Posted on February 19, 2016 by Webtypo
This February 18, 2016 HealthDay article found on the Philly.com website talks about research on 101 Canadians who had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia in which it was found that there was an increased risk of suicide attempts within the group than seen elsewhere.
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Posted on November 25, 2014 by Webtypo
This November 14, 2014 Huffington Post UK article demonstrates how the “advice” often offer to people with mental health issues sounds when applied to physical health issues, definitely offers something for us all to consider before offering advice to someone with any sort of illness.
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Posted on September 6, 2014 by Webtypo
This September 4, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about an Australian study that found that people who were treated for severe burns ranging from 1 to 80 percent of their body as children were at greater risk of developing depression or becoming suicidal later on. The study also found that the person who had been burnt typically didn’t attribute their depression or suicidal thoughts to the burns. They generally pointed to an unrelated issue that occurred later in life.
English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Posted on July 15, 2014 by Webtypo
This July 15, 2014 article on TheGuardian website in the United Kingdom talks about the high number of people with mental illnesses who smoke and looks at not only research, but offers some insight into some things that could be considered to be “cultural views” on smoking within the mental health community that have been historically seen in both the professionals and the people who are diagnosed with a mental illness. The article also seems to say that it is harder for someone with a mental illness to quit smoking than it is for someone without a mental illness to carry out the same thing. While researchers don’t know why this is, there is definitely a growing trend towards trying to understand this strong connection between mental illness and tobacco addiction.
Smoke (Photo credit: paulbence)
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Posted on April 17, 2014 by Webtypo
This undated article on the Money.co.uk website offers some insight into the financial benefits of quitting smoking.
I am a former smoker myself, and when I quit, I was spending about $150 per month on smokes and was averaging about 4 or 5 cartons per month around the year 2009. I found at that time that cost of items to help me quit was far less than what I was paying per month for smokes. my insurance covered Chantix which worked well for me, so I think I paid $10 or less for my supply of Chantix. I bought lots of hard candy which cost me about $10, but was very helpful when I would get cravings or feel like I needed to be doing something with my hands or mouth to keep them occupied. The first thing I noticed after I quit was that I was less stressed due to financial issues, because I had an extra $150 to work with each month. So even though quitting smoking was challenging, the financial reward was priceless.
A 21 mg dose Nicoderm CQ patch applied to the left arm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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