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September 27, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Changing the Perspective on Addictions

September 27, 2018 10:48 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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People who struggle with addictions are often marginalized, as stigma related to addictions appears to have become very strong over time. Due to the intensity of this stigma other related issues have arisen. Over time, these issues have escalated to a point of becoming a public health issue, as they have been contributing to high rates of death, incarceration, and mental health concerns among dependent populations. This is why changing our perspective on addictions is very important. pears t [More]

September 25, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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Veteran Shares How Accelerated Resolution Therapy Helped Him Overcome PTSD

September 25, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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According to the United States’ Veterans Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in individuals who have witnessed combat. Research shows that in excess of 20% of veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD. For some, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) may be the answer. [More]

September 19, 2018
by Arthur Hunter

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Farmers Continue to Poison Crops Despite Ruling, Experts Claim

September 19, 2018 07:00 by Arthur Hunter  [About the Author]

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Experts tell us what farmers are doing to our food supply, and you probably have no idea. Few people know that scores of farmers douse crops with weed killer immediately prior to harvest, and not for the purpose of killing weeds. Will a landmark ruling for $289 million in August of 2018 change the minds of farmers who desiccate their crops with glyphosate? [More]

September 18, 2018
by Patricia Tomasi

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‘Paraprofessionals’ An Important Mental Health Resource For U.S. School Children Living In Poverty

September 18, 2018 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Community Psychology takes a look at the role of paraprofessionals in high-need communities. Paraprofessionals act as liaisons between community mental health programs, families and schools. Although they don’t have the same level of training as mental health workers or teachers, studies have shown that especially in immigrant and low-income communities, paraprofessionals play an important role in helping families navigate the mental health system. [More]

September 17, 2018
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What Makes A Hero

September 17, 2018 09:38 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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The death of Senator John McCain was commemorated, nationwide, for a full week. He was remembered, primarily, for his courage, while held captive in Vietnam. For 5 1/2 years, held as a prisoner, he refused special treatment. He turned down an “offer” to be released early, spent two years in isolation and carried permanent debilitating physical injuries as a result of poor medical care. [More]

September 12, 2018
by Tina Arnoldi

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The Possibilities of Chatbots as Therapists: A Replacement or Addition?

September 12, 2018 11:02 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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The World Health Organization believes that by the year 2030, mental health will be the most significant disease worldwide. And advances in technology are one way to extend the reach to patients that need help. Recent research found that chatbots, or conversational agents, cannot express empathy to the extent a human can and people appreciate the nuances from their peers. However, there is some benefit in the act of disclosing personal information - even to a computer. [More]