“Candlelight vigil to be held in Carlisle for mental health awareness”

Article Link This September 28, 2014 The Sentinel article talks about an upcoming candle light vigil, meant to raise awareness of mental illness, to be held on October 5, 2014  at 6:30pm on the steps of the Cumberland County Courthouse

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“Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too”

Article Link This September 29, 2014 The Sentinel article on the cumberlink.com website talks about the mental impact that operators of drone missions are experiencing.  The mental health issues being seen include depression, anxiety and even PTSD in some operators. 

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Posted in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Military related, PTSD, Stress

“After-school exercise yields brain gains”

Article Link This September 29, 2014 Health Day article found on the FoxPhilly website talks about a study that demonstrates the benefits of after school exercise and how it can improve mental function.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week October 5 – 11, 2014

  Resource Link   Mental Illness Awareness Week is held the first full week of October each year and is also known as Mental Health Awareness Week.  The Awareness Week was established in 1990 in the United States spurred on

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“Nature Walks With Others May Keep Depression at Bay”

Article Link This September 26, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about the benefits being discovered about group nature walks with regards to decreasing stress and improving both physical and mental health.

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“PA welfare department gets a new name”

Article Link This September 24, 2014 WFMZ-TV News segment talks about a new law signed by Governor Corbett that officially changes the name of the Department of Public Welfare to be the Department of Human Services.  The name is felt

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“10 things you should never say to someone with bipolar disorder”

Article Link This September 23, 2014 article found on The Guardian website caught my attention because of how it conveyed comments commonly heard not only by people with Bipolar, but often times could be heard by people with any type

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“Fruit and veg consumption tied to mental health”

Article Link This September 24, 2014 article on the Medical News Today website talks about a recent study that seems to show that eating 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day could be beneficial to our mental health while

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“Brains get sick too: How neuroscience can teach children about mental health”

Article Link This September 25, 2014 article on The Independent, talks about how something as simple as teaching kids about the brain could help them understand mental illness better and overtime work to reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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Posted in Anti-stigma, inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Physical Health, scientific, Teachable Moments, The Brain, Treatment and Support, Whole health

“Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases”

Article Link This September 16, 2014 article found on the Pittsburgh Action News 4 website, talks about ongoing genetic research that seems to show that Schizophrenia may actually be 8 different diseases caused by different genetic defects. Related articles Schizophrenia

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