Tag Archives: Mental health

Psychedelics and a Smartphone App Create Healing “Trips”

New Wavepaths app shows promise as a therapeutic tool

Psychedelics — the “party drugs” that became part of the counterculture in the 1960s and have since been banned in the United States — are not part of what most of us consider mainstream medicine. In fact, all psychedelics, including … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Nothing Was the Same” by Kay Redfield Jamison

A woman with bipolar disorder grieves the death of her husband

In 1995, Kay Redfield Jamison published her book, “An Unquiet Mind” about her struggle with bipolar disorder. She wrote about suffering the unbearable lows of depression and the shattering highs of mania. With the help of her husband, family, friends … Continue reading

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Addiction: The Terminal Illness No One Talks About

Addiction and its aftermath kill millions of Americans every year

Turn on the radio or TV news today and you will probably hear something about America’s epidemic of drug abuse. Opioids (a class of drugs that includes prescription medicines like oxycodone and fentanyl as well as the illegal drug heroin), … Continue reading

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“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. Consoles and Inspires

Song for funeral or memorial brings mourners together

The experience of grief can include rapidly fluctuating, intense feelings such as depression, hopelessness, anger, apathy, frustration, and fear. For many of us, it will be the closest we come to feeling totally, completely unhinged, groundless, and alien to the whole … Continue reading

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What is Suicide Prevention? An Interview with Jennifer Lockman

How Centerstone Research Institute uses data to provide better behavioral health disorder care to prevent suicide

Today SevenPonds speaks with Jennifer D. Lockman, M.S., of the non-profit organization Centerstone Research Institute. Based in Tennessee and Indiana, CRI aims to improve the quality of care for behavioral health disorders, including those that often result in suicide. Together … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Faith Link” by Max Fleury, MD

A doctor explores the influence of spirituality on one’s health -- and even one's lifespan

“The Faith Link: Scientific Proof That Your Belief Determines Your Health” (Charisma House, 2016) offers insights into the fascinating effects that one’s religious beliefs and spirituality can have on one’s health. The book’s author, the French Dr. Max Fleury, offers a valuable … Continue reading

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