Early detection and early treatment improve outcomes. However, in spite of the fact that deaths from suicide and drug overdoses have been on the rise, we do little in this country to screen for mental health problems or addiction, and even less in terms of public health education campaigns.
Endocrine testing refers to a group of tests performed to assess the overall function of the patient’s endocrine system. The release of hormones is linked to a variety of diseases, which makes them a solid indicator to reveal the nature and extent of diseases. The rising awareness about the solid connection between hormones and diseases […]
From child to senior our loved ones are getting very sick and dying because America is not properly educated on the early signs and symptoms of mental health problems which includes addictions. The all-in costs of America’s drug addiction problem are one trillion dollars every year.
The United States is battling a drug epidemic that is destroying the lives of many of its citizens, both those misusing substances, and their families (Maxwell, 2011, Stehr,2015, & Tiger, 2017). One in three people will develop a problem with alcohol at some point in their life, and one in eight will become dependent on […]
Should mentally ill people stay out of and away from politics? Mental illness is an instability in itself, and it is well known that the media tends to cover negative events over positive ones. So is there any hope for mentally ill people to interact in media and politics, or are the stigma and the […]
Chris was adopted at age three in 1986. He had been physically-abused and had multiple problems. Our family knew we had the skills and the love to nurture Chris to thrive as an adult. That’s what every parent wants for their kid, right?
The following post by A.J. Becker outlines his personal experiences living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He shares this post with us in hopes to spread awareness about this disorder. When I was about 5 years old, when my brain was overstimulated I would feel very uncomfortable, scared and anxious, and would cry as a […]
What are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a general term that basically includes two specific disorders that affect a fetus because the mother drinks alcohol between the child’s conception and birth. The specific disorders are: (a) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Abnormal development of the fetus’s face and sometimes internal organs, hands, […]
The Darkness Depression gets inside you and never wants to leave. There’s an empty space in you where life used to be. You don’t know what joy is really anymore. Nothing fills the black hole inside you that’s for sure. It sucks every emotion, and desire out of you. It gives nothing back except an […]
It may appear to the lay person that Americans are being over diagnosed with having mental health problems. However, once you research the issue to discover if this hypothesis is correct you realize this is not the case. Let’s look at the issue from an historical perspective. Dorothea Dix was a mental health reformer and […]