2016: 63,632 Drug Deaths. Double in 2017?

By Matthew E. Dash, LCSW December 27, 2017 Note: This was originally written 12/27/17 but not posted.  I was on a writing roll, but unforunately my verocity resulted in this unpublished post.  It’s never a bad time to consider the

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Censoring the CDC Puts Americans in Danger

DISCLAIMER: This is not a political article. Yes, it contains news related to politics, however, this article is meant to educate and be helpful by pointing out the potential impact for all of our well-beings – both individually and collectively.

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Kellyanne Conway Now Opioid Czar / Mickey Mouse to be Sec. of State

While I try to avoid political discussions here, sometimes it is unavoidable in order to adequately address issues related to mental health. I have written much, here and elsewhere for over 5 years about the opioid epidemic. As I have

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1 in 5 US Children Solicited for Sex via Cyberstalking

While Cyberbullying is a term we have all heard many times in the news, usually in the form of horrendous incidents in which a group of teens have shown a mob mentality while encouraging a peer to go through with their thoughts

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WHAT’S THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN U.S. HISTORY FOR AMERICANS UNDER 50?

[HINT: It’s not Student Debt, Lack of Health Insurance, or Internet Addiction] WATCH 60 MINUTES TONIGHT AND READ THE WASHINGTON POST TODAY: AS THEY BROKE THIS STORY AFTER A JOINT INVESTIGATION.   The drug industry spent $106 million between 2014

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Depression & Suicide: A Match Made in Hell

Did a High Dose of A Benzodiazepine Put Chris Cornell in a Psychiatric or Psychotic Episode Likely Amnesiac? Plus Excepts from The Rolling Stone Interview as “Superunknown” Turns Twenty:  Clear Evidence of a Musical Genius’ Tortured Soul DON’T FEEL LIKE

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“The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. It is the world’s oldest medicine.”

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, suddenly removed despite his good work. No reason given.

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ADHD’s Failing Formula = Ignore Behavioral Guidelines + Meds = Frustration [Circular Reference]

IGNORING ADHD’S BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS [SHOCKER!] In 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, AND treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents. Those guidelines advise clinicians to consider these youths as having special

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US Suicide Rates Are At A 30-Year High

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide is at a 30-Year High!

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September Is National Recovery Month

Substance use disorders continue to be misunderstood and outside of few circles, are rarely spoken about. However, in a given year, substance use disorders will impact 22 MILLION people in the United States. Research shows that family support plays a major role

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