Opioids and Substance Abuse: What Can We Do?

By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Jun. 25, 2018

Substance use and abuse is universal and the casualties of drug addiction affect all classes, races and regions of the U.S. We can beat this epidemic with three public health approaches: prevention, screening and treatment. 

The Power of Realizing I Wasn’t Alone

By Joel Richard | Jun. 22, 2018

"Knowing that there were still people who could benefit from hearing that they weren’t alone, that there were people who desperately wanted to know what they could do to help their friend or family member who was locked in their own battle with mental illness, I realized that my story could potentially pierce the veil of stigma surrounding mental illness and possibly help someone with what they were going through."

Treating Depression When Medication Doesn’t Work

By Scott West, M.D. | Jun. 22, 2018

Transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment is a therapy that uses magnetic pulses to stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in patients with depression. It is a non-drug, non-invasive option. Learn more about this proven treatment method. 

 

5 Ways I Help Myself When My Job is to Help Others

By Kyle Elliott, MPA, CHES | Jun. 22, 2018

"While my daily work is to help others, I’ve learned—through lots of therapy and hard work—that I must take care of myself before I can help those I serve. Prioritizing my recovery and myself has allowed me to be a better friend, a better partner and a better person."

You Can Be Prepared for Crises

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 20, 2018

Mental illness is unpredictable by nature and crises can, do and will happen. Although crises can’t always be prevented, it is possible to be prepared. 

Why Suicide Reporting Guidelines Matter

By Laura Greenstein | Jun. 15, 2018

The fact is: how we talk about, write about and report on suicide matters. For someone already considering suicide, it’s possible to change their thoughts into action by exposing them to detailed suicide-related content, including graphic depictions or explanations of the death or revealing the method used. 

Combating Loneliness with EASE

By Kurt Morris | Jun. 13, 2018

"Sure, I’d make an effort to get to know others and I’d even spend time with classmates or co-workers, but I still felt lonely. That’s because loneliness isn't about the number of relationships you have, but the quality of them."

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