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Blog Entries - tag: 'Promising practices and research'

Gratitude Post 8: Grateful Teens

Some folks may chuckle a bit to see a blog post entitled "Grateful Teens."  After all, the moodiness and questioning characteristics of adolescence often challenge adults so much that they sometimes overshadow the way we think about teens.  The fact is, read more …

Video Pick of the Week: Dr. Vikram Patel on Mental Health for All

Posted on: November 5, 2012 7:02 pm
Tags: Mental health, Behavioral health, Promising practices and research, Walden
Walden's video pick of the week features psychiatrist Dr. Vikram Patel presenting a short Ted Talk on the need for mental health services world-wide, shortages of professionals world-wide, and alternatives that provide complimentary care utilizing lay health read more …

Facebook Depression? Mental Health On-Line

Posted on: October 12, 2012 12:32 am
Tags: Mental health, Behavioral health, Promising practices and research, Walden, Addiction
As Newsweek writer Tony Dokoupil indicates in his article iCrazy, published 7/16/12, speculation about the potentially harmful impacts of internet use are “at least as old as hyperlinks.”  Questions about the “link” between Facebook and depression read more …

AIDS International Conference & the Link between Drug Abuse and HIV

Contributed by LS Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraFor the first time in 22 years, the AIDS International Conference is being held in the United States.  The conference is in Washington, DC from July 22-27th.    The conference gathers read more …

America’s Largest Preventable Public Health Problems: Addiction and Risky Substance Use

Contributed by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager with Walden SierraThe newly published report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia, at www.casacolumbia.org) has declared what folks who have lost read more …

Loneliness, Getting Older and Potential Risks to Health

The Archives of Internal Medicine published two studies in mid June that point to loneliness as a potential risk to health.  One of the studies looked at people aged 45 and up who had a high risk of heart disease or who had already been diagnosed with heart read more …

“No Time to Lose” to Understand Connections Between Behavioral Health and Global Health

By L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraAccording to Peter Piot, world re-known epidemiologist of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the priorities of global public health are evolving to include greater attention to read more …

New Research on Hereditary Aspects of Alcoholism Sheds More Light on Risk Factors

By L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraA new study authored by John P. Rice of Washington University, to be published in September 2012’s issue of Alcoholism:  Clinical and Experimental Research, is the first to document a link between read more …

New Study Finds Therapy for Depression over the Phone Helpful

Contributed by L.S. Webb, Community Engagement Manager for Walden SierraWe have known for some time that therapy is a very effective tool for people struggling with depression.  We also know that people with a mental illness often delay getting help—the read more …