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Sep

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National Suicide Prevention Week 2017

Posted by on September 11th, 2017 0 comments

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. Did you know: Half the population has been impacted by suicide? In the U.S., someone dies from suicide every 11.9 minutes? 90 percent of people who attempt suicide survive? According to the latest CDC data from 2014, there were nearly 6,000 deaths attributed to suicide in the SCR… Read More »

Posted in: Arkansas, General (all entries), Louisiana, Mental Health, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

Jul

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Antidepressants Taken During Pregnancy Don’t Harm the Baby

Posted by on July 20th, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

New research suggests antidepressants taken during pregnancy don’t harm the baby. For women battling with depression, this decision to continue taking antidepressants while pregnant no longer has to be such a difficult one. The study, which was conducted in Sweden, found little risk of intellectual disability in children whose mothers had taken antidepressants while pregnant…. Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Mental Health

May

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May is Mental Health Month

Posted by on May 1st, 2017 0 comments

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Yet, people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or… Read More »

Posted in: General (all entries), Mental Health

Feb

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Don’t Fat Shame: You’re Doing More Harm Than Good

Posted by on February 7th, 2017 0 comments

Making fun of a person’s weight, often called “fat shaming,” is probably not going to motivate a person to lose weight. In fact, it will most likely raise their risk of heart disease and other health problems. Rebecca Pearl, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and study leader,… Read More »

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