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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 

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