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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

Mental Health (Definition)

Mental health refers to the complex neuro-physiological state of well-being that is often observed and experienced through emotional, psychological, and social aspects of behavior. A combination of genetics and family history, culture and life experiences, and physiological health factors are all factors that contribute to one's experience of mental health. Unfortunately, the general term of mental health is often stigmatized and perceived as a negative; however, mental health includes positive aspects of health and well-being, including one's resilience, adaptability, and ability to ...Read more


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Define health psychology please?

Define health psychology please?

See below...: Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior & social factors influence health & illness. Assessment & therapy are formulated to study the mind/body connection & facilitate healing. ...Read more

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To talk about my personal health conditions?

To talk about my personal health conditions?

HealthTap Prime: Please consider using HealthTap Prime to get real time answers to your health conditions. Additionally, you should consider seeing your health care provider. ...Read more

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What are Mental Health conditions?

What are Mental Health conditions?

Mental health: They can be categorized into psychotic, anxiety, mood, and several other general groups of conditions. Mental health conditions cause distress, and occupational or social impairment to the sufferer. They are treatable typically using medications and therapy in the form of individual and/or group, and depending upon the illness. ...Read more

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Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Teen mental health hospitals listing online?

Try use web search: This is one of the sites that gives you some links to psychiatric facilities by state. I'm sure there are many more. Please google. http://www.theagapecenter.com/hospitals/psychiatric.htm#illinois. ...Read more

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How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

How do you raise public awareness about health issues/cancer?

One person +: Each of us(healthcare or non healthcare) can raise awareness of health issues by teaching our children proper health habits and hygiene, sponsoring a health panel discussion at our church or fraternal/sorority organization, employing good eating habits, and volunteering to transport a cancer patient to their chemo or radiation treatments. ...Read more

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Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?

Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us. ...Read more

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Need to know about substance abuse and mental health services?

Need to know about substance abuse and mental health services?

12 step programs: If you are in massachusetts you can come to my office on fridays. You can find help in 12 step programs. http://nami.org/ - national alliance for mentally ill would have resources you can find out about. ...Read more

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What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

What organization holds records for the mental health statistics?

A number: Of organizations do statistical analyses, but the national institute of mental healh is likely what you are looking for. ...Read more

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Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read more

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Describe health psychology?

Describe health psychology?

Health psychology: Is a specialty area that focuses on the relationship between the psychological & physiological processes that impact an individual's health & well-being. Health psychologists are trained to know about the disease processes & physiology, & help patients manage chronic disease & avoid preventable diseases using psychological theory and research methods to assist patients maintiain healthy behaviors. ...Read more

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How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

How does negative mental health ruin your physical health?

Differnt ways: People with mental health issues tend to neglect their physical health. In addition conditions like anxiety and depression can cause deterioration of physical health. All illnesses are both physical and mental. Every month professional journals are indicating how this occurs. Some of the processes are simple and some are very complex. ...Read more

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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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Teen mental health disorder app available?

Pefrhaps: Try my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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Standards for abnormal behavior from mental health professionals?

Similar standards: Each mental health practitioner type has its own professional code, but there are important similarities. All should be compassionately present with you, maintaining both confidentiality and appropriate therapeutic boundaries. They should use your session time to address your needs as a patient, rather than their personal needs, etc. Divergence from these standards would be abnormal. ...Read more

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Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Need help finding mental health websites that have parenting advice?

Parenting advice : Parenting is a very difficult job. No two children are the same and what may work for one child may not work for another. Therefore, I can't say one website will help everyone. You can always ask specific questions on Health Tap. ...Read more

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