September, 2016

National Suicide Prevention Week

By editor
September 5, 2016

Today marks the start of National Suicide Prevention Week.  Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and the second leading cause among 15- to 34-year-olds. Although not all suicides are preventable, treatment and support can save lives. For more information, go to www.afsp.org and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml If you know someone in...   read more


Marijuana: A potent disruptor for young users, whose brains are still developing

By editor
September 5, 2016

Four years ago, Devan Fuentes, 23, was hospitalized with psychotic symptoms after months of heavy marijuana use. He believes pot exacerbated an underlying disorder; mental health experts caution that daily frequent pot use is not healthful for developing brains. (Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times)   Robin Abcarian Los Angeles Times September 2, 2016  ...   read more