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New Directory Features Sources of Help for Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment

The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems has published a 2010 Membership Directory. The directory is a comprehensive referral resource providing information on the nation’s behavioral healthcare systems.

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Stress, Stress Management, Anxiety, Coping, Cancer, Hospitalization, Children, Treatment, Child Life, Well Being

Stress Management Aids Children with Cancer in Hospital Setting

For children and teens with cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a team of child life specialists work to manage the stress and anxiety that patients may experience in the hospital setting.

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Cocaine, Levamisole, Anti-Parasite Drug, Health Risk

Life-Threatening Risk Posed by Cocaine Laced with Veterinary Anti-Parasite Drug

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is alerting medical professionals, substance abuse treatment centers and other public health authorities about the risk that substantial levels of cocaine may be adulterated with levamisole – a veterinary anti-parasitic drug.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Thanatology, Thanatologist, Adec, Suicide Prevention, Death And Dying, colleges and universities

Education Critical in Preventing College Suicides

As college freshman arrive on campuses for the first time this week, mental health professional are focusing on helping them make the transition smoothly. Gatekeepers, like resident assistants, are being trained to recognize and report the signs of depression that may lead to student suicides.

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H1N1, Swine Flu, Mental Coping

Mental Coping Techniques Can Reduce Flu Stress, Says Disaster Mental Specialist

There are steps you can take to reduce anxiety and improve your psychological and physical health during the H1N1 swine flu outbreak, says a certified disaster mental health specialist and associate professor at UAB. Keeping a cool head and maintaining perspective are top of the list for coping guidance.

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employee mental health , employee productivit, Occupational And Environmental Medicine

Treatment for Mental Health Problems Improves Worker Productivity

Effective treatment for employee mental health problems leads to significant improvements in productivity, according to a study in the September Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

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Healthcare, Lesbians, Gays And Bisexuals

Sexual Minorities More Likely to Seek Mental Health Services

Lesbians, gays and bisexuals are twice as likely as heterosexual men and women to seek help from mental health professionals.

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Employment, Workplace, Mental, Health, Sociology

Temp Work Strains Employee Mental Health

Workers hired for temporary, contract, casual or fixed-term positions are at risk for increased mental health problems, according to research to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.







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