Monthly Archives: March 2011

Improving mental health treatment with online support

Over four million Americans suffering from mental illness are currently not receiving treatment, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2009).  It has been suggested that one way to reduce the number of untreated Americans with … Continue reading

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Video games: A way to build your relationship with your daughter

Coynne, Padilla-Walker, Stockdale & Day (2010) reported playing video games with parents was positively related to a decrease in aggressive behavior and increase in positive behavior and connectedness with parents for girls ages 11 to 16.  The research showed no … Continue reading

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Stigma of mental illness: Alive and well

A recent study (Pescosolido, Martin, Long, Medina, Phelan, & Link, 2010) found that attitudes concerning mental illness have not changed over the past 10 years and in some cases have even gotten worse.  This appears to be related to efforts … Continue reading

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Online support for Americans with mental health problems

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2009), 19.9% (45.1 million) of adults in the U.S. have experienced mental illness over the past year with 25.7% (8.9 million) of those also diagnosed with a substance use … Continue reading

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