Off the Beaten Path: Get off that iPhone and eat a worm

...Deficit Disorder," points out that there are links between a disconnect with nature and depression, obesity, attention disorders and other negative trends in children. He puts forth the controversial hypothesis that playing outside is good for kids...
Effort to warn women about alcohol during pregnancy

...reducing the number of children born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska.A study also is planned that is expected to involve...nation's highest documented rate of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, also known as FASDs, according to the Alaska Mental Health...
NAMI to host basics classes for parents almost indescribable. With depression (and other mood disorders) it is particularly hard because it isn't recognizable...cancer, diabetes, etc., but there is no 'test' for mood disorders. There is also the stigma associated with 'mental illness...
JAMHI recognized for excellence

...JAMHI received a three-year re-accreditation award for its programs serving persons with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.The award distinguishes JAMHI services, personnel and practices as being of outstanding quality."This re-accreditation...
Finding the good with FASD

...Katasse is the mother of five children, three of whom were adopted and exhibit varying degrees of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Katasse's family made the decision to take in the children of a relative who was unable to care for them.On Wednesday...
Juneau celebrates Eating Disorders Awareness Week

...mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Locally, those personally touched by eating disorders. Please stop by to pick up an awareness...will air information on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week at 3 p.m. Friday...
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

...satisfaction, cognitive impairment and increased risk of chronic psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, in individuals who are predisposed to those disorders. The adverse effects are especially powerful when marijuana use begins during...
Northern Light United to use grant for church roof storytelling initiative, LifeRing, a women's life skills fellowship, and the Juneau Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Working Group. Music lessons, speech therapy appointments, and FASD trainings occur in the building. The church provides...
What young adult novels have taught me about how America will be destroyed

...paper on newspapers that we're just going to throw away the next day? fighting over who has the most stuff? eating disorders? war, crime, weapons of mass destruction? general meddling in nature that unbalanced/destroyed it? not getting...
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for 30 years. She's still working for a wider awareness...she says, and then don't shame anyone dealing with the disorders. They carry enough on their own. Those who fight to stay...


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