Tag: mental health

Know What To Look For: The 4 Big Signs Of PTSD Laid Out In Less Than 4 Minutes

The statistics are staggering. Since October, 2001, approximately 2,050,000 U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq (respectively, OEF, OIF, OND [Operation New Dawn]) Nearly 7,000 American troops have been killed in combat Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade. –More than 52,000 have been wounded in combat.  But what about the veterans who … Continue reading Know What To Look For: The 4 Big Signs Of PTSD Laid Out In Less Than 4 Minutes

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Study Finds Siblings are Affected by Disabilities Too

A new study published today finds that siblings of children with disabilities are more likely than those with typically developing brothers or sisters to struggle with relationships, schoolwork, behavior and leisure time. The study could not explain why the siblings of disabled kids were more likely to have problems functioning socially or emotionally than kids … Continue reading Study Finds Siblings are Affected by Disabilities Too

Mental illness is One of the Leading Causes of Disability in the United States

Nearly 20 percent of Americans -- 44.5 million adults -- experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year, according to a new report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA). The report details state by state the percent of the population who has suffered a mental illness. According to the … Continue reading Mental illness is One of the Leading Causes of Disability in the United States

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program is Introduced After Year-Long Pilot

The following is a complete press release for the National Council for Behavioral Health. WASHINGTON D.C., Jan. 14, 2013—The National Council for Behavioral Health is offering an evidence-based training program to help citizens identify mental health problems in young people, intervene in mental health crises, and connect youth with care. The program, Youth Mental Health … Continue reading Youth Mental Health First Aid Program is Introduced After Year-Long Pilot