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Mental Health Feedback

by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 22 comments and questions on Mental Health issues. They are listed according to date.

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Suggested mental health resource Resources USA
 
Addiction and mental health General USA
 
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Extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia General Ireland
 
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March 12, 2020

Question

Hi there,

Karen here from Autism Parenting Magazine, the leading magazine for parents of autistic children as well as professionals seeking to work with children on the spectrum.

I am just reaching out because of your piece here: https://school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/resources.htm

Now the reason it caught my eye is that I recently put together an updated post and guide on the best vitamins and supplements for autism which I thought would make a very worthy addition into your piece.

If you'd like to check it out, the link is below:

https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/best-supplements-vitamins-autism/

If it's worth it, I was wondering if you might consider dropping my link into your wonderful piece?

I would be super grateful if you might consider it or do you want to do some collaboration?

Cheers,

Karen Lewis

Contributor/Writer for Autism Parenting Magazine
Website: www.AutismParentingMagazine.com
Email: lewis.karen@autismparentingmagazine.co

Our Address: Autism Parenting Magazine Limited
Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX, UNITED KINGDOM.

Karen - United Kingdom (29381)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link at:
https://www.school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/resources.htm#Autism

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Person sending me noise

January 14, 2020

Question

A person is putting a noise around me all the time, in my car. In my apt. And especially after I have eaten. The purpose is to put me to sleep or make me unconscious. I need to record these sounds for proof or evidence that this is happening to me. what to do ?

Learline - USA (29319)

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Do you have any idea who this person is that is sending you these sounds? Why would the person do this?

Also, it is possible that they are internal sounds caused by problems in your inner ear, similar to Tinnitus.

A good place to start is be getting a checkup from your doctor. Also, try to identify the person.

Best wishes in solving this problem.

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March 21, 2019

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Hi,

I came across your page here: https://www.school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/resources.htm while researching mental health resources and wanted to reach out. I'm a team member of The Recovery Village. We strive to have our website be an educational resource by featuring helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of these mental health disorders that can affect so many.

Would you be able to assist us in helping individuals and their loved ones seeking support by sharing our new mental health resource https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/ on your site? It includes valuable information on mental health support, co-occurring disorders, and treatment options as well as phone numbers for The Recovery Village, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and other national hotlines.

With your assistance, we'll be able to raise mental health awareness and provide support to those in need.

Thanks so much!

Nikkita - USA (28976)

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Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link on our Mental Health Resources page.

Best wishes for continued success in your work.

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March 21, 2018

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Hello Mr. Kurtus,

Good day!

First, let me introduce myself - My name is Mitch, a 1st-year psychology student from Monash University here in Australia. I apologize if I disturb you in any way. I’m just doing an article research about Addiction for our course when I stumble upon your website - https://school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/resources.htm. Your page was really informative and helpful to me. So, thank you very much!

I saw that you are open to suggestion and I just came across this article too and you might want to incorporate it into your list under Health:
Addiction: Guide to Common Recovery Terms (https://newenglandraw.com/guide-common-recovery-terms/) - The content of this articles will greatly help freshmen to understand addiction-related terms and phrases, common recovery programs and family programs, and treatment-specific terminologies.

Again, thank you very much and hope I was able to help in return for the help that I've got from your website.

Best Regards,

Mitchelle - USA (28480)

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I'm glad the material has been useful to you. I added your suggested link to the Mental Health Resources page.

Best wishes for success in your studies. I am sure you will excel.

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March 21, 2018

Question

Hello,

I hope this finds you well. I’m Justin of detoxrehabs.org, an organization connecting people who are seeking treatment to the resources they need. We have a library of educational articles on addiction, recovery, and detoxification, which can benefit residents both in the US and internationally. You can check it below:

http://detoxrehabs.org/drug-rehabs/12-step-rehab-programs/

I came across your site while researching established resources and saw you had a very helpful section here: https://school-for-champions.com/health/resources.htm#Addictions. I thought our resource would be a great addition to your page.

Let me know if we can include this in your list of resources.

Thanks in advance!

Justin
Outreach Coordinator
DetoxRehabs.org

Justin - USA (28481)

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added a link to the site at Mental Health Resources - Addictions

Best wishes for success in your work.

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February 20, 2018

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Hello,

My name is Dale, I was doing some research and I came across your website's resource page. I think it is great that you have resources listed to help those in need find quality help.

I had a resource you may find worth adding to your website. If you would like the link to look over just send me an email back! Thanks again :)

Truly,

Dale Vernor

dale - USA (28449)

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Yes, send me your resource link and I'll check it out.

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Suggested resources

May 15, 2017

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Greetings,

I really enjoy your site and all of the mental health resources you offer. I wanted to reach out because I thought my organization would be a great addition. My organization is called Recovery Local, and our website can be found at DetoxLocal.com. We post in-depth engaging content about addiction, drugs, alcohol, recovery, and harm reduction. We also help people find medical detox in their own towns, at no cost. We also do not post paid listings or advertisements. Our mission is simply to offer people a reliable and free resource to learn how to recover from addiction.

