Addressing Rural Mental Health

Today is National Rural Health Day.  Rural communities in the United States face unique challenges that are different from those in more urban areas.  And many LDS members live in rural areas. I had the opportunity to interview Nisha Patel, the director of the community based division in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy [Read More...]

New Podcasts

Please check out the latest podcasts over at Mormon Mental Health which share some extremely important messages and have guests who were willing to speak to our LDS community from some really important organizations. SAMHSA on Mormon Mental Health : Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Administrator Pam Hyde, J.D. from SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services [Read More...]

Information on Addiction

I’m currently at a conference about addiction – so I’m going to share some information I’m coming across that might be useful to my readers.   OVERVIEW OF ADDICTION   Definition from the National Institute of Drug Abuse: Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite [Read More...]