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The State of Mental Health in America

    Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data: Key Findings (2016) 1 in 5 Adults have a mental health condition.That’s over 40 million Americans; more than the populations of New York and Florida combined. Youth mental health is worsening. Rates of youth depression increased

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Posted in Anxiety, Depression, mental health, research, suicide

What’s the Harm in Taking an Antidepressant?

Theatre Faces

By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal? I imagined

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Posted in anti-depressants, Depression, drugs, health, medication, mental health, research, suicide

Trading Truth-telling for Shame

Gayathri Ramprasad has just published a memoir, Shadows in the Sun, which uncovers her intimate story of growing up in India when it was shameful to admit mental disturbances of any kind–especially crippling anxiety and  depression. With the help of

Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Anxiety, Depression, Meditation, mental health, Psychiatry, suicide

Bipolar Disorder & Alternatives to Meds

One in five people who have bipolar disorder commit suicide. It can be a crippling illness characterized by unpredictable, extreme mood swings including profound depression and manic behaviors.   Fortunately, there is research that points to the effectiveness of some

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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Bipolar, drugs, medication, Micronutrients, suicide

US Ranks 70th in Health

The Social Progress Index was published on April 2, 2014.  It was created by an independent, not for profit org called the Social Progress Imperative—directed by Michael Green and sponsored by the likes of the Rockefeller Foundation. The Social Progress

Posted in health, nutrition, suicide
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