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  • Tips for Survivors:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This tip sheet contains information about grief, the grieving process, and what happens when the process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs. It also offers tips and resources for coping with both types of grief. Inventory#: SMA17-5035 […]

  • Tips for Health Care Practitioners and Responders:
    on July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Provides Health Care Practitioners and Disaster Responders with guidelines for communicating with survivors experiencing grief. Background information about the grieving process and what happens when the grief process is interrupted and complicated or traumatic grief occurs is included as well as helpful resources for additional assistance. […]

  • Behavioral Health Barometer, Volume 4
    on June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions. This data includes the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of those who seek treatment for these conditions. The state-level Barometers contain valuable insight […]

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  • To reduce postoperative pain, consider sleep -- and caffeine
    on August 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain. […]

  • Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times
    on August 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days. […]

  • Rebutting the claim that antidepressants do not work
    on August 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory. […]