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Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics

New federally financed drug research reveals a stark disparity: children covered by Medicaid are given powerful antipsychotic medicines at a rate four times higher than children whose parents have private insurance. And the Medicaid children are more likely to receive the drugs for less severe conditions than their middle-class counterparts, the data shows.

Those findings, by a […]

By |December 23rd, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

Sleep and Mental Health

Life constantly throws up challenges and difficulties. Resilience is the ability to manage and cope with these. It is believed that having enough sleep is an important factor in our ability to deal with adversity and the demands of a busy life. Sleep in many respects is a built in biological source of resilience and […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

9 Ways to Help Emotional Health

Talk About Your Feelings

Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. It’s part of taking charge of your wellbeing and doing what you can to stay healthy.

Eat Well

There are strong links between what we eat and how we feel – for example, caffeine […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

Tips for Improved Emotional Health During the Holidays

Tis the season where a majority of us will soon start planning the upcoming holidays to gather with friends and family in celebration of various holidays. Many of us will come face-to-face with the realities of the holiday season—the cooking, cleaning, shopping, decorating, organizing, etc…and it can be a balancing act beyond our regular daily […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Why people consume drugs or alcohol People use alcohol and drugs as a way to alter their mood and relieve stress. Consuming drugs or alcohol can initially make the user feel better — more powerful, self-confident, energized or relaxed. Over time, people may need to use more of the drug or use it more frequently […]

By |December 3rd, 2015|Mental Health|0 Comments