Mental Health

Surprisingly good news about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Surprisingly good news about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Newswise – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – a debilitating chronic lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis – has previously been linked to mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety and mental illness. substance use. But a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto found that while adults without the disease …

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People in greener neighborhoods have vastly superior mental health, study finds

Residents of greener neighborhoods have vastly superior mental health, study finds

Shutterstock Another study reinforced the link between urban green spaces and mental health. Research by ISGlobal, Barcelona’s Institute for Global Health, found that city dwellers had better markers of mental wellbeing when their living situation met certain criteria for access to greenery, but less so. 5% of the city’s inhabitants actually benefited from this access. …

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Young man's death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Young man’s death raises questions over Adderall prescription obtained online

Elijah Hanson struggled with his mental health for years. The 21-year-old from Tacoma, Washington, had been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder and was receiving treatment at a local behavioral health clinic. According to years of therapy notes, he was desperate to better understand himself and his emotions. “It was him and me in this huge …

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Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

Mental health expert offers advice as holidays lead to rise in anxiety and depression

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 64% of people report experiencing depression or anxiety during the Christmas holidays. It can be the most wonderful and stressful time of the year. “This expectation of everything comes together,” said Roger Williams, executive director of the Spartanburg Area Mental Health Center. “Nothing against Hallmark movies, but …

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Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

It’s no secret that we in the public sector use a lot of abbreviations: CSB, which stands for Community Service Board, a Georgia public safety net behavioral health service provider, such as Highland Rivers Behavioral Health ; DBHDD, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, which is Georgia’s statewide behavioral health agency; and SAMHSA, …

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Listen to a powerful spoken poem by an SAFD firefighter about mental health issues in the fire service

Listen to a powerful spoken poem by an SAFD firefighter about mental health issues in the fire service

SAINT ANTONY – The work of a firefighter is grueling, but it is not only physically dangerous. Seeing so much death and destruction is mentally and emotionally draining. However, in a profession like firefighting, vulnerability can be hard to find. That’s why the San Antonio Fire Department just hosted a mental health rest week, to …

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Correctional officer duties include mental health screening

Correctional officer duties include mental health screening

The duties of a correctional officer in modern times have evolved to essentially become a provider of mental health services, according to officials at prisons in the valley. It’s a change Northumberland County jailer Tom Reisinger didn’t expect when he started in the federal prison system more than 25 years ago. Reisinger said correctional officers …

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A critical look at New York's controversial new approach to homelessness |  CNN Politics

A critical look at New York’s controversial new approach to homelessness | CNN Politics

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams gave the city’s first responders, including his police force, a controversial new task this week – enforcing a state law that allows them to unwittingly engage …

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Recent Incident Highlights Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina Psychiatric Facilities

Recent Incident Highlights Child Abuse and Neglect in North Carolina Psychiatric Facilities

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. If the true test of government is how it treats its most vulnerable members, then North Carolina is failing. Children suffer in the health facilities that are supposed to …

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