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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.
What My Daughter Taught Me About Addiction
July 31 2017

No parent ever wants to think that drug use might explain their child’s upsetting behavior. If only I had known how to spot it and what would help her most. Source: What My Daughter Taught Me About Addiction

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Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players
July 30 2017

This case series investigated the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy whose brains were donated for research. In a convenience sample of 202 deceased players of American football from a brain donation program, CTE was neuropathologically diagnosed in 177 players across all levels of play (87%), including 110 of […]

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Young People Want to Take Care of Their Mental Health, Report Shows
July 28 2017

It’s a big deal. Source: This May Be Stopping You From Taking Care of Your Mental Health

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Children: The unseen victims of addiction
July 23 2017

PORTSMOUTH – Children of addicted parents are unseen victims of a situation they do not understand and are not equipped to handle. They are often angry, embarrassed and fearful and they need help and support.“One of four kids in the United States are affected,” said Jerry Moe, national director of children’s programs at the Betty Ford […]

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Mental health advocates and others call for crisis training for police – The Boston Globe
July 19 2017

Legislation backed by mental health advocates would create a training program to teach police about mental illness and drug problems. Source: Mental health advocates and others call for crisis training for police – The Boston Globe

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Yoga For Depression – Yoga With Adriene
July 16 2017

Source: Yoga For Depression – Yoga With Adriene

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Do You Need a Mental Health Day? Answer These 5 Questions First
July 14 2017

A day off won’t necessarily be good for your mental health. It’s what you do with that day that matters. Source: Do You Need a Mental Health Day? Answer These 5 Questions First

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The feds say they don’t use solitary confinement. Is that true?
July 13 2017

The Bureau of Prisons fails to treat mentally ill inmates and puts many of them in solitary confinement, the Justice Department’s inspector general says. Source: The feds say they don’t use solitary confinement. Is that true?

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Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO
July 12 2017

A Michigan CEO’s reply to his employee’s sick day email has gone viral. Source: Employee who took sick days for mental health gets unexpected response from CEO

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Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk
July 10 2017

Older men and women who said they had fitful sleep and daytime sleepiness showed spinal fluid markers tied to higher Alzheimer’s risk. Source: Poor Sleep Tied to Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

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