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Gaming Disorder Classified as Mental Health Condition

From CNN. WHO Classifies ‘Gaming Disorder’ as Mental Health Condition by Susan Scutti, CNN Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced “gaming disorder” as […]


Google Bans Sketchy UK Ads for Profiteering Addiction Helplines

From Engadget. Click here for original article. Google’s not having the best start to the year, as it’s already been called out, yet again, for unscrupulous advertising practices. An investigation by The Sunday Times shed light on a significant money-making machine, which played out through Google ads, targeting people seeking help for substance abuse issues. Someone entering relevant […]


WHO to recognise video game addiction as real disorder

From Newshub. View the original article. by Dan Satherley Most parents already know it’s real, but now health officials agree: video game addiction is real. New Scientist reports the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases was last updated in 1992, and the next version – due 2018 – will recognise gaming addiction as a genuine mental […]


World Mental Health Day 2017: Illness in the Workplace Is More Common Than You Might Think

From Fortune. Click here to see the original article. By Natasha Back Today is World Mental Health Day, which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues around the world and mobilize efforts to support mental health. This year’s theme is mental health in the workplace, looking at how our workplace experience can be improved to promote mental […]


What’s New Update 2013- Dr. Henry Fraimow

TB and HIV Co-Infection Update: Global Becomes Local Dr. Henry Fraimow, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, spoke to a group of health care professionals on 11 April 2013 in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Fraimow discussed TB and HIV […]

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Conversations: Trends in Behavioral Healthcare 2012 now available

We are pleased to offer this free publication that spotlights our most timely articles from 2012, including ones on human trafficking, health care reform, HIV/AIDS and veterans issues. Many thanks to Jessica Bumpus for providing professional graphic design services.   Click here to download it as a free electronic document (PDF)   Click here to […]


Leadership Landing – An Innovative Leadership Development Resource

Hal Adler is a management coach and trainer whose website “Leadership Landing” (http://www.leadershiplanding.com/) offers a number of resources for leadership development.  In particular we are fans of his free guided meditations on leadership traits. Guided meditation occurs when one person (either in person or through a recording) guides another with verbal cues and instructions in […]


DC Department of Health to Launch First City-Wide Youth Synthetic Marijuana Awareness Campaign

The DC Department Health is launching the first large-scale education campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of synthetic marijuana among District youth. Fake weed is an herbal mixture that contains dried, shredded plant material and harmful chemical additives. It is sometimes labeled as “herbal incense” and sold in three-ounce plastic pouches decorated with colorful designs including cartoon characters […]