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Back to School Anxiety in Teens

An anxiety disorder is a mental health problem that can affect people of all ages, including adolescents.  In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental health disorder in adolescents, affecting as many as ten percent of young people. Anxiety is the feeling of worry, apprehension or dread that something bad is going to happen … Read More

Back to School Stress in Teens

The start of a new school year is usually a time of hope, excitement, and possibility. Unfortunately, for many young people it can also be a stressful experience that negatively impacts their mental health. The signs and symptoms of mental health concerns among children and adolescents can vary depending on a wide range of individual factors. … Read More

Back to School Depression in Teens

It’s not unusual for young people to experience “the blues” or feel “down in the dumps” occasionally. Adolescence is always an unsettling time, with the many physical, emotional, psychological and social changes that accompany this stage of life. Academic, social, or family conflicts can create a strong sense of rejection and can lead to deep … Read More

25% of all overdoses are from heroin

America’s opioid epidemic continues: The latest numbers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, released Friday, show that one in four drug overdoses in 2015 was related to heroin. In 1999, just 6% of all overdoses were related to the drug. When looking at overdoses overall, opioid-related deaths represented the majority. In 2015, overdoses … Read More

Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017

Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2017 NCHS Data Brief No. 330, November 2018 PDF Version Holly Hedegaard, M.D., Sally C. Curtin, M.A., and Margaret Warner, Ph.D. Key findings Data from the National Vital Statistics System, Mortality From 1999 through 2017, the age-adjusted suicide rate increased 33% from 10.5 to 14.0 per 100,000. Suicide rates … Read More

The Dangers of Substance Abuse in the Workplace

By Buddy T Buddy T is an anonymous writer and founding member of the Online Al-Anon Outreach Committee with decades of experience writing about alcoholism. Alcohol and drug abuse by employees cause many expensive problems for business and industry ranging from lost productivity, injuries, and an increase in health insurance claims. The loss to companies in … Read More

Latino Mental Health

See original article HERE. Latinos are no different when it comes to prevalence of mental health conditions when compared to the rest of the population. However, your concerns or experiences and how you understand and cope with these conditions may be different. This page focuses on the common challenges many Latinos face in seeking mental health … Read More

Caring For Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations.  How you respond to the outbreak can depend … Read More

Suicide in Missouri: Where We Stand

University of Missouri—St. Louis In 2013, suicides outnumbered homicides by more than two to one in Missouri (958 vs. 390).* Among Missouri youth/young adults ages 15‐24, suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death. More Missourians died by suicide than by motor vehicle accidents (958 vs. 757). The use of firearms is the primary means … Read More