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New research suggests drug overdoses should be classified as self-harm

September 21, 2018

  By Jackson and Coker: 20-Sep-2018 There has been a steady stream of headlines declaring that life expectancy in the United States is decreasing. And the often-cited reason is the climbing number of opioid-related deaths. Those two facts piqued the interest of a group of researchers who sought to reframe the way these trends can be viewed. more »

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New CDC report and Safe Reporting Guidelines

June 8, 2018

It has been a very tough and tragic week, with the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Because of this, along with the release of a new CDC report, we are seeing an increase in media calls and needs from the community around suicide. I thought it would be helpful to provide some useful more »

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Do you REALLY know your genetic predisposition?

January 15, 2018

Do you really know your full multi-generational family history for addiction and/or mental health issues? Genetics plays a key role: upwards of 80% (for bi-polar and schizophrenia) and upwards of 60% for addictions. So, understanding our relative’s mental health and history of addictive behaviors can help us take steps to avoid triggers and build resilience.     When more »

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December 18, 2017

Latino Community Members “Stop Stigma with Science” Detener el estigma con la ciencia 20% – de los latinos nacidos en Estados Unidos han sufrido de un reto de salud mental durante el último año. Check out these Spanish resources:            La salud mental en la comunidad latina   See more at https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Diverse-Communities/Latino-Mental-Health/La-salud-mental-en-la-comunidad-latina more »

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