Here are some cool pages:

Interactive statistic counter
Interactive "Periodic Table of Drugs".

I hope you find these useful! We would love to offer help to your audience.

Sam - USA (28049)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources. I added links from Mental Health Resources. Best wishes for success in you organization.

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April 1, 2017

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Hi there,

while browsing through the addication Resource website, I found the resources section to the both helpful and easy to navigate. As an editor for AlcoholAareness.org,
a drug and addiction information resource, l've seen the benefits to spreading awareness about alcohol abuse and i am glad your website connects readers to this information.

The reason I'm contacting you today is to ask if you can add our site as a link.

Sasha - UK (27978)

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That you for the suggested resource. I added a link at Mental Health Resources - Alcoholism.

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May 12, 2016

Question

Good Morning

I was looking through directories that have information regarding addiction, treatment, and / or substance abuse when I came across your links page. I like that you include descriptions with each link, very thorough.

I'm emailing you because I work for https://detoxtorehab.com as a writer and part of the outreach team. Detox to Rehab is filled with content about individual substances, the effects of their addiction, and the withdrawal symptoms. We also have information with regards to interventions, treatment, therapy, and rehab centers, as well as video blogs interviewing therapists and recovering addicts who wish to share their experiences.

It would be fantastic if you would consider including a link to Detox to Rehab in your resources list for your viewers.

Either way, have a blessed and bright day!

With regards,

Benjamin - USA (26999)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link on Mental Health Resources > Addiction > Recovery.

Best wishes in your activities.

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Addiction and mental health

December 14, 2015

Question

Greetings from The Prevention Coalition!

At TPC, our collective goal is to empower community members, parents, educators and teenagers with the facts on drug use and abuse. We are working to identify authoritative resources on every aspect of substance abuse, ranging from prevention to addiction treatment.

According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost *each year* in the United States from 2006 – 2010 (1). Statistics like these make our jobs at TPC, an online information hub, that much more important.

I hope you’ll review the following addiction resources we gathered and that you’ll consider adding them to your site.

Jackie Cortez
The Prevention Coalition | helping you help yourself. | http://thepreventioncoalition.org/
information@thepreventioncoalition.org
340 S Lemon Ave #5780
Walnut, CA 91789

1) http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/fact-sheets/alcohol-use.htm

Jackie - USA (26625)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to Mental Health Resources.

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Suggested resources on ADHD

November 29, 2015

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Hello!

ADHD is a topic I hold close to my heart. I am constantly on the lookout for great resources to empower those who live with ADHD. Judging by the resources you list here: http://www.school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/hyperactive_children.htm (thank you for those!), I thought you might be interested in reviewing a few more. Please feel free to add all to your site that you agree will be of benefit to others.

Happy Learning Today and Always! EducatorLabs.org

Sara - USA (26577)

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Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to the Mental Health Resources and Harnessing a Child's Hyperactivity pages.

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Suggested Mental Health Resource

September 22, 2015

Question

Hello there!

Did you know that there are almost 350 million people worldwide who suffer from depression (1)? Men, women and even children can fall victim to this mental health issue. What’s worse is that depression can lead to other devastating diseases including alcoholism, obesity and insomnia (2).

Depression isn’t something we can simply ignore – some of the people that we talk to every day may very well be battling this disease! To help spread awareness, I decided to create this list of resources, which offer advice that may be beneficial in treating this disease in addition to a professional healthcare regimen. Would you be so kind as to share these with your audience (perhaps you can include them here: http://www.school-for-champions.com/mentalhealth/resources.htm?)? Those who are struggling with depression need all of the support they can get. Additionally, I would be honored to write a research based article for your site on this subject free of charge.

How Stress is Threatening Your Health
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-facts.pdf

Depression and Swimming
http://blog.intheswim.com/health-you-depression-swimming/

How Diet May Help Protect Your Mental Health
http://www.uq.edu.au/student-services/sites/uq.edu.au.student-services/files/imported/healthy_eating_depression.pdf

Taking Charge of Dual Diagnosis: Your Resource Guide
https://www.lakeviewhealth.com/blog/mental-health-and-dual-diagnosis/

What Parents Can Do for Children Suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder
http://careforyourmind.org/when-young-people-suffer-social-anxiety-disorder-what-parents-can-do/

Service Dogs for Depression and Anxiety
https://www.rover.com/blog/service-dogs-depression-anxiety/

I am truly thankful for your support in spreading the word on this very important topic!

My family’s health and happiness is my number one concern, and that is why I have shared this information with you. If you’d rather not hear from me in my attempts to spread awareness on important health and safety topics, please send me an e-mail to let me know.

In health,
Patricia Sarmiento

Putting the Public Back in Public Health
http://publichealthcorps.org/
patricia@publichealthcorps.org
340 S LEMON AVE #5780, WALNUT, CA 91789

1) http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs369/en/
2) http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics/mental-illness/depression.htm

Patricia - USA (26397)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to Mental Health Resources.

