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Mental Illness and Gun Violence / Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Mentally ill people don’t contribute to gun violence any more than any other group, but senseless violence strikes the public as shocking. Intervening to prevent all the different kinds of violence by different groups and people is important. Most potential … Continue reading

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Basic Steps to Recovery

Here is an an article by Mark Ragins, from Mental Health America’s Los Angeles clinic, The Villiage, where the do outreach to people on the street. Road to Recovery

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SAMHSA: Anti-Psychiatry Movement and Recovery Movement Reach Agreement

Immediately below is my understanding of the new SAMHSA approach to medications for people with serious mental illness. What they proposing is using the “Eastern Finnish Dialogue “ treatment protocol, outlined by Roger Whiticker in his book, Anatomy of an Epidemic. … Continue reading

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Tips for getting a good night’s sleep

Go to bed at the same time each night even on weekends. This helps your body clock get used to these times. Sleep in a comfortable bed. Create a calm bedroom environment. Sleep in a dark room and avoid turning … Continue reading

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Fruits, vegetables and a handful of walnuts — The Mediterranean Diet is better than a low fat one

Tuesday Feb 26, 2013 http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Mediterranean-diet-s-benefits-confirmed-4308008.php The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as healthy. Now a study released Monday of the effects of a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, vegetables, fruits and fish confirms that…[the Mediterranean diet is the best … Continue reading

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Therapy Turned Into Laughing Yoga

Physical Therapy (Or Just Exercise) Turned Into Individualized Tai Chi Ending in Laughing Yoga—Therapy Turned Into Laughing Yoga Every statistic about therapy (and a lot of other things) tells us about how many people it helps—but only if you actually … Continue reading

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The National Empowerment Center’s links to Top Web Sites Like Itself

I sit on local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) board of directors with family members and professionals, and I am impressed with the very different view that people sometimes have of mental illness compared to my own peers, who … Continue reading

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