Behavioral Health Headlines

  • Dealing with onset of schizophrenia in young adult 16 Dec 2017 03:01 GoVolsXtra    “The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say that schizophrenia         Is like a waking nightmare.” Elyn Saks           “The psychotic drowns in the same waters the mystic swims with delight.”  Joseph Campbell Many young …
  • 4 dead from suspected overdoses in New Castle County 16 Dec 2017 02:05 Sussex Countian Submitted News Four people were found dead Dec. 13 in New Castle County from suspected overdoses in separate incidents, increasing the concern for additional spikes in deaths during the holidays and prompting health officials to urge people with addiction …
  • SHF accepting grant applications for spring funding cycle 16 Dec 2017 00:21 Sault Sainte Marie Evening News The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting large grant applications for its spring 2018 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $75,000 in large grants during the spring cycle. The Superior Health Foundation’s Grants Committee will review the …
  • Don’t drive drunk or high 15 Dec 2017 23:21 Red Deer Advocate The holidays are often associated with an increase in alcoholic beverages consumed as well as other drugs. With the impending legalization of marijuana, messages about impaired driving are now also including being high with the usual message not to drink …
  • Purdue Pharma: You Can’t Wash Away Your Part In The Opioid Crisis 15 Dec 2017 22:09 Politics Daily We manufacture prescription opioids. Patients’ needs and safety have guided our steps. That’s what Purdue Pharma’s full-page ad in Thursday’s New York Times said. It’s one lie after another. In an attempt to look like the good guy, and keep their revenue …
  • Moulton, MCYC want Big Tobacco to fail 15 Dec 2017 21:41 Milton Independent (Courtesy of MCYC) Tony Moulton speaks of Big Tobacco using battle terms, and he’s ready for a fight. “Advertising companies are Kung-Fu sharp,” said Moulton, executive director of prevention agency Milton Community Youth Coalition, noting tobacco’s …
  • Our View: Congress needs to renew CHIP, health funding 15 Dec 2017 21:36 Havre Daily News Enough is enough. Why has Congress delayed refunding basic health insurance and medical service to millions of people in the nation and thousands in Montana? With focus on issues like the attempt to repeal and replace the health care reform program known …
  • After Searching 12 Years for Bipolar Disorder's Cause, Team Concludes It Has Many 15 Dec 2017 21:00 Newswise Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a University of Michigan team has an answer – or rather, seven answers. …
  • Arapahoe House announces closure 15 Dec 2017 20:53 The Denver Channel DENVER — Amid a growing opioid crisis, the state’s largest provider of addiction treatment announces it can no longer afford to operate. Arapahoe House said Friday that it would close January 2, 2018.  The Denver area non-profit has been operating since …
  • Vermont and NH team up to save community health centers 15 Dec 2017 20:48 Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Business Magazine If the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program is not funded by Congress, 24 Federally Qualified Health Centers in Vermont and New Hampshire, providing primary care to over 260,000 residents, …
  • Prison Health Care Spending Varies Dramatically by State 15 Dec 2017 20:43 Pewtrusts This is the fourth analysis in a series examining how health care is funded and delivered in state-run prisons, as well as how care continuity is facilitated upon release. Every state has an interest in delivering health care in its prisons that conforms …
  • Longtime substance use disorder treatment clinic shuttering permanently 15 Dec 2017 20:40 Bizjournals
  • Treatment provider Arapahoe House to close in January after 42 years 15 Dec 2017 19:49 KWGN DENVER — Arapahoe House, the state’s largest provider of substance use and disorder treatment, will shut down on Jan. 2 after 42 years of service, the organization announced Friday. Arapahoe House will no longer accept patients as it moves to close its …
  • After searching 12 years for bipolar disorder's cause, team concludes it has many 15 Dec 2017 18:58 Medical Xpress Bipolar disorder is characterized by transitions between depression and mania. Credit: Wikipedia Nearly 6 million Americans have bipolar disorder, and most have probably wondered why. After more than a decade of studying over 1,100 of them in-depth, a …
  • Father accused in baby’s death seeks drug treatment 15 Dec 2017 16:13 Concord Monitor Online A father accused in the death of his 2-month-old son in Penacook is asking a judge for the chance to participate in an intensive out-patient drug treatment program. Bradford Ross, 25, is being held at the Merrimack County jail in Boscawen for lack of $50, …
  • Asian Americans don't get treated for alcoholism. This group wants to change... 15 Dec 2017 14:32 euronews Each Thursday, a group gathers around a candle at a church in Iselin, New Jersey, to talk about their struggles with alcoholism. Like many other Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups, members share stories about their problems with alcohol and substance use …
  • Asian Americans don't get treated for alcoholism. This group wants to change that for South Asians. 15 Dec 2017 14:08 MSNBC Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Each Thursday, a group gathers around a candle at a church in Iselin, New Jersey, to talk about their struggles with alcoholism. Like …
  • The psychology of Christmas shopping—how marketers nudge you to buy 15 Dec 2017 13:04 Phys.org Don’t think, just shop. Credit: Heidi Sandstrom Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly around Christmas and the other retail bonanzas: Easter, Valentine's Day, Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day. But rather than simply …
  • Peer Support, important element in fight against Missouri’s opioid crisis 15 Dec 2017 12:14 Lee's Summit Tribune December 14, 2017 Missouri continues to broaden its efforts to combat the growing opioid epidemic. Recovery Community Centers in St. Louis and Springfield were recently awarded funding to provide peer-based, supportive community services for individuals …
  • Man who hid drugs in his car sentenced to probation 15 Dec 2017 11:04 West Central Tribune As long as Kacey Alec Newman Traxler, 29, follows the conditions of his 20 years of supervised probation, he will not have to serve the nearly 13-year prison term. Traxler was initially charged with first-degree drug possession and second-degree drug …
  • Psychology graduate turns soapstone carving into thriving business 15 Dec 2017 09:15 Nation By BENSON MACHARIA More by this Author Damaris Nyamboke, 25, applied for employment in dozens of corporate offices but with no success. The discouraged Psychology graduate then decided to leave Nairobi for her home town in Kisii to figure out what do next …
  • Czech MP wants to close nonprofits, Romani psychology student diagnoses him 15 Dec 2017 07:15 Romea.cz As a young child I used to dream that one day a phase would arise in human society where the main priority would be empathy, love and peace. Unfortunately, I am 21 years old now and nothing of the sort has come to pass yet. People have now been elected by …
  • Debunking myths: You’re an addict, you’re weak 15 Dec 2017 03:37 The Malaysian Star PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya’s Centre for Addiction Sciences director Dr Rusdi Abd Rashid (pic) debunks the myth: Addiction means you are weak, and have no self-control.   In your experience as a consultant psychiatrist, what are the addictions that …
  • Clean energy ‘supports broader U.S. priorities’ 15 Dec 2017 01:07 News Observer As echoed in “Officials dedicate 2 large solar electric generating plants” (Dec. 11), corporations are turning to alternative sources of energy at an unprecedented speed. Elected officials and business giants alike have begun to see the advantages of …
  • Negi: Focus on suicide instead of mass shootings 15 Dec 2017 00:52 Carroll County Times In modern times, Americans often wake up reading, hearing or seeing graphic images of scores of people succumbing to mass shootings. Places such as Tehama County, California; the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; …