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“Adult ADHD and Squirrels”

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This October 9, 2013 article/video found on the Healthy Place website talks about life with Adult ADHD.

I have ADHD and to be honest this was one of the better presentations on what life can be like every day……. darn squirrels!  😉

 

“Lewistown clinic joins others in introducing depression screening”

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 29, 2013 article found on The Sentinel website talks about efforts being made to help general practitioners and other physicians screen their patients for depression to try increasing patient access to mental health treatment.

 

“Commissioners worry about pursuit of human services block grant”

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This October 29, 2013 article on “The Express” website talks about concerns about the Clinton-Lycoming county joinder pursuit of the PA human services block grant.

 

“Mental Health” (Video)

The social self.

The social self. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

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This YouTube video uploaded by Armando Hasudungan  on October 9, 2013 talks about mental health and not only gives a basic explanation of what mental illness is or is not, but also talks a little about stigma and how to work to decrease it.  The video gives statistics specific to Australia, but from what I know about statistics here in America, the numbers are very similar.  The Overall message of this video is worth checking out though if you have just under just under 3 minutes to spare.

 

 

 

“Kids With Head Injuries May Be Prone to Depression”

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be b...

A vehicle accident or physical injury may be both a cause and effect of depression (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 25, 2013 article on the Philly.com website  talks about recent research that seems to show an increase in the diagnosis of depression among kids and teens who have had head injury. Researchers are unclear though if the brain injury caused the depression or if symptoms of depression may have been a factor into the cause of the injury.  It does seem though that teens with a brain injury seem to be between 2 and 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with depression as compared to the overall national average according to the article.

 

 

 

“”We All Have Problems” – Mental Health Awareness Ad “

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This video was uploaded to YouTube on March 14, 2012 by AndyTerryJay and is one I felt was very thought-provoking about not only what it can be like for someone with a mental illness, but also offered suggestions for dealing with it while encouraging openness about mental illness

“Here’s why voter ID will be requested, not required, in November elections: PennLive letters “

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Nouormand: Êlections au mais d’Octobre 2008, Jèrri (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 15, 2013 article found on the Patriot-News powered Penn Live website in Central Pennsylvania, explains why voters will be asked for ID at the coming election, but NOT required in most cases to present it.  the long-standing rule about someone who is a first time voter at their assigned polling place will still apply.  Voters who have voted at their assigned polling place before will be asked for id, but NOT required to show it.  The new Voter ID law is still on hold by order of the state Supreme Court. Here’s a link to an August 16, 2013 article that talks about the court ruling on Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law found on the HuffPost website

 

“Take Mental Health Awareness Week Seriously”

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English: An anxious person (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 21, 2013 article on the “Onward State” website talks about one person’s experiences with having an anxiety disorder the writer’s experiences are some I was able to relate to myself, and I imagine many other like myself and the person who wrote the piece I linked to probably experience similar problems if they are dealing with a debilitating anxiety disorder.

 

 

 

For myself, I think one of the most frustrating things people have often said to me in a very sad attempt at trying to make me feel better is “everyone gets anxious” I do realize that folks who say this are likely saying it because they think it is helpful to the person with an anxiety disorder, but in reality, based on my experience, it is likely the least comforting response I’ve ever gotten when I disclose that I have an anxiety disorder.  People who don’t have their life put on hold or have it come to a screeching halt because of sheer panic that is often unable to be explained by the person having the panic attack, likely don’t have a clue what they are saying, and because everyone does get anxious about tests or running late for an appointment that kind of thing, everyone assumes that it is the same for folks like myself.  in reality it’s not the same and if it was the same, then everyone would be carrying a script for a medication to help them if the anxiety got too bad, or possibly even be utilizing things like a Service Dog to aid in managing anxiety and helping to alert them to an oncoming panic attack before it gets out of hand.  So while yes I do appreciate when people take an interest in trying to understand me or my diagnosis, I would be grateful if people would stop trying to compare everyday anxiety to what it is like for someone with an anxiety disorder it just isn’t helpful to anyone.

 

 

 

“Kennedy’s vision for mental health never realized”

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English: John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States. Slightly modified from original (right eye darkened to match brightness of left). Türkçe: John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nin 35. Başkanı. 1961 yılında Başkanlık görevine başlayan Kennedy, 1963 yılında hâlâ görevdeyken bir suikast sonucu hayatını kaybetmiştir. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 20, 2013 article on the PhillyBurbs.com website talks about Former President John F. Kennedy’s vision for the American mental health system, and goes into explaining what areas failed to meet that vision.

“Stress-Busting Tips From Experts”

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English: Effects of stress on the body. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This October 19, 2013 article found on the Philly.com website talks about some great ideas for managing and even decreasing stress some of which can be done wherever you happen to be.

 

 

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