Archive for November, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I know, I know… I’m a day early, but with the traveling to visit family and friends, I thought I’d better get our wishes out …

Diminishing Returns on Warnings

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Have you ever found yourself ignoring warnings about something after you have heard it an infinite amount of times? I’ve noticed people have a habit …

SSRIs Lower Child Suicide Rates

Monday, November 20th, 2006

There is much kerfuffle over the slight risk of increased suicidality in some people who take SSRI antidepressants (Prozac, Paxil, Celexa, etc.), but here’s a …

Mental Illness Stigma in England

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Over the past year the British government and several organizations have launched a large-scale effort to aid those suffering with psychological problems. The effort has …

Alternative Depression Treatments

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

There are routinely stories in the press about depression treatments that are alternative to psychotherapy and medication. The CBC has an interetsing story giving …

Mental Health Care On Trial

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Can the court system save the mental health system? Two recent judicial rulings in Michigan and Florida, and a pending trial in California, …

The National Mental Health Association Sports a New Name, Agenda

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

The National Mental Health Association decided it was time for a makeover and a renewed agenda. With a new logo and a fresh website, the …

Advance Holiday Tips for Families

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

WebMD published a list of things family members of people with bipolar disorders (applies to other severe mental illness as well) can do to …

Happiness is Everywhere

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

Right now it’s hard not to run into some story, new book, or survey on happiness. Over the past decade the scientific research on happiness …

Study: How to Live a Longer, Healthier Life — for Men

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

It’s amazing. Year after year, study after study, researchers determine that certain behaviors result in a longer, healthier life. Yet do people listen? Well, generally, …

Treatment and Community Mental Health Centers

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Some 43 years after President John F. Kennedy signed the Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963 that instituted a nationwide network of community mental …

ADHD on the Job

Monday, November 13th, 2006

There are constant media articles about ADHD overdiagnosis, underdiagnosis, drug effects, and behavior, but very few that tackle the actual experience of someone struggling to …

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