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National Friendship Day: Helping a friend through traumatic event recall
Posted in Trauma, Trauma and Abuse, Women’s Health - 0 Comments

Undergoing a traumatic experience can be extremely distressing and often threatening. It can result in the individual feeling fearful, even when relatively safe; constantly be on the edge; feel numb and detached; and disrupt his/her ability to come to terms with the event. Though most people recover from the trauma, it can resurface in the […]


Menopause and depression: Study finds new insights
Posted in Depression, Mental Health - 0 Comments

It is a well-known fact that fluctuating hormones are linked with a higher risk of developing mental health illnesses in women. Nevertheless, according to a recent study, women exposed to estrogen for a longer period of time, during their reproductive years, may have a lower risk of suffering from depression during their years of transition […]


Ex-actress Maia Campbell’s viral video on mental illness is no laughing matter
Posted in Dual Diagnosis, Mental Illness, Substance Abuse - 0 Comments

Starring in the hit sitcom, “In the House,” along with Debbie Allen and LL Cool J., Maia Campbell was a celebrity on the rise. A successful teen actress in the 1990s, her career suffered a major setback in the 2000s. While the actress is known to have trouble with drugs in the past, a recent […]


How Charlize Theron overcame her real life trauma to live a successful reel life
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In a radio interview, actor Charlize Theron (41), recently opened up about her experience growing up with a father addicted to alcohol and the night her mother killed him in an act of self-defense. A teenager at the time of the incident, the aftermath was worse than the incident itself, she shared. Theron told the […]


Couple arrested for giving drugs to newborn for hiding her withdrawal symptoms

A couple in Utah has been arrested for allegedly giving prescription pain medicine Suboxone to their newborn daughter the day she was born. According to the police, on April 9, 2017, when the medical staff at Utah Valley Hospital were out of the room, Lacey Dawn Christenson (26) and Colby Glen Wilde (29), crushed Suboxone […]


Mass. apex court allows medical marijuana users to assert claims for handicap discrimination
Posted in Addiction, Drug Abuse, Health and Wellness - 0 Comments

The Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts ordered a groundbreaking ruling recently, allowing medical marijuana users in the state to assert claims for handicap discrimination under the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act. The ruling, given on July 17, 2017, allows workers fired from their jobs due to failed drug tests to seek remedy through claims of […]


Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams on battling depression, hopelessness
Posted in Depression, Mental Health, Mental Illness - 0 Comments

“For the first time in my life, there wasn’t a pinhole of light at the end of the tunnel. I thought, I just wish everything would stop. Like, What’s the point? I don’t think I understood how dangerous hopelessness is. Everything hurts.” – Hayley Nichole Williams This is how Hayley Nichole Williams describes her depression. […]


Prenatal alcohol exposure and likelihood of addiction
Posted in Addiction, Alcohol Rehab, Drug Abuse, Pregnancy - 0 Comments

Although the adverse effects of alcohol are similar for both the sexes, women are at a greater risk even at lower levels of consumption. In addition to this drinking during pregnancy may harm the fetus and result in a number of birth-related defects in the unborn baby. Since there is no known safe level of […]


Spike in opioid-related inpatient stays among women
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When it comes to the American opioid crisis, men have traditionally been known to have a higher hospital admission rate. However, as per a new report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), it seems like the female population across the U.S. has also caught up. According to the report, the period between […]


Depicting trauma through movies: A woman’s perspective
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Lynn Ramsay – Scottish writer-and-director known for her much-acclaimed movies “Ratcatcher” (1999), “Morvern Callar” (2002) and “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011) – unveils her much-awaited movie “You Were Never Really There” (YWNRT) (2017). Known to portray life-changing trauma from a woman’s perspective, Ramsay’s new project provides viewers with a drastically different viewpoint. Unlike […]


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