peer support

Brain Connectivity Changes May Prevent the Development of Bipolar Disorder

...  Connectivity Changes May Prevent The Development Of Bipolar Disorder "The ability of the siblings to rewire their brain networks means they have adaptive neuroplasticity that may help them avoid the disease even though they still carry the genetic scar of bipolar disorder when they process emotional information," said … Read more on Science World Report Mental Health Peer Support Group by CandleX This is a long term community service by CandleX, a project in Beijing that focuses on the mental health by awareness raising on depression and bi-polar disorder. This is a continuing effort to provide more support to our Beijing English speaking … Read more on The Beijinger Tags: community service, bipolar disorder, peer support, support group, ipolar disorder ...

Treating Depression Without Medication: Teenagers Solving Depression Without Medication

Have you ever seen a baby who was experiencing a depressive emotional state? Of course not. Have you ever seen a young happy child finding out he is not going to get to go to Disneyland? Can you imagine his mood swing from very up to very down. Ever seen a teenage girl finding out her new boyfriend went out with her best friend? Emotions range from deep despair and hopelessness and grief, up to bliss and ecstasy and so many places in between. I know someone who would feel guilty if they found a dollar bill in the parking lot and did not turn it in to the authority. Read more... ...

BC to Revive Riverview Hospital as Mental-Health, Addiction Treatment Centre

...  to revive Riverview Hospital as mental-health, addiction treatment centre Client services will include programs for ongoing support, assessment, crisis intervention, co-ordinated psychiatric and medical treatment, life and social skills, drug-and-alcohol recovery, jobs skills, education and peer support, said Lake. “By … Read more on The Globe and Mail Atheist inmate settles for .95 million over 12-step drug rehab Barry Hazle was paroled after a one-year prison term for methamphetamine possession in 2007 and was ordered to spend the next 90 days in a residential drug treatment program. When he arrived, officials told him it was a 12-step program, modeled on … Read more on SFGate Read ...

Physical Rehab Center: Treating Physical and Mental Dependency With Non 12 Step Rehab

...  traditional 12 step rehabilitation program was pioneered in the early 1930’s by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and was followed later by Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and other similar 12 step programs. The basic premise of these programs is that addiction is a disease that the individual must struggle with for the rest of his life. The main treatment tool of these programs relies on counseling through peer support in both group counseling settings and one on one mentorship or sponsorship support. Some people are able to rehabilitate through this process but most people find themselves falling back into the same addictive habits. Why? Because they haven’t treated the underlying cause of their addictive behavior; they haven’t addressed both their physical and mental dependencies. Read ...

She's Been There

...  disorders with an unusual perspective — that of one who has suffered its devastating effects, as well as one who has treated those who are suffering from it. Jamison will be the featured speaker … Read more on Frederick News Post (subscription) Coakley tours Taunton State Hospital, pledges to keep mental health care … She said it is crucial that the state provide a variety of treatment options for people with mental illness, from outpatient to court-ordered to residential to peer support. … Her brother, who was bipolar and refused medication, committed suicide in … Read more on Boston Globe Read ...

Community Advisory Board: The Harder We Try, the More We Overreach

...  Advisory Board: The harder we try, the more we overreach Who can forget the notorious gangster Al Capone who was responsible for massive killings and was said to control the sale of liquor to over 10,000 speakeasies. He controlled the liquor supply from Canada to Florida. Second, there was a total disregard … Read more on Fayetteville Observer Bulletin Board Al-Anon and Alateen, meetings locally. … Dual Recovery Anonymous, 12-step peer support meeting, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at 625 Court St. Framework of recovery for those with addiction and emotional or psychiatric illness. … UnityPoint Health – St … Read more on Sioux City Journal Tags: sioux city journal, sioux city, peer support ...

Suicidal Ideation & Cyberbullying

...  as an outreach coordinator that specializes in helping people find mental health treatment at Sovereign Health Group. Like this author? Catch up on other posts by Marissa Maldonado … Read more on PsychCentral.com (blog) 2014-03-21T00:00:00Z Bulletin Board Sioux City Journal Blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays in the lobby at Westwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Free to public. Information. Connections Area … Dual Recovery Anonymous, 12-step peer support meeting, 4 to 5 p.m … Read more on Sioux City Journal Tags: sioux city journal, sovereign health group, treatment center, mental health, peer support, sioux city ...