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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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/beaten-path-get-iphone-and-eat-worm
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/effort-warn-women-about-alcohol-during-
State
NAMI to host basics classes for parents

...is 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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-15/nami-host-basics-classes-parents
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-08/jamhi-recognized-excellence
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-05/finding-good-fasd
Local
Juneau celebrates Eating Disorders Awareness Week

...mark the 21st annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Locally, volunteers...to 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022008/nei_248867806.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-serious-costs-maijuana
Opinion
Northern Light United to use grant for church roof

...community 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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-09-21/northern-light-united-use-grant-chu
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2014-11-13/what-young-adult-novels
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal

...education 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-05/break-silence-about-fasd-make-awarene
Opinion

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