NAMI Offers Local Communities Support Amid State Mental Health Crisis

NAMI Offers Local Communities Support Amid State Mental Health Crisis











Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 1, 2010

In a newly released interview filmed at the 2010 NAMI national convention, Mike Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), underscores the ongoing impact of the economic recession on state mental health services and highlights the local NAMI supports offered to people affected by mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The economic downturn continues to affect individuals and families in every state. For those living with serious mental illness, state budget cuts continue to jeopardize mental health programs, which results in added pressure on hospital emergency rooms, crisis teams, the criminal justice system and other aspects of society. Many people also are experiencing depression or anxiety for the first time and may be struggling to navigate the mental health system.

“Each year, NAMI members and supporters from virtually every state in the country to come together at the national convention to talk about their lives, what works, what’s effective, now to make change,” said Fitzpatrick. “During these difficult times, when people may not have access to the supports and treatment they deserve, people need NAMI more than ever.”

There are many ways people can find help and become involved with a local NAMI affiliate. NAMI offers a wide variety of education, training and peer support programs led by trained facilitators who have experience living with mental illness themselves or care for a loved one living with mental illness. In addition to these programs, NAMI advocates are active in their communities, educating local leaders and the public about mental health care issues. Find a local NAMI contact today.

About NAMI

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.

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New Health and Natural Healing Article Directory Offers Free Online Syndication For Nutritional Health Article Writers, and Free Content For Health Industry Publications

New Health and Natural Healing Article Directory Offers Free Online Syndication For Nutritional Health Article Writers, and Free Content For Health Industry Publications










Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 31, 2006

Applied Health Solutions, Inc., an Arizona based nutritional products organization, announced today the launching of the Applied Health Articles web site.

Applied Health Articles is an online library, or article repository, tailored specifically for the author or publisher of health related content. Registration is free to all contributors, as well as those seeking professionally written articles on a broad spectrum of health topics.

Submitted articles are from health writers, doctors, nutritionists, therapists, and others. Topic categories include mental/emotional health, environmental issues and alternative therapies, and physical health conditions that cover the most common ailments we face in our modern population.

Authors may submit their articles for review at no charge. There is a simple online submittal form to help authors take advantage of the broad reach and target-rich environment that an online article library represents. Likewise, publishers may republish any articles, free of charge, with a simple commitment to maintain the author’s bio and copyright information.

All submitted material is reviewed for content integrity to verify the appropriateness for the requested directory category and subject matter.

Applied Health Articles is available at: http://www.appliedhealtharticles.com or through the Applied Health Solutions main web site at: http://www.appliedhealth.com.

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To Promote ‘Health Care vs. Sick Care,’ OIM Offers Free 15-Minute Consult Through Sept. 15, 2011

To Promote ‘Health Care vs. Sick Care,’ OIM Offers Free 15-Minute Consult Through Sept. 15, 2011











A leading Manhattan specialist in neuromuscular skeletal conditions, Dr. Ilan Bohm is the founder of OIM, and is offering a special “15-Minute Free Consult” now available to qualifying new patients.


New York, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

Manhattan’s Dr. Ilan Bohm, a noted health advocate and neuromuscular skeletal expert, has announced an introductory discount special for his offices at OIM, with a “15-Minute Free Consult” with Dr. Bohm now available to new patients.

The limited-time Free Consult will enable first-time patients to experience OIM while also getting the benefit of a personalized consultation with Dr. Bohm, one of New York City’s leading experts in integrative health care. The special is a direct way for Dr. Bohm to emphasize the importance of providing “health care versus sick care,” a philosophy that is vital to his approach to medicine.

“‘Sick care’ encompasses today’s standard approach to treating symptoms not systems, these days,” comments Dr. Ilan Bohm. “But our approach is true ‘health care,’ instead, in which the overall health of the patient is evaluated and treated as a whole. Instead of seeing and treating a symptom at OIM, for instance, we use a combination of applied kinesiology, diagnostic technology, and Western medicine to look for and treat the underlying source. This greatly improves the chances that the patient’s overall health will improve.”

OIM’s 15-Minute Free Consult Special with Dr. Bohm will run through September 15, 2011, and is available for qualifying first-time patients. For more information, please contact OIM at 212.277.4406.

About Dr. Ilan Bohm:

Dr. Bohm has been recognized for his diagnostic and curative abilities since 1980, leading to a long history of patient success, and usually without surgery. Dr. Bohm’s skills in applied kinesiology, a specialized diagnostic tool, enable him to address the primary imbalances that may develop into symptoms that correlate to organs and muscles, establishing patterns of stress that are in conflict with the body. His ability to piece together these imbalances allows Dr. Bohm to draw together various techniques to bring about relief care and reversal of the illness process.

