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So Your Teen is Taking Drugs–What Can You Do?

I hope my readers will learn from this important post written by Anne Roberts.   So Your Teen Is Taking Drugs – What Can You Do? Teenage drug taking is a major concern for many parents. It’s one of the things we warn them about most strenuously – not least due to the very real […]

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Colleges Cope with Increased Depression

I missed National Depression Screening Day on Oct 11.  Yom Kippur found itself in the middle of my blogging agenda. Like some college students I’m posting about, my “paper” is 3 days late. The “Wall Street Journal,” however, was right on time with its feature, “College Students Flood Mental-Health Centers.” Their article covers  a “Beating Anxiety” workshop […]

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Talk About Your Medicines Month

My husband won’t take pain medicine. He says it interferes with his thinking–and he’s the thinking type.  He’ll stay in bed with one hand over his migraine-aching head for hours, but no pain pill (or anything else) will pass his lips. What he will do, however, is stop at the drugstore after a medical, dental, […]

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Don’t Shoot–I’m Mentally Ill!

National Mental Health Awareness Week is here again. Unfortunately, what’s new since last year is not an improvement, unless you consider an upsurge in recent news reporting on police violence against the mentally ill to be a step in the right direction. The Washington Post reported that 124 people shot to death in the U.S. by police in […]

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