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“Latest treatment for mental illness: Better sleep”

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This May 31, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about research that points to better sleep as a potentially good treatment for mental illness.

“Bullying adversely affects children in later life more than being maltreated, according to new research from the University of Warwick.”

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This University of Warwick article dated April 28, 2015, and found on the Science Daily website talks about a study involving data on just over 1,000 kids that looked at the effects of maltreatment by adults and/or peers and what kinds of mental health issues these kids had when they reached age 18.

“Blocking the Paths to Suicide”

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This March 9, 2015 article found on the New York Times website talks about simple yet effective ways proven to prevent or reduce the risk of suicide.

“Depression puts low-income population at even greater risk for obesity and poor nutrition”

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This March 10, 2015 Science Daily article talks about ongoing research that could be showing that treating the mental health issues of low-income people may help decrease obesity rates among this population.  The study paid close attention to low-income African-Americans in 2 separate Pittsburgh neighborhoods to see if there was any patterns to be uncovered.

“For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat”

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This March 9, 2015 NPR Shots article talks about the how 51% of suicides in rural area involve guns.  The article doesn’t suggest taking guns away, but suggests that people who own them take time to secure their guns in a safe way that will limit access to them by people who could be at risk.  It was felt that safely securing firearms and limiting access to them could reduce suicide rates in rural areas by between 30% and 50% of the current rural suicide rate.

“Depression Remains Important Risk Factor For Cardiovascular Disease”

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This March 7, 2015 MedicalResearch.com article talks about studies that seem to further point to depression as being a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and is beginning to show signs that taking either a statin or an anti-depressant can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with varying degrees of depression.

“Social Media Fuels New Psychological Insights”

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This March 2, 2015 article on the Psych Central website talks about ongoing research involving data gathered from social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter that seem to be indicating that social media might be a way to find the mental or physical health not only of an individual, but a community.

“Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health”

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This February 24, 2015 Huffington post article talks about information that seems to point to the importance of a healthy diet for mental health as well as physical health.

“Where Are the Mental-Health Providers?”

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This February 16, 2015 Wall Street Journal article talks about the severe shortage of mental health professionals seen nationwide, and specifically mentions efforts being made in Philadelphia to find ways to reduce the problem.

“Vanished mental-health archives stymie genealogists”

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This February 15, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about the frustration face by many genealogists who try to trace the lives of family members who have been dead for may years, but spent time in a state hospital or other mental health treatment facility.

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