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August 12, 2015

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Hi!

I recently learned that ADHD has a much bigger impact on our society than I ever realized. I’m not surprised that over 6 percent of children are currently being treated for the cognitive disorder (1), because many of my friends have children with ADHD. But I had no idea that there are about 5 percent of adults (2) living with this condition as well!

While ADHD often presents challenges to those living with the disorder in many facets of life, there are more resources than ever that present valuable insight and information on the condition. That’s why my team and I decided to put together a list that covers a range of topics on which people often have questions. We thought your audience (perhaps here: http://www.school-for-champions.com/health/hyperactivity.htm?) would also find this information useful, so please do pass it along. Additionally, I’d love to put together a research-based article for your site visitors, if you’re interested – no charge, as this is truly a labor of love!

ADHD and Relationships: Tips for Adults
http://www2.nami.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Mental_Illnesses/ADHD/ADHD_and_Relationships.htm
This article from the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers helpful advice on how to manage your ADHD in your romantic relationship.

Treatment Options for ADHD in Children and Teens
http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/ehc/products/191/1148/adhd_con_fin_to_post.pdf
Parents whose children are struggling with the disorder will find this printable guide to be rich with information on many of the treatment options available to your loved one.

Creating the Optimal Living Environment for a Child with ADHD
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/creating-the-optimal-living-environment-for-a-child-with-adhd/#routine
This guide contains valuable information on creating a soothing home atmosphere, a key factor in fostering the focus and wellbeing of your ADHD child.

Coping with Adult ADHD
http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/coping-adult-adhd?context=ages-and-stages/34&context_title=
There are many techniques you can implement into your daily routine to better manage your most troublesome symptoms.

ADHD in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights and Tips for Success
http://www.myfloridalaw.com/employee-laws-in-florida/adhd-in-the-workplace/
This article not only informs you of your legal rights regarding your ADHD at work, but also gives pointers on strategies to try at home and work that can help make your career aspirations a reality.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word on this important topic!

My intention with outreach efforts is to pass along information I believe you and your site visitors will find useful. However, if you’d like to be removed from future contact attempts, please send me an e-mail to let me know.

Best regards,
Patricia

Patricia Sarmiento | info@publichealthcorps.org
http://publichealthcorps.org | Putting the Public Back into Public Health.
340 S. Lemon Ave. #570 | Walnut, CA 91789

1) http://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/facts-statistics-infographic#1
2) http://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-adults

Patricia - USA (26269)

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources on ADHD. I moved the file on Hyperactivity to the Mental Health section. Resource links are on Harnessing Hyperactivity and Mental Health Resources.

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Extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia

October 19, 2012

Question

Hi,hope you can help me i suffer from extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia any help would be greatly appreciated as it occupies every second of my day checking for symptoms

Tim - Ireland (22990)

Answer

One thing to realize is that the percentage of people who get serious cancer that results in death is extremely small. If you do not smoke or become exposed to cancer-causing materials, and you live a healthy lifestyle, it is unlikely that you will contract the disease.

A medical check-up once a year should be sufficient to detect most cancers.

The problem is that you could get rid of the fear of cancer, and then change the phobia to something else. Since everyone dies, it is best to live and enjoy life right now.

Some websites with advice on cancer phobia are: I've got Cancer-Phobia and Cancer Phobia Symptoms. They may give you some ideas about the subject.

Best wishes in overcoming your phobia and in good health. I am sure you will do fine.

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Genetics vs. environment in mental illness

April 28, 2012

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Perhaps I overlooked something, but I am convinced that many forms of mental illness (of which I believe are many, and on a spectrum) are genetic. I did not see your opinion on genetics vs. environment. I suffer from degrees of bi-polar, OCD, depression and paranoia. I have had panic attacks for as long as I can remember - my first recollection of a panic attack was when I was 5. I simply could not explain it but I have been in psychiatric care for many years (I am now 48) and understand it better. My father also suffered from many of these ailments. He was also an alcoholic, and his father, grandfather and six of his brothers were alcoholics. I am a recovering alcoholic. Alcoholism is very prevalent in our family. Thank you.

Kathy - USA (22620)

Answer

Although some mental or emotional problems are purely genetic, while others are completely caused by a bad environment, most are a combination of the two, in different degrees.

Having many alcoholics in your family tree usually would mean that you are likely to be genetically susceptible to alcoholism. It is the way the body processes the alcohol, so it can be very much a genetic problem. However, if there is a family culture of heavy drinking, you might tend to feel that is the right way to act.

Likewise, with the other emotional problems, seeing family members with such problems can affect children, such that they imitate their elders.

Often psychiatric doctors use medication to deal with problems like panic attacks and depression. Although I am not a psychiatrist, I believe that it might be possible that you picked up some behavior traits from seeing family members act that way. Perhaps modeling people who don't have such maladies might help you overcome them.

Best wishes on having good mental health.

PS: I'll be adding material on genetics versus environment soon.

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