Dr. Bohm studied traditional Western medicine under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Pierre Rabishong, at the University of Montpelier in France. Inspired by Dr. Rabishong’s work in Biomechanics, Dr. Bohm realized that Western medicine was rooted in the treatment of symptoms, not their causes, and began to pursue training in physical and holistic medicine. He received his degree of Doctor of Chiropractic, then went on to specialize in Applied Kinesiology, founding OIM in 1980. The office has since become an acclaimed oasis promoting health and tranquility with patients and celebrities from around the world.

For more information on OIM, please visit DrIlanBohm.com, become a fan on Facebook at /OIMNYC, or follow OIM on Twitter at @OIMNYC.

CONTACT INFO

For more information on Dr. Ilan Bohm’s introductory discount, his “Think Before You Pill” campaign, to tour OIM as a member of the press, or to interview him as an expert resource, please contact Angela Mitchell at 904.982.8043.

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Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression

Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression











MentalHelp.net


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 19, 2008

MentalHelp.net, a site dedicated to educating and informing the public, has announced that additional resources are available on the site for soldiers, their families and anyone with questions about how the Iraq war is impacting suicide rates and depression among military personnel.

“The soldiers, their families and the public are increasingly concerned about suicide, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues related to the Iraq war,” Mark Dombeck, Ph.D., founder of MentalHelp.net said. “The number of Iraq war veterans needing mental health care continues to rise sharply.”

“MentalHelp.net is an excellent resource for finding information on certain mental illnesses and disorders. MentalHelp.net’s mission is to help educate the public about mental illness and the importance of treatment,” he added. “Mental health is an integral part of health care, but is often overlooked because of inaccessibility. Many people are not sure if they need help, and that is where the material at MentalHelp.net comes in. From symptoms of certain mental illnesses and disorders, to living with someone who has a mental illness, MentalHelp.net is an excellent free resource for anything regarding mental illnesses.”

Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D and an editor at the site added, “Many soldiers coming home from war are in desperate need of help from a therapist, but many think they do not need the help. MentalHelp.Net has a plethora of articles about disorders and mental illnesses that may be affecting veterans. Two common ones are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression.”

“There are a variety of other issues that can arise when a soldier returns from war, and MentalHelp.net has information on these as well. These articles can help not only the veterans themselves, but the families of these veterans. Family members can access hundred of articles explaining a mental illness or disorder and learn the symptoms so they can help their loved one” Riess explained.

“PTSD is very common among veterans and can be treated in a variety of ways. Some can be helped by therapy visits, and others can be helped by medication. Recent statistics show that one in five soldiers returning from war suffer from PTSD. Left untreated, serious consequences can occur,” added Dombeck. “MentalHelp.net strives to get the word out to the public about the importance of treatment for these issues and get our veterans the help that they need.”

MentalHelp.net has a therapist finder feature on their website that allows anyone to search for a therapist in their area based on the issue for which they would be seen. Veterans and family members alike can use this feature to locate a mental health professional who will be able to provide the services needed. Other features on the MentalHelp.net website are question and answer sections, an online mental help support community where people can give and receive advice on certain mental illnesses, and blogs written by mental health professionals.

“With all of the information that MentalHelp.net has to offer, help for veterans is just a click away. By spending a little time on the website, you can read about a mental illness, read about the symptoms, and find a mental health professional in your area,” Dombeck said. “This free resource is extremely valuable and easy to use in order to get our veterans the help they need–and deserve.”

About MentalHelp.net

The MentalHelp.net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.

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New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents

New Book on Teen Pregnancy Offers Tool For Teens and Parents










Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) October 15, 2007

“I wanted this book to tell teenage readers that they are not alone and that they are not ‘crazy’ in their experiences with peer pressure,” says Kim McLeod, author of Wishing: Diaries of a Teen Pregnancy and Ottawa-based parenting coach. “And I wanted to give parents a tool to help them start a discussion with their kids about sex and sexual health.”

Sometimes shocking, Wishing is a true story, told in McLeod’s own words. Based on the diaries she diligently kept during her teens in the 1980s, this book bluntly describes her feelings and experiences as she navigated peer pressure, drug use, teen relationships, sex and finally, pregnancy. It starkly illustrates how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can cloud the ability to make healthy choices.

While the story takes place in the 1980s, when the rate of teen pregnancy was slightly higher, the problem is still widespread. Statistics Canada reported 33,000 teen pregnancies in 2006. And McLeod herself recently became a grandmother, when her own teenage daughter became a mother.

For McLeod, sharing her experiences is important. She sees it as a way to start a dialogue about sexuality and the issues that face all young people. And it’s a way to help parents reconnect with their kids.

“Parents are considered a major source of information on sex and sexual health by their teenagers (63%) and nearly half (43%) consider their parent to be the most useful and valuable source of information.” This, according to a 2006 report from the Canadian Association of Adolescent Health.

A truly moving story, Wishing offers insight into the psyche of a young woman. It clearly conveys her desire for intimacy, her confusion, misgivings and pain as she searches for love, meaning and for herself.

Wishing is available through online booksellers and through GrandmaK’s web site.

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