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Greg Escalante, champion of Lowbrow artists, dies

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 19:04

In his 30s and several years out of college, where he had studied art and been bored by much of it, Greg Escalante saw a skateboarding magazine and was so bowled over by the artwork on the cover that he spent the rest of his life championing the genre it represented - what came to be known as Lowbrow art. As a gallery owner, curator, collector, writer and all-around cheerleader, Mr. Escalante furthered the work of countless artists in that brash, eye-popping genre, notably through Juxtapoz, the art magazine he helped bring into being.

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'I was on the verge of taking my own life' - Chef on the impact the career can have on mental health

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 14:45

A chef has spoken about the impact the difficult career can have on mental health and said he considered taking his own life at his lowest point. A chef has spoken about the impact the difficult career can have on mental health and said he considered taking his own life at his lowest point.

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How a failed suicide affects the brain

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:22

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New Mexico suicide rate drops

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 05:52

That's according to the New Mexico Department of Health, which reports a 6 percent drop in the number of suicides in 2016 when compared to 2015. The department says that's reversing a rising trend of suicides in the last three years.

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New Milford survey responses to help youth

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 01:26

About 22 percent of local high school seniors admitted they had felt depressed within the last month in a survey administered last year by the New Milford Substance Abuse Prevention Council. The questions are part of a national survey created by the Search Institute, which eighth, 10th and 12th graders in New Milford were asked to fill out last fall.

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Farmers' stories show men suffering depression they're not alone

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:54

Four CBH directors and one senior staff member have spoken from the heart about how depression has affected themselves, their families or their communities, in a video campaign aimed at raising awareness of mental health in regional areas. The CBH campaign, in partnership with the Black Dog Institute and Lifeline WA, had a cumulative audience of more than 400,000 within a week.

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Evanescence details upcoming album, "Synthesis"; listen to new song, "Imperfection," now

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:42

Evanescence has unveiled all the details of their forthcoming album, Synthesis , which re-imagines songs from the band's discography with electronics and a full orchestra. The album, which also features two brand-new songs, will be released November 10. One of the new songs is a track called "Imperfection," which finds Amy Lee and company exploring their electro-pop side.

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45 percent of parents experience depression, anxiety and stress when newborns leave NICU

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:06

Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital. Credit: Children's National Health System Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.

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In 'The Pictures,' The Story Slips Out Of Focus

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 09:16

American authors Martha Grimes and Elizabeth George have made careers penning mysteries set across the pond; now English writer Guy Bolton is attempting to build a career of his own with a series set in Hollywood's golden age. The Pictures , his first novel featuring LAPD detective Jonathan Craine, takes place in 1939 - just as MGM is getting ready to release The Wonderful Wizard of Oz .

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Selena Gomez's best fr...

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 04:36

Selena Gomez arrives at WE Day California at the Forum on Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif. Selena Gomez's life has been saved, and it's all because of her best friend.

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CMHA program to help young adults

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 02:26

The Canadian Mental Health Association is launching a new program, ACTIVE, to improve the physical and mental health of young adults in Vernon. It is estimated 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental-health issue.

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A conservative Christian and a lesbian: In memoir, Amber Cantorna...

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:43

Amber Cantorna is the daughter of an executive at the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, where she was a leader of sorts in her church community. She was also a lesbian - which left her feeling at conflict with her family and faith.

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Here's all the crazy hardware presented at HAX's 10th demo day

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:53

We stopped by HAX's demo day at the San Francisco Mint to check out all the hardware startups in the accelerator's 10th batch. Many of the startups showcased creative combinations of hardware and software, particularly machine learning, to improve upon legacy services and outdated business models.

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Depressed Cake Shop for Evie Douglas Memorial Fund

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:51

Happier times...Evie Douglas was the centre of her mum Freda s world and her beautiful smile hid her pain. That was something a friend of Freda Douglas told her after her only child, Evie, completed suicide on November 15, 2014.

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Podcast: What Does Postpartum Depression Feel Like?

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 07:05

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales speak with guest Christine Hammond, a licensed mental health counselor who has also suffered from postpartum depression in two of her three pregnancies. She shares her story of why neither she nor her husband recognize postpartum depression in the first pregnancy, how it appeared rapidly during the second pregnancy, and the fears they both had that it would occur in the third pregnancy.

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4.48 Psychosis review: A painful and poetic inside view of clinical depression

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 02:32

First staged following her suicide at the age of 28, Sarah Kane's 4.48 Psychosis provides a painful and poetic inside view of clinical depression. Weirdly, the psychological cage this play explores allows theatre-makers an unprecedented degree of freedom.

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Child psychiatric disorders tied to in utero antidepressant exposure

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 22:01

Antidepressant use during pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses, especially mood disorders, in children, according to a new study. The overall risk is low, though.

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Depression, panic, general anxiety not a threat to pregnancy, study says

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:22

Three common mental health disorders -- depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder -- pose no serious threat to pregnant women or the health of their babies, a new study finds. "I think a major take-home message is that women are not harming their babies if they have one of these psychiatric conditions," said study lead author Kimberly Yonkers of Yale University.

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Do You Live in a Happy Place ... or a Pit of Despair? Find Out...

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 17:22

They say happiness is a state of mind, but it also depends on your state - that is, where you live. And according to a recent study by WalletHub , the happiest state in the U.S. is a shocker: Minnesota.

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Dear Dr Grant: How can I keep depression at bay over long, dark winter?

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:55

It doesn't happen every year and it's not exclusive to winter - but I have been more prone during this time of year as opposed to summer. I just wonder if you can tell me what I might think about doing now to help keep my mood steady.

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