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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A conversation about the stigma of mental illness

A conversation about the stigma of mental illness
 - One in four adults, approximately 61.5 million Americans, experiences mental illness in a given year. About 13.6 million people live with a serious ...

Many People Taking Antidepressants Don't Have Any Mental Disorders

Many People Taking Antidepressants Don't Have Any Mental Disorders
 - The majority of people taking antidepressant medications have never had major depressive disorder, and 38% have never met criteria for having any ...

Diabetic teen called 'whale' by school bullies nearly goes blind after skipping injections to lose weight

Diabetic teen called 'whale' by school bullies nearly goes blind after skipping injections to lose weight
 - But after years of failing to take her medication, Stacey's health plummeted and doctors were horrified. Stacey, from Littlehampton, West Sussex, ...

Colorado sees uptick in teenagers reporting signs of depression

Colorado sees uptick in teenagers reporting signs of depression
 - Teen depression is a growing problem in Colorado, according to the Colorado Health Foundation's 2015 Colorado Health Report Card. According to a ...

Distracted teen drivers? Worse than you think

Distracted teen drivers? Worse than you think
 - In this frame grab from a video provided by The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, a teen driver texts as his vehicle moves to the opposite side of the ...

Promoting LGBTQ Inclusiveness In Higher Education

Promoting LGBTQ Inclusiveness In Higher Education
 - On Friday, the College of Southern Nevada announced the creation of a series of "safe zones" – spaces where members of the campus' LGBTQ ...

Let your wallet speak against bigoted Indiana law

Let your wallet speak against bigoted Indiana law
 - Money spent by those in the LGBTQ community is worth just as much as money spent by those who oppose and oppress them. Same goes for those ...

Jamie Foxx criticized by LGBT group for Bruce Jenner jibes

Jamie Foxx criticized by LGBT group for Bruce Jenner jibes
 - The Trevor Project, which provides support and counseling for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, said "insensitive ...

What makes Indiana's religious freedom law different from laws in 19 other states?

What makes Indiana's religious freedom law different from laws in 19 other states?
 - More than one thousand of opponents of Indiana Senate Bill 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, gathered on the lawn of the Indiana State ...

Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz express support for Indiana's 'religious freedom' law

Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz express support for Indiana's 'religious freedom' law
 - GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and likely candidate Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, expressed support Monday for ...

Review blasts amount of antipsychotic drugs prescribed to poor, foster kids

Review blasts amount of antipsychotic drugs prescribed to poor, foster kids
 - The newspaper examined a decade of pharmacy claims for psychiatric ... not to treat the rare mental disorders such as schizophrenia that the drugs ...

Community talks youth suicides at annual breakfast

Community talks youth suicides at annual breakfast
 - About 20 percent of individuals between 9 and 16 years old begin to show signs of mental disorders, according to his information, but less than 20 ...

Fighting bipolar's stigma

Fighting bipolar's stigma
 - Some people assume that everyone with a mental illness is violent, even though studies show the vast majority aren't. Someone who is mentally ill is ...

How Dating Forced Me to Address My Eating Disorder

How Dating Forced Me to Address My Eating Disorder
 - But as anyone who has suffered from an eating disorder can tell you, .... When the demon shields itself with the armor of a mental disorder, he just ...

You Did It! Your Super Healthy Diet Might Now Be Considered An Eating Disorder

You Did It! Your Super Healthy Diet Might Now Be Considered An Eating Disorder
 - There is resistance to making such a classification when orthorexia shares so many symptoms with other mental disorders (like OCD), but at least ...

A childhood marred by bullying to adult isolation

A childhood marred by bullying to adult isolation
  - From a childhood marred by bullying and sinister fantasies, to her isolated, friendless later years and the abusive relationship that would lead to her ...

It's time to talk about bullying

It's time to talk about bullying
 - That startling statistic clearly show that bullying is a very real problem in Ireland and one that is affecting children at a very young age. In addition, the ...

Alertness to mental disorders key to preventing youth suicides

Alertness to mental disorders key to preventing youth suicides
 - Alertness to mental disorders key to preventing youth suicides ... of young people who end their lives have a mental disorder at the time of their death, ...

Millions of Americans work successfully with mental illness

Millions of Americans work successfully with mental illness
 - Mental illness is among the least talked about issues in the workplace, experts say, but millions of Americans live and work successfully while dealing ...

Teen cyberbullying victims shun online help, UniSA study finds

Teen cyberbullying victims shun online help, UniSA study finds
 - Teen cyberbullying victims shun online help, UniSA study finds ..... Both victims and bullies reported poorer mental health, lower levels of social ...

Does school begin too early for teens to learn?

Does school begin too early for teens to learn?
 - Sleep deprivation among teens has become a major public health issue. Research has shown that not enough sleep puts teens' physical and ...

Teen gets new lease on life and wish granted after troubling diagnosis

Teen gets new lease on life and wish granted after troubling diagnosis
 - Since then, Ponce has endured many painful symptoms of the autoimmune disease in which her immune system attacks normal healthy tissues which ...

Oral health important for children, families; help available in Whatcom County

Oral health important for children, families; help available in Whatcom County
 - Cavities and dental disease can interfere with a child's nutrition, overall health and ability to learn. Gum disease has also been linked to serious health ...

A Low-Profile Push For Child Welfare In Tallahassee

A Low-Profile Push For Child Welfare In Tallahassee
 - In this legislative session, which ends May 1st, the Children's Movement hopes to make children of legal immigrants eligible for state health coverage; ...

Stop exporting our sick children, say top doctors

Stop exporting our sick children, say top doctors
 - Three of the country's leading children's doctors have launched a scathing attack on the Health Services Executive after it refused to fund two extra ...