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Owning A Dog in Childhood May Reduce Risk of Developing Schizophrenia Later in Life, Study Finds

January 9, 2020

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 By Hunter Moyler Newsweek https://www.newsweek.com/owning-dog-childhood-may-reduce-risk-developing-schizophrenia-later-life-study-finds-1478285 Childhood exposure to dogs may reduce a person’s likelihood of developing schizophrenia as an adult, according to a study published this month by researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine. However, the researchers stressed that their findings were not conclusive. More research, they said, needs to be conducted more »

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Amid serious violations at Washington’s private psychiatric hospitals, a regulator remained on the sidelines

Dec. 30, 2019 at 6:00 am Updated Dec. 30, 2019 at 8:06 pm By Daniel Gilbert The Seattle Times https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/as-private-psychiatric-hospitals-expanded-a-regulator-remained-on-the-sidelines/ The patient had been admitted to Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital on a 90-day involuntary commitment order. But when his health-insurance plan sent a team to check on him, some 20 days into his stay, he was gone. Representatives more »

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6 Ways You Can Help A Loved One On Their Healing Journey

Dec. 26, 2019 By Shainna Ali NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/December-2019/6-Ways-You-Can-Help-a-Loved-One-on-Their-Healing-J Take a moment to consider all the people in your life: your coworkers, friends, family. At any given time, 1 in 5 of these individuals is living with a mental health condition. You may have noticed them struggling, but if you’re not a trained mental health professional, you may not have more »

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NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive

Dec 18 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Board-of-Directors-Names-Daniel-H-Gillison-Jr-As-New-Chief-Executive NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness and their families, today announced the appointment of Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer effective January 21, 2020. “On behalf more »

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