Tag Archives: Health

Blogging for Mental Health – Reducing Stigma and Supporting Treatment

} On May 14, the American Psychological Asociation is encouraging members to blog on subjects related to mental health and mental illness. This is an opportune time for me to reflect on what has been accomplished in the nearly forty… Continue Reading Blogging for Mental Health – Reducing Stigma and Supporting Treatment

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Synthetic Cannabinoids – A Scary Brew

I attended a conference today on synthetic cannabinoid drugs, such as “Spice,” K-2, and “bath salts.” These are drugs made by altering the chemical properties of an existing drugs, primarily THC (cannabis, or marijuana). Although their popularity seems to have… Continue Reading Synthetic Cannabinoids – A Scary Brew

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Professor Sir Michael Marmot at Local Conference on Urban Mental Health

Today’s keynote speaker at the Adler School of Professional Psychology’s conference on urban mental health was Professor Sir Michael Marmot, a researcher at University College London who specializes in studying health inequities around the world. He made a number of… Continue Reading Professor Sir Michael Marmot at Local Conference on Urban Mental Health

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Wellness – There’s an App for That

One advantage of having a new generation of smartphones and tablets available is the wealth of free or inexpensive applications that can help us manage our daily lives. From banking to yoga practice, there are apps to make the job… Continue Reading Wellness – There’s an App for That

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A Culture of Health

I spent the day today at the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association annual conference. There were some excellent presentations and the opportunity to network with a great many EAP and treatment professionals.  

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