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Friday, April 29, 2016

 

The Drug Enforcement Agency has just given approval for the first-ever gold standard study in the United States on the relationship between medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

With DEA approval in hand, researchers will now be able to purchase marijuana for the proposed study. Previously, studies relied on oils or synthetic cannabis...

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

 

More than a quarter of emergency services workers have thought about taking their own lives, research has revealed.

 

The data from mental health charity Mind shows the high occurrence of suicidal thoughts among "blue light" staff and volunteers in England and Wales.

 

An online poll found that 27% of the 1,641 emergency services staff and volunteers questioned...

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Written by Iris:

 

It seems like everything must have a title nowadays, doesn’t it? We’ve even managed to come up with a term that describes what happens when a long-time married couple calls it splitsville after the age of 50. It’s called “grey divorce.”

 

Apparently, it’s all the rage and on the rise. And though sociologists cannot pinpoint the exact reasoning...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

This documentary investigates the high costs of chronic homelessness, both to individuals and communities, and spotlights Housing First (permanent supportive housing) as the most effective approach to ending chronic homelessness. The film highlights homelessness and Housing First primarily in Lubbock, TX, but also includes an example in Dallas, TX.

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Male survivors experience dissociation, flashbacks, anxiety, and depression, but the stigma makes it difficult to ask for help.

Living with a history of childhood sexual abuse as a guy is not something many are willing to talk about. As men we are trained to be tough, strong, hide our feelings, and never ask for help. So many think that speaking out and seek...

Thursday, April 14, 2016

When I met my husband, Eddie, he was a New York police officer, trained to take down a threat. Then he spent nine months recovering remains at the World Trade Center after the 9/11 attacks. His drinking started immediately—whiskey after his shift, to neutralize the taste of ash and death—and was followed by night sweats and panic attacks. Two years later, he...

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

 

Imagine reliving the worst moment of your life. Going through every detail until it's so fresh in your mind that your brain's synapses fire wildly with images from your past. Now imagine taking a pill and forgetting it ever happened. 

 

That's what Cornelius Gross of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Italy wants to do. And he knows how to do it. I...

Friday, April 8, 2016

 

 

Rather than admit to the fragility of being human, far too many men have self-medicated with alcohol or been lost to suicide. 

Over the last few weeks an internet meme mocking ‘safe spaces’ has been making the rounds on social media. There are a few variations, but the general theme attempts to draw comparisons between 18 year old males (because, of cour...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 

 

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY – A growing number of U.S. states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is already over.

 

They are increasingly using cannabis even though it remains illegal in most states and is unapproved by the Department of Veterans Affairs because major studies have yet...

Saturday, April 2, 2016

 

 

Male bonding may be a great way for guys to lower stress levels after a bad day, researchers say.

When they studied male rats housed in the same cage, they found that mild stress can actually make male rats more social and cooperative than they are in an unstressed environment.

 

The stressed rats showed increased levels of oxytocin, a hormone that helps peop...

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