Monthly Archives: March 2016

Would you know what to do when a mental health situation arises?

Romans helps those with mental illness and their families, those who struggle behind closed doors, get treatment and ultimately thrive. [SLIDESHOW: 15 fast facts about mental health in America] But we rarely see the treatment and success stories. What we do see … Continue reading

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Early signs of autism Video Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvP5A5OHpU Click the link above to see a short tutorial on early signs of autism spectrum disorder.  

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Stop connecting mental illness with violence

It certainly seems right given how often mental illness is offered as an explanation for violent behaviour. Just this week, for example, we heard that the recent attack on a Canadian Forces recruiting centre might have been the result, not … Continue reading

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Myth vs. Fact: Sorting out mental illness, violence relationship

It is true that a higher percentage of those with serious mental illness are likely to engage in violent behavior than those in the general population. This fact speaks more to the reality that we have unsatisfactory resources to treat … Continue reading

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Dear Bernie: Our Mental Health Isn’t a Punch Line for Your Jokes

There is a huge stigma around mental illness and it directly affects whether people seek treatment. Whites are the most likely to get treatment for mental illness, with Blacks and Latinos getting help at half the rate of Whites. According … Continue reading

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Simplifying Childhood May Protect Against Mental Health Issues

Early in his career, Payne volunteered in refugee camps, where children were dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. He describes them as, “jumpy, nervous, and hyper-vigilant, wary of anything novel or new.” Years later Payne ran a private practice in England, … Continue reading

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Mental illness: Families cut out of care

The federal law, called the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, forbids health providers from disclosing a patient’s medical information without consent. Unlike patients with physical conditions, people with serious mental illness often need help making decisions and taking … Continue reading

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