Tag Archives: mental illness

Five Signs of Emotional Suffering

Did you know half of all lifetime cases of mental disorders begin by age 14?  One in five people in the US has a diagnosable mental health issue. Drug use is on the rise in this country and people, our family and friends, often suffer in silence. The Campaign to Change Direction initiative is a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who...

Teens and Depression

Our teens are becoming more depressed, but fewer seek treatment, according to a study reported in Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study examined national trends over a 12 month period. Participants included over 170,000 adolescents aged 12 to 17 and more than 178,000 young adults aged 18 to 25.

In each participant category studied, the results showed an increase in depression: from...

Surgeon General: Addiction is a Disease, not a Choice

The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health was published yesterday. A landmark report, a collaborative effort between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of the Surgeon General,  it focuses on substance misuse and how individuals can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences. Nearly 21 million people in America have a substance use disorder involving alcohol or drugs....