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Exploring psychedelic drugs as potential treatment options for mental illnesses
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Psychedelic drugs, also called psychotomimetic drugs or hallucinogens and known since the early 1950s, were used traditionally in medicine and religion. After being widely popular till the 1970s, the they diminished in popularity and were classified as Schedule I drugs by some countries, as they had no proven medical use but were potential drugs of […]

How to get involved in spreading awareness about mental health

In the United States, approximately one in five or nearly 43.8 million adults struggle with a mental health disorder in a given year. Further, one in 25 adults struggles with a serious mental illness. The stigma attached to mental health prevents people from talking about their troubles and seeking help from family or psychologists. As […]

National Safety Month: Future police cadets in Texas to undergo crisis intervention training to handle mentally ill
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The atmosphere at one’s workplace and work pressure can have an adverse impact on one’s mental health. Though this is true for most professions but especially so for those working in armed forces or law enforcement agencies where one has to perform in dangerous and demanding conditions sometimes. Various incidents of police officers in Texas […]

Lack of mental health facilities responsible for worsening mental health system in Texas, says report
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Mental health must be considered the foundation of public health of any country or state. Compared to the awareness about physical disorders and injuries, there is not much awareness among people about the prevalence of mental health problems, their association with substance abuse and the ways of recovery from mental illnesses or co-occurring disorders. Mental […]

World Maternal Mental Health Day: Let’s take care of our mothers

No culture ignores the fact that depression exists. Depression is a kind of mental illness that can haunt anyone irrespective of gender, age or any kind of economic affiliations. The fact that anyone including women can suffer from mental health problems during pregnancy or in the first year post-delivery needs to be understood and considered […]

World Health Day: Alternative, effective treatments for depression

Depression is a mental health condition characterized by prolonged unhappiness and angst. Severe depression, if left untreated, can affect the physiological and psychological health of a person. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), more than 15 million American adults, aged between 15 and 44 years, suffer from depression during any given […]

Texas approves bill on equal insurance coverage for mental and physical health care
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With an eye on improving the access to mental health treatment, the Texas House approved a bill on April 4, 2017, that would accord equal insurance coverage for both mental and physical health care. Mental health problems is a big concern in the United States, though a bigger issue than this is providing proper access […]

More people die by suicide than homicide in Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma, has a population of around 400,000 and is known for its Art Deco architecture. It is part of a largely rural state in the South Central U.S. that is known for many things, including the land rush of the 1880s, the longest stretch of old Route 66, its famous zoo, the National Cowboy […]

Abuse, addiction and mental illness: A dangerous trap

“Dual diagnosis.” Spend any amount of time reading treatment literature – or browsing a treatment company’s website – and it’s only a matter of time before the phrase “dual diagnosis” makes an appearance. What is a dual diagnosis? According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a dual diagnosis is when someone has both […]

New report gives Texas lawmakers ammunition to attack flawed mental health system

Texas lawmakers who launched the 85th legislative session on Tuesday have a newly filed 109-page report about the state’s critical mental health system to sink their teeth into and propose bills to make powerful changes. The in-depth analysis was created by the House Select Committee on Mental Health based on more than 40 hours of […]

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