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Addictions

Suicide and the Military

When someone commits suicide, it’s a tragedy. When we are losing more soldiers to suicide than to the Afghanistan war, it’s a tragic epidemic. In June of 2010, there...
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Tipper Gore on Mental Illness

Speech given at Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry Dartmouth Hitchcook Medical Center Thursday, January 14, 1999 Good afternoon and thank you, Dr. Silberfarb for the kind introduction It’s great...
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Depression Is Contagious

Essentially a self-help book for ordinary people who may be looking for ways to overcome depression, Michael D. Yapko, #8217;s Depression Is Contagious also offers those in the mental...
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Women and Violence

The impact of violence against women is too often masked by silence. Its continuation depends on silence. Distance keeps us safe and unless one personally experiences violence or knows...
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Obama on Mental Health Care

The following statement was provided to Alicia Sparks of Mental Health Notes by Senator Barack Obama’s campaign in his bid for the Presidential election in 2008: Dear Friend,...
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McCain on Mental Health Care

The following statement was provided by Senator John McCain to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in response to a questionnaire they sent Senator McCain in his capacity as...
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Components of Recovery

Recovery has only recently become a word used in relation to the experience of psychiatric symptoms. Those of us who experience psychiatric symptoms are commonly told that these symptoms...
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Psychiatric Advance Directive

A psychiatric advance directive, or PAD, allows patients with mental illness to state their preferences for, or dislikes of, specific treatments, designate a proxy decision-maker or make other advance...
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