5 Ways Love Is Good for Your Health
If you’re in a relationship, Valentine’s Day may be one of the healthiest days of the year — despite the champagne and chocolate. That’s because love come with some solid health benefits, according to a growing body of scientific research. Dr. Helen Riess, director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the forthcoming book The Empathy Effect, told TIME how falling head over heels can help your health, both mentally and physically. Love makes you happy. When you first fall in love, dopamine, the feel-good brain chemical associated with reward, i...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health in Asia Pacific
Mental health has been a peripheral issue in emerging markets for a long time, despite the severe impact not only on those directly affected but also on families and carers, as well as on social cohesion and economic development.Fortunately, mental health is starting to get more attention but there is still a widespread tendency to stigmatize and discriminate against people suffering with a mental illness. They are often considered as dangerous and aggressive which in turn increases the social distance.Is there an opportunity for pharma to do more? In the first of a series of articles exploring mental health in emerging ma...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: Opioid Issues and Trends in Rural America
February 21, 2018 2:30-3:30pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Investigators highlight potential of exercise in addressing substance abuse in teens
(Case Western Reserve University) Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents? In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research, researchers supply a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assisted exercise, in the prevention and adjunctive treatment of substance-use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents
The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program
Funding to increase access to mental health, substance abuse, and childhood obesity-related services in operational school-based health centers (SBHCs), by funding minor alteration/renovation (A/R) projects and/or purchase of moveable equipment, including telehealth equipment. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 01/2018 This 165-page Clinical Guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants. It helps healthcare professionals and patients determine the most clinically appropriate action for a particular situation, and informs individualized treatment decisions. It provides 16 fact sheets for prenatal care, infant care, and maternal postnatal care. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Book Review: A Parent ’ s Guide to Teen Addiction
It’s true in this country that we do have a war on drugs. But for many parents, that war is waging in their own home with their own teenagers. According to Laurence Westreich, MD, who is an addiction expert, father, and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help, defeating an enemy that is larger and more powerful than us will require unconventional tactics. The first step is to know who the enemy is. “Always remember that substance abuse – NOT your teenager – is the enemy,” writes Westreich. What teen...
Source: Psych Central - February 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Family Parenting Self-Help Substance Abuse child addiction get help for addiction parenting guide Teen Addiction teenager addiction Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:'Denver Needs Medical Support'
[The Herald] The past weeks have seen one of our promising footballers, Denver Mukamba, being in the newspapers daily over his well-known disciplinary issues emanating from suspected substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Handle a Child's Traumatic Stress
-- Childhood traumatic stress occurs when a violent or dangerous event overwhelms a child's or teen's ability to cope. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests how to help your child deal with traumatic... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 8, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Older former prisoners' pathways to sobriety - Wyse JJ.
This study explores how older age shapes processes of substance abuse cessation among male substance users recently released from prison. Semi-structured in-depth interviews and brief surveys were conducted with 15 men aged 49+, released from prison in a l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The case for considering rather than ignoring race/ethnicity in substance abuse research - Burlew AK.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on February 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from HHS's operating divisions, updates from the ex-officio members, and a council discussion. The meeting is open to the public and may be attended in person or via telephone. Pre-registration is requested. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a combined meeting of the four National Advisory Councils and the two Advisory Committees. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from center and office directors, a presentation on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee's (ISMICC) report to Congress, a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters, and a council discussion. Scheduled for February 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. Eastern, the mee...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Being Ana
“What if I let go of it? What part of me will die?  Why can I not let go of it for anything? What part of me does this disorder define?  Who will I be without it? What will I be?  Where will I be?” These words are just a snippet of the thoughts captured in Shani Raviv’s journal, years into her anorexia. This journal entry captures the questions that readers may experience while reading her memoir. They also aptly depict the internal struggle that Raviv felt over the course of her illness. Raviv’s memoir, Being Ana: A Memoir of Anorexia Nervosa chronicles her journey into and out ...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caroline Comeaux Lee Tags: Book Reviews Disorders Family Substance Abuse anorexia book anorexia nervosa book memoir about anorexia Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: National Advisory Council
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on February 16, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from HHS's operating divisions, updates from the ex-officio members, and a council discussion. The meeting is open to the public and may be attended in person or via telephone. Pre-registration is requested. Final publication in the Federal Register is scheduled ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: SAMHSA: Meetings: National Advisory Council
Pre-publication notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a combined meeting of the four National Advisory Councils and the two Advisory Committees. The meeting will include remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, updates from center and office directors, a presentation on the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee's (ISMICC) report to Congress, a presentation on SAMHSA's role in recent behavioral health responses to disasters, and a council discussion. Scheduled for February 15, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:25 p.m. ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 2, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ’s (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women’s Services (ACWS) will hold an open meeting on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Eastern at SAMHSA's main office in Rockville, Maryland. The meeting will include a discussion on assessing SAMHSA's current strategies related to women with beh avioral health needs who are either in the criminal justice system or experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the ACWS will be speaking with the Assistant Secretary of Mental Health and Substance Abuse regarding priorities and directions for behavioral health...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 1, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Anterograde amnesia and hippocampal lesions: is fentanyl the culprit?
Hippocampus (wikipedia.org) 3 out of 5 stars An Unusual Amnesic Syndrome Associated With Combined Fentanyl and Cocaine Use. Duru LB et al. Ann Intern Med 30 Jan 2018 [Epub ahead of print] Reference Last year we reviewed an MMWR report describing 14 cases of anterograde amnesia associated with substance abuse and bilateral ischemia of the hippocampi, as well as an additional paper giving somewhat more detailed clinical information on the initial four cases. This letter describes an additional case that occurred in West Virginia. A 30-year-old man with a history of heroin use was found at home to be difficult to ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 31, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cocaine fentanyl hippocampus hippocampus ischemia norfentanyl opiate opioid Source Type: news

