This May 23, 2013 article on the PR newswire website talks about June being PTSD Awareness Month
- RCMP families say more help needed for PTSD (globalnews.ca)
This May 23,2013 article on the Forbes website talks about ADHD in adults and offers some insight into the cost of ignoring or not treating ADHD and goes into shedding light on why more males are diagnosed with ADHD than females. It’s a lengthy article slightly technical in nature, but yet very informative and not so technical to where it was intimidating for me to read.
This May 2013 piece on the Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community site, highlights fundraising efforts to help a Warming Center in Erie, PA. The center opens during extremely cold temperatures and allows folks living on the streets to warm themselves at times when the cold could kill them. A part of the folks living on the streets have mental health issues, which is why I’m posting this here, because by helping organizations who aid the homeless, we are helping to improve the lives of folks with mental illnesses. I should note that not all homeless people have mental health issues, but things I’ve read over the years seem to show a sizable number of homeless folks do have a diagnosable mental illness.
This May 21, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about research indicating that people with diabetes are at greater risk of having low blood sugar when they are depressed then they are when they aren’t depressed.
This May 21, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about the ripple effect of teen suicide
This May 19, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a new diagnosis for kids that seems like a better fit then Bipolar in many cases
This May 18, 2013 article on theguardian website talks about the DSM-5 being published.
This May 18, 2013 article on the B2C website talks about the effects of stress and what is experienced during stress and after a stressful situation.
This May 17, 2013 piece on the BBC News: Science and Environment website offers a look at some of the breakthroughs and controversy surrounding science’s look at genetic patterns to understand mental illness.
This May 16, 2013 blog post on the AARP blog talks about the controversial change to the DSM that would include grief after the loss of a loved one as a form of mental illness. The post also discusses briefly some of the other changes that are highly contested such as binge eating and Asperger Syndrome, but the main focus is on grief in this particular post.