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While the majority of individuals who don’t have access to safe and secure housing are in their situations due to economic reasons, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25 percent of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness.

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The diagnosis of mental disorders is largely based on looking at a patient's history to determine signs and symptoms that, collectively, lead to a recognizable syndrome. Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD, can include hyperactivity, fidgeting, trouble focusing or the need to get up frequently. But youth at risk for bipolar disorder often initially present signs of having ADHD.

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Some peoples’ clown phobias may have been triggered with the bizarre string of clown sightings, threats and arrests throughout Ohio and the nation. The fear of clowns is known as Coulrophobia, one of hundreds of phobias people may have.

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Music and dance can be powerful, promoting a sense of wellness, bringing joy and healing, and uniting people. Music and dance therapies are research-based health practices that can improve an individual's physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. 

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About six million Americans age 65 and older experience symptoms of depression. Though common among the elderly, depression is not a normal part of aging. 

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According to a survey conducted by Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center, U.S. state prisons and county jails have as many as 10 times more seriously mentally ill inmates than state psychiatric hospitals. 

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U.S. state prisons and county jails have as many as 10 times more seriously mentally ill inmates than state psychiatric hospitals. 

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have developed a test that could help identify whether a student is likely to become violent. Doctors spent more than a year interviewing 25 area students and analyzing their language to see if they're at high risk for a violent act.

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It’'s normal for kids to experience some anxiety, such as before the first day of school or a big test. 

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Toxic stress occurs in children when they experience prolonged episodes of physical or emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness or economic hardship without adult support. 

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From Jack Nicholson’s character in “As Good As It Gets” to the TV show “Monk,” Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has long seeped its way into popular culture. While many may have heard the term, it is often inaccurately portrayed in the media. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD is a chronic and enduring disorder in which a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions) that he or she repeats over and over.

How To Manage Stress

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We all experience stress from time to time, whether in the workplace or at home, but how much is too much? Stress can have a negative impact on our minds and bodies; too much of it can cause diseases such as depression, anxiety and heart attack. According to the American Psychological Association, one in three Americans report experiencing extreme stress.
 

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Academic and social pressures can make  junior high and high school a tough time for teenagers. And during those formative years, teens are also going through physical, mental and emotional changes. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, one in five adolescents ages 13-18 have or will develop a serious mental illness such as depression.

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While it’s common knowledge that bullying can occur in schools, it can also be a problem in the workplace. This abusive behavior may include threats, humiliation, intimidation or even sabotage. About 27 percent of people have experienced some form of workplace bullying but a majority of employers deny, discount or even defend it.

It all began when Professor Javy Wong Galindo received an email containing a simple question, asked at the right time: “How can I be happier?”  Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails 

Maternal depression affects up to 45% of all pregnant, postpartum and parenting women in home visiting programs. Cincinnati’s Every Child Succeeds Scientific Director Dr. Robert Ammerman has developed and deployed the Moving Beyond Depression™ (MBD) maternal depression treatment program, to help reverse the downward spiral that results from clinical maternal depression. 

  Domestic violence not only takes a toll on its survivors, according to a 2013 report in Forbes, it is also responsible for an estimated $8.3 billion in medical and lost productivity costs each year in the United States. The YWCA Domestic Violence Employer Assistance Program was designed to support businesses who learn of an employee struggling with domestic violence.

Discrimination and stigma can create barriers to recovery for people facing mental health issues. But changing perceptions about mental illness can help remove those barriers. Lindner Center of HOPE is holding an Education Day on Sunday, May 3, to enhance awareness of mental illness and addiction, and ultimately, help reduce stigma surrounding these conditions.

Liza Long is the mother of a child who has bipolar disorder. When she heard about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, her first thought was, “"what if my son does that someday?"” She wrote an emotional response to the tragedy, which was published online as “I Am Adam Lanza'’s Mother

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  Alzheimer's is a devastating disease with no known cure. It slowly steals a person's intellect, ability to communicate, independence, and dignity, and now affects more than five million Americans. We look at what we know about Alzheimer’s disease, with Miami University Department of Sociology & Gerontology Assistant Professor Dr. Kate de Medeiros and Professor Dr. Jennifer M. Kinney. Dr. de Medeiros and Dr.

The Teenage Mind

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  As any parent with teenagers can tell you, those teen years can sometimes be confusing, aggravating, and frustrating.  Many have asked the question, “What is going on inside their heads?”  In his new book, BRAINSTORM: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Neuropsychologist Dr. Daniel Siegel sheds some light on the subject, and explains why teens think the way they do.

  The local heroin crisis has rightfully received a lot of attention, but alcohol is still the most-abused drug in the U.S. It wrecks lives, devastates families, and is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths each year among those under the age of 21.

  Law enforcement and health professionals are calling heroin abuse in Greater Cincinnati an epidemic. The drug is cheap, easy to get, and its affects are devastating. But several agencies and individuals have joined forces to fight heroin use. Dr. Lynne Saddler, Northern Kentucky Health Department District director of Health, Senior Program Officer Ann Barnum with Interact for Health, and Dr.

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