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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging
November 1 2017

Researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that was able to accurately predict suicidal ideation and attempts in a small group of participants. Source: Suicide could be predicted with brain imaging

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WebMD
October 18 2017

59% of doctors in a WebMD, Medscape and STAT survey said they have experienced bias from their patients. Hear their stories. #PatientPrejudice Source: WebMD

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These Employers Are Taking Millennial’s Mental Health Seriously
October 10 2017

How many millennials could take a mental health sick day and not feel any stigma attached to it? It’s still uncommon to be open about mental health struggles, so some companies are stepping up their game to provide support, counseling, and benefits around mental health. Source: These Employers Are Taking Millennial’s Mental Health Seriously

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Boys – iMom
September 20 2017

If you have a teen boy, you need to read this article about the 5 Things You Don’t Know About Teen Boys. Source: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Teen Boys – iMom

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Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip – SmarterTravel
September 18 2017

Don’t let depression stop you from seeing the world. These 12 tips can make traveling with depression a little easier. Source: Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip – SmarterTravel

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Better Business Bureau warns of opiate addiction scams
September 6 2017

With the state on track to hit a thousand drug overdose deaths by the end of the year – and with most of those expected to be linked to some opioid drug – many people are likely look for a way to treat their substance abuse issues before they get out of hand. However, as […]

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Yoga For Concentration and Mental Focus – Yoga With Adriene
September 3 2017

Source: Yoga For Concentration and Mental Focus – Yoga With Adriene

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Sports world takes aim at mental health stigma — through authenticity.
September 1 2017

Roughly one in five American adults suffer from mental illnesses. Athletes might be more at risk. Here, eight of them tell their authentic stories. Source: Sports world takes aim at mental health stigma — through authenticity.

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Lawyers battle addiction and depression, too. Now they’re starting to talk about it
August 29 2017

Brian Cuban, author of “The Addicted Lawyer” and brother of Mark Cuban, talked about his drug addiction and thoughts of suicide at the Cuban American Bar Association’s panel on mental illness in the legal profession. Source: Lawyers battle addiction and depression, too. Now they’re starting to talk about it

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How America Spreads the Disease that is Racism by not Confronting Racist Family Members and Friends
August 16 2017

This may be my favorite article on racism thus far.  It conceptualizes racism as an epidemic, and gives concrete suggestions for how we can combat it — using a medically-inspired framework.  Like addiction, the first step is reconizing we have a problem.  Please read it — and honestly place yourself on the racism scale.  There […]

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