Mental Health Court Program Starts in Gwinnett

Mental illness shouldn’t be a life sentence. It can be, though, for people whose conditions go untreated and who become stuck in the revolving door of the criminal justice system. Read more about the new mental health court program starting in Gwinnett.

NAMI Statement on Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy including Trauma Resources

NAMI Statement on Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy including Trauma Resources.

What families can do when a child may have a mental illness. Click here.

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Psychiatric, Psychological & Emotional Aspects of Thyroid Disease

It’s Not all in your Head !

It’s a common scenario for hypothyroid patients, especially when you are undiagnosed due to your doctor’s over-reliance on a faulty TSH range, or treated with thyroxine T4-only medications: You go to the doctor; you complain about your depression, or your anxiety, or your emotional swings, or your inability to concentrate…and onto your doctor’s favorite antidepressant, anti-anxiety, lithium, or bi-polar med you go — beginning with the freebies on the shelf from is friendly and suited pharmaceutical rep. Sound familiar??

See Chapter 10 titled Join the YaYa Hypohood Psychiatrists Club in the revised STTM book for even more detail.

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Healing Touch with Guided Imagery Shown to Relieve PTSD

A recent study revealed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) could possibly alleviate symptoms of PTSD in soldiers. The alternative medical techniques of healing touch and guided imagery can be effective in relieving symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning active duty military personnel, when combined with regular PTSD treatment. READ MORE

A Mental Health journey: ‘I have a lot to live for’ – Rena Carey

Rena Carey said she was a little nervous about being interviewed because she worried about what people might think of her. But, she decided, “If I can share my story, I’ll do it. If I can help one person, I’ll be happy.”

Read the rest of her story here.

The Surprising Truth about Mental Illness

by Amy Simpson, www.AmySimpsonOnline.com

Royce White is one of the NBA’s hottest rookies. He also has crippling anxiety disorder. What we can learn from him about mental health.

With a new NBA season’s first tip-off around the corner, Houston Rockets rookie Royce White is causing a minor sensation with his alternative plan for transportation between games: a bus. Conventionally, NBA teams fly from one city to another, but whenever possible, Houston is making an exception for White.

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