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When Internet use is a problem

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. (more…)

The risks of prescription drug misuse

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. (more…)

The problems of exercise extremes

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. (more…)

When sex is high-risk

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. (more…)

When does marijuana use become too risky?

In recognition of Mental Health Month 2017, Mental Health America has produced a great series of online resources about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illness — or even could be signs of mental health problems themselves. Here’s where you can find information about the risky business of marijuana […]

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Get involved.

Since 1949, organizations across the United States have promoted mental health awareness in May by reaching millions of people through health screenings, local events and media. There are a lot of ways you can make a big impact by spending just a little of your time. (more…)

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Experts to UN: We have the tools to prevent drug harm

The United Nations’ 60th Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs today wrapped up a week of meetings in Vienna, Austria, where world drug policy experts advocated for stronger efforts to prevent harms associated with drug use. Among them was Pubudu Sumanasekara, vice president of IGOT International, an umbrella organization headquartered in Stockholm that leads […]

More research links marijuana and psychosis

Since the late 1980s, researchers working worldwide have found that marijuana users have increased risk of experiencing psychosis, including schizophrenia. Now researchers reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry report that “our findings strongly support the large body of evidence from observational studies that exposure to cannabis plays a causal role in the development of schizophrenia.” […]