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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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Posted in #Addiction, #Communication, #Drugs, #Mental Health, #Psychotherapy, #SubstanceAbuse, #Suicide

How to Avoid Email Regret

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela Have you ever received some news via email, voicemail, word of mouth, etc, that has made you so angry that not only did you

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Posted in #Communication, #Email Etiquette, #Mental Health, #Psychology, #Psychotherapy, #Relationships

More on the Suicide Epidemic

Suicide continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and remains the 10th leading cause of death. In 2011, 39,518 people took their own lives. The numbers are more alarming when broken down by age and gender. Consider

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Posted in #Child Psychology, #Drugs, #Health, #Mental Health, #Parenting, #SubstanceAbuse, Adolescent Medicine, Health, Psychotherapy

September is National Recovery Month, Not National Opioid Month As the Numbers Suggest

Every day, 46 Americans die from an overdose of prescription opioid narcotics such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and methadone. Prescription Opioiod Abuse Alive and Well Along With A National Herioin Crisis: The rise in heroin use is leading to more drug

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Posted in #Addiction, #Drugs, #Mental Health, #SubstanceAbuse, Psychotherapy

The Number of Children and Adolescents Taking Psychotropic Medications Continues to Rise

For the second year in a row there has been an increase in the number of children and adolescents being treated with psychotropic medications.  Mental health needs across both genders of American youth continues to be addressed in part with

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Posted in #Mental Health, #Parenting, Adolescent Medicine, Health, Psychotherapy

Strong Clinical Marker for Adolescent Suicide Attempts Identified

JAMA Psychiatry. Published online July 17, 2013. Psychotic symptoms in adolescents, particularly in individuals with existing psychopathology, appear to be an accurate clinical marker for suicide attempts, new research shows. In a longitudinal, population-based study, investigators at the Royal College

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Posted in #Drugs, #Mental Health, #Parenting, #SubstanceAbuse, Adolescent Medicine, Psychotherapy

CAUTION: Over-The-Counter “Herbal Supplements” Could Trigger Psychosis

Some ingredients found in “Herbal Supplements” and/or over the counter (as well as prescription) medications can trigger psychosis.  Although psychosis usually occurs with chronic use of these drugs or in very high doses, Ephedra-Free doesn’t equate to lack of ephedra-related psychiatric disorders.  Herbal

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Mayo Clinic Advises What to Expect from Psychotherapy

Results By Mayo Clinic staff Psychotherapy may not cure your condition or make an unpleasant situation go away. But it can give you the power to cope in a healthy way and to feel better about yourself and your life.

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