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Mental Health Warmlines vs. Crisis Hotlines (A Trained Listener in Times of Non-Emergency Distress)

Bouts of mental pain and sorrow are a common part of even the healthiest person’s life. These situations are often brought on by external factors – personal, professional or family worries – and while they might not be dire emergencies, having the opportunity to talk to a trained listener can help people sort out their […]


New York State to Require Mental Health Education in Grades K Through 12

It’s difficult to overstate how important mental health is, especially for children who are often unable to articulate symptoms of depression, anxiety or other mental health conditions. In a lot of cases, their actions, which may be the result of an underlying disorder, are mistaken for rebellion, laziness or contempt for authority. Misdiagnosing the symptoms […]


Diet and Depression: Landmark Study Confirms Link Between Diet and Recovery From Major Depression

There’s still a public squeamishness about major depression. The stigma, in fact, is part of the mental disorder itself. Feelings of shame, guilt and hopelessness are not generally subjects people want to talk about in personal social circles, much less at work or some other professional environment where they might fall prey to biases associated […]


Hemp Might be Removed from Controlled Substance List: Federal Lawmaker Lobbying for Legalized Hemp Farming in the U.S.

There’s a fine line or, if you prefer, rope between hemp and marijuana, though the two plants, have long been lumped together. Ever since the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act, it’s been illegal for U.S. farmers to grow the once thriving cash crop. That might be about to change. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is […]