Tanzania:Drug Addicts' Health Centre Underway
[Daily News] THE government is setting up a large-scale state-of-the-art occupational therapy centre to assist thousands of people who are struggling to recover from substance abuse in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

VA Health System Failing on Mental Health Care: Report
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 31, 2018 -- Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gender differences in complex posttraumatic stress symptoms, and their relationship to mental health and substance abuse outcomes in incarcerated adults - Giarratano P, Ford JD, Nochajski TH.
Complex trauma (CT; for example, childhood abuse) has been associated with significant behavioral health problems (i.e., mental health and substance use disorders) and symptoms that are consistent with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). CT is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do
California State Library. 01/19/2018 This 59-minute webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in the United States, and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Topics include how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal; what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); and getting help from social services agencies, substance abuse professionals, and the police. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Childhood trauma in schizophrenia spectrum disorders as compared to substance abuse disorders - M ørkved N, Winje D, Dovran A, Arefjord K, Johnsen E, Kroken RA, Anda-Ågotnes LG, Thimm JC, Sinkeviciute I, Rettenbacher M, Løberg EM.
The prevalence of childhood trauma (CT) in schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) and substance abuse disorders (SUDs) is high. Direct comparisons of CT in these disorders are lacking, and it is not known whether there are differences in self-reported CT ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How conversations with virtual people could help mitigate the opioid crisis
It often starts in the doctor’s office or the emergency room. A patient has broken their leg and will be in pain for weeks. Another patient has had back surgery and is on their way home, but it will take time before they’re fully recovered. A third patient has returned for a consult about the constant pain that keeps them awake at night. All of these patients could be prescribed opioids. But as the addiction crisis rages on, healthcare professionals have become wary of doling out addictive painkillers. Research has shown that the slippery slope of addiction often begins with a perfectly legal prescription. That...
Source: Mass Device - January 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Healthcare Reform Hospital Care Pain Management Pharmaceuticals kognito Source Type: news

