drugs. Click Here to Read Entire Article
How Does Diet Affect Mental Health? A New Study Shows The Way Age Factors In
Researchers at Binghamton University in New York say our diet affects our mental health in different ways as we get older, so millennials and baby boomers should actually eat different diets to support their mood. Click Here to Read Entire Article
Holidays Are Not Always Cheerful For Those Battling Depression
The holiday season is underway and as families gather to celebrate, it’s important to remember it’s not always the most wonderful time of the year for everyone, especially for those battling mental illness, like depression and anxiety Click Here to Read Entire Article
Australia: Why Youth Mental Help is In Need Of Urgent Help
A new survey of 24,055 young Australians, released today by Mission Australia, shows mental health has been identified as the most important issue in the nation. It is the first time mental health has topped the list. Click Here to Read Entire Article