Report: Rash of suicides at D.C. jail points to deep problem with inmates’ mental health care
8, 2013 Mental health diseases affect our communities of worship, too By Susan Hawkins Sager Special to the American-Statesman Take a look around you. One in four in your house of worships pews will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. Maybe that fact will prompt you to take a shy glance at your fellow congregants; or perhaps, a quick look in the mirror. What does the face of mental illness look like? It is surprisingly familiar. It is useful to think of mental health as a continuum.
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. are simply manipulative. Hayes said inmates in the observation unit are stripped of their clothes, blanket and mattress and restricted from calling family members. They are issued only a paper grown, which in some cases is taken away, too, and they are kept in isolation except for a shower once a day. Hayes said the practice seems punitive and isolating for a person potentially suffering from suicidal thoughts. He also said the entire classification seems designed, at least in part, to duck the requirement to monitor clear suicide threats very 15 minutes. Rohini Singh, a lawyer with the D.C.
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Trustees call for mental-health services
That citys police department said mental health problems have reached crisis proportions. Port Moodys police force has also dealt with an increase in mental health related calls in the last six years. According to the Port Moody Police Department, in 2007 the force dealt with 39 mental health/emotionally disturbed person calls. The number grew to 65 files in 2009, 119 files in 2010, 106 files in 2011 and 130 files in 2012.
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Drug-Induced Hair Loss
It’s not all bad news, though. There are ways that you can slow a receding hairline, so sit tight as AskMen gives you a crash course. Welcome to Hair Loss Prevention 101. What causes hair loss? Although hair loss can be blamed on your mom and dad (i.e., genetics) there are other causespreventable onesthat include nutritional deficiency, infection, prescription drugs, chemical hair products, and even emotional stress.
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Focus on: Alopecia
ANY NATURAL REMEDIES? While none have been proven, there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that massaging natural remedies into the scalp, such as aloe vera cream or ylang ylang essential oil (diluted in a carrier oil such as almond or grape seed oil), can have beneficial effects for sufferers. It’s believed that the plant extract aloe vera contains chemicals with the ability to stimulate the immune system and it’s long been recognised for its healing properties. Other natural treatments include acupuncture and stress-relieving massage.
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Recommended Related to Hair Loss Understanding Hair Loss — Treatment Although remedies promising to restore hair to balding heads have been around since ancient times, most men and women with thinning hair can do little to reverse the process.For cosmetic purposes, or after hair loss from surgical or drug treatments, many people turn to wigs, hairpieces, and hair weaving. Some people get tattoos to simulate lost eyebrows and eyelashes. Certain drugs may slow hair loss, and alternative treatments may bolster the health of remaining hair, but no treatment is likely… Read the Understanding Hair Loss — Treatment article > > Many pill and medication guidebooks (sold in bookstores and pharmacies) are also excellent sources of complete information about prescription drugs. If your doctor prescribes any of the following drugs, ask if one that does not have hair loss as a possible side effect can be substituted.
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