Public mental health care for older Californians is lacking as need grows
California ’s older adult population will increase 64 percent by 2035, and with it the need for more mental health services. Yet the state’s public mental health system lacks adequate services specifically tailored to older adults, according to a study and other documents released today by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.Notably, the state has no systematic record of which local agencies used state mental health care funds to provide services for older adults or data to measure whether treatments worked.This is the state ’s first evaluation of mental health services for adults 60...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 25, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Health Tip: Manage ADHD In Children
-- Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tends to make a person more impulsive, inattentive and hyperactive. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration suggests how to help manage ADHD in children: Train parents,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 24, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $52 Million in Grants to Treat People Affected by Homelessness, Mental Health Disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $52 million in grants to help local service providers offer behavioral health and recovery support services to people experiencing homelessness. Up to 16 grants will be awarded under SAMHSA's Treatment for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $17 Million in Grants to Address HIV and Behavioral Health Disorders
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $17.4 million in grants to integrate evidence-based, culturally competent mental and substance use disorder treatment with HIV primary care and prevention services. Up to 10 grants will be awarded through SAMHSA's Minority AIDS Initiative: Service Integration Program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Voting Is Good for Your Health, Study Finds
Voting isn’t just good for the country. A new study reveals that adolescents and young adults who are civically involved also tend to have better health. In the new study, published Tuesday in the journal Child Development, researchers analyzed data from 9,471 adolescents and young adults between ages 11 and 20, who were surveyed in 1994-1995 and followed for nearly 15 years. They found that young people who engaged in any of three activities—volunteering, voting or activism—were more likely to have a higher income and education later in life than those who did not. People who volunteered and voted were a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized activism adolescents civic engagement Depression depressive symptoms Education health health benefits of volunteering healthier healthytime income public health substance abuse volunteering health benefits Votin Source Type: news

Investigating the effects of medical marijuana laws on educational attainment - Li Y, Palma MA.
From 1996 to 2013, a total of 19 states and Washington, D.C. adopted medical marijuana laws (MML). Early adolescent marijuana use correlates with several problems later in life, including job-related skill acquisition, illegal substance abuse, and educatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prescription drug abuse prevention at CU Anschutz receives $1.5 million
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) The Colorado Health Foundation has invested more than $1.5 million to advance Colorado's efforts to fight substance abuse and the opioid epidemic plaguing the state. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Twisted Psychology of Parents Who Torture Their Children
Don’t try to fathom what was going on in the minds of the California parents who starved and imprisoned their 13 children for years before one of the victims escaped and informed the police last weekend. Really, there is no unraveling it—not fully, at least. Basic empathy and the care of offspring are among the most fundamental lines of code in the human operating system. When that gets corrupted—when the protectors become tormentors, when the nurturers become jailers—it’s nearly impossible to grasp, much less explain. That doesn’t mean that forensic psychologists and others aren’t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger and Belinda Luscombe Tags: Uncategorized onetime psychology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
As a relatively new and still poorly recognized concept, few people come to therapy identifying as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD). As a rule, a diagnosis of C-PTSD comes only after the process of self-discovery in therapy has begun. When people suffering from C-PTSD are referred to a therapist, or decide to seek help for themselves, it is usually because they are seeking help for one of its symptoms, including dissociative episodes, problems forming relationships, and alcohol or substance abuse. One of the more common issues that leads to the discovery of C-PTSD is the presence of an eating ...
Source: Psych Central - January 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Eating Disorders Loneliness Psychology PTSD Trauma Treatment affect regulation Bingeing Body Image C-PTSD Child Abuse child neglect Childhood Trauma complex posttraumatic stress di Source Type: news

Few employers know how to deal with addiction in the workplace. Here's some advice.
About 20 percent of human resource professionals feel prepared to deal with substance abuse and addiction issues in the workplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018! Learn more about free materials, activities, and opportunities for your school, public library, or community organization t...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Feds freeze mental health practices registry
Federal health officials recently froze a program aimed to educate the public and provide information about evidence-based mental health and substance abuse treatment programs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How medtech could stop the drug overdose crisis in the U.S.
[Image from The.Comedian on Flickr]The opioid epidemic is one of the deadliest problems facing the U.S. today. Through the development of new pain management devices, medtech could be a leader in solving the crisis. The prescription opioid overdose crisis in America didn’t start until the late 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies touted prescription painkillers that weren’t supposed to be addictive. As a result, medical professionals more frequently prescribed opioid painkillers. Since then, opioid-related deaths have seen a steady increase. From 2000 to 2014, nearly half a million Americans died from a drug ov...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Hospital Care mHealth (Mobile Health) Pain Management Patient Monitoring Avancen Halyard Health MedTech Myoscience nevro opioid crisis Regenesis Biomedical Inc. Source Type: news

