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“Poor Physical Health Blamed for Shorter Lives in Mentally Ill”

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This May 21, 2013 article on Medscape talks about a study in Australia indicating that poor physical health is viewed as a major factor in the shorter life-span of folks with mental illnesses.  They have been tracking the health of people in a specific region of Australia and found that since the 1990’s, despite an increase of knowledge about the issue, the gap in the lifespan of a mentally person as compare to the lifespan of a non-mentally ill person seems to be widening.

“Talk Therapy Can Ease Depression, But No Single Type Deemed ‘Best'”

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This May 28, 2013 article on the Philly.com Health Day site talks about a recent study that looked at various types of therapy and how effective they were compared to no treatment when it comes to depression, it also looked at the effectiveness of face to face therapy vs. online therapy.

“Military Kids at Risk”

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This May 27, 2013 article found on the We AreCentralPA.com website talks about the effects of multiple military deployments of a parent on kids

 

“Congressmen: Bill would help break down barriers to mental health care”

HONOLULU (May 22, 2010) Sailors from various c...

HONOLULU (May 22, 2010) Sailors from various commands march on Kalakaua Ave. during the Aloha to the Military Ohana celebration and parade. The event was organized to honor active duty military, reservists, wounded warriors, military retirees and veterans of other campaigns and was hosted by the United Service Organization Hawaii, BAE Systems, TriWest Health Care Alliance and the City and County of Honolulu. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mark Logico/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This May 27, 2013 article, on the Centre Daily Times website,  talks about some of the issues surrounding suicide among military personnel among both those in Active Duty and those who are Veterans

 

 

Veteran’s Crisis Line

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Appearance Change for PAMHI

II decided it was time to change the appearance of this blog slightly, so I took a pic of a Rhododendron flower near my home this morning and used it on the right side of the screen.  Other then the pic and a couple of color changes though it’s the same theme as before, just slightly modified.  I hope you enjoy it 🙂

 

*note original post had the pic on the left, but I decided it overwhelmed the posts too much, so I shifted the pic to the right side of the screen and made it a fixed background so it doesn’t scroll when you scroll down through the posts …. seemed to tone it down a tad visually 🙂

“June is National PTSD Awareness Month”

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This May 23, 2013 article on the PR newswire website talks about June being PTSD Awareness Month

“Do You Have ADHD?”

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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.

 

“Dave Wooledge’s support for The WARMING CENTER at MHA”

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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.

 

“Depression May Raise Low Blood Sugar Risk in Diabetics”

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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.

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