Feds freeze mental health practices registry
The registry acted as a clearinghouse for mental health and substance abuse treatments. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Denial: The Primary Roadblock to Addiction Recovery
Getting a loved one to go to drug and alcohol rehab isn’t always easy. Some people may not be ready to admit that they have a problem, let alone spend 30 to 90 days in a rehab center. Denial is one of the main roadblocks that can keep a person from enrolling in addiction treatment and moving forward with their life.1 So what does this look like daily? How can we help our loved ones overcome their denial and accept the help they need to get better? Addicted and In Denial As a person on the outside, it may be difficult for you to understand how your loved one can deny their addiction and the problems it causes, especia...
Source: Psych Central - January 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kelsey Brown Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Caregivers Codependence Family Substance Abuse Denial Drug Abuse Empowerment recovery Substance Use Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council (NAC), which is scheduled on February 14, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The meeting is open to the public and will include discussions on opioid use prevention, the substance use prevention workforce, and recent CSAP program developments. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 11, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) Resource Collections
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 11/02/2017 This Web page provides various resources and useful information for those in the disaster behavioral health field. Topics are Acute Interventions, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal-Specific Resources, Animals and Disasters, Chemical and Biological Events, Children and Youth, Disaster Responders, Disaster Response Template Toolkit, Disaster-Specific Resources, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Hurricane, Technological Disaster, Terrorism, Tornado, Tsunami, Wildfire, Faith-based Communities and Spiritual Leaders, Immediate Disaster Response, Languages Oth...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Longitudinal effects of gendered harassment perpetration and victimization on mental health outcomes in adolescence - Rinehart SJ, Espelage DL, Bub KL.
Gendered harassment, including sexual harassment and homophobic name-calling, is prevalent in adolescents and is linked to negative outcomes including depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse, and personal distress. However, much of the extant lit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"Keeping it real": the relational effects of trauma among African American women and their substance abuse treatment counselors - Blakey JM, Grocher KB.
This study examined the ki... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Taking Care of Our Own Training Course
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 11/02/2017 This one-hour online course provides law enforcement officers with a foundational skill set to better understand and address the behavioral health stressors that are unique to law enforcement. It helps law enforcement officers learn to recognize signs and symptoms of stress, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicidal thoughts and actions. It also suggests ways to develop and build resiliency, and offers tips on where and how to seek help, if it is needed. (Text) Site requires free registration. (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide f...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Celebration = intoxication is a dangerous message for kids
On New Year’s Eve, CNN fielded reporters all over the country to cover and arguably, to define how Americans celebrate. A report from a “puff, pass and paint” party in Denver, in which revelers flaunted their marijuana use, caught the attention of millions of viewers and became a subject of discussion nationally. The arrival of marijuana in the realm of legal and now socially-accepted substances, strengthens the message that substance use is required for having a good time.Showcasing marijuana use on national television is relatively new following the recent liberalization of marijuana policy in several s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicholas Chadi and Sharon Levy Tags: Ask the Expert Parenting Teen Health Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Source Type: news

Recovering From Disasters
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 11/29/2017 This Web page provides information and resources to help during the recovery process in the aftermath of disasters. It provides information about disaster reactions and phases of disasters, and provides helpful links for recovery information for the general public, children, first responders, older adults, business, and tribal communities. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 09/19/2017 This Web site provides information and links about the Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC), which helps states, U.S. territories, tribes, and local providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster. Topics include the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP), Disaster Distress Helpline, and Disaster Behavioral Health Resources. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news