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Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?

Jersey: Immune to Mental Illness?
BY SYDNEY GAYDA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Nearly 1 in every 5 Americans suffers from mental illness each year and the state of New Jersey was found to have the lowest national rates overall for mental illness, as determined by a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administratio) study.

According to SAMHSA.gov, the association defines having a mental illness as “adults whose disorder caused substantial functional impairment. (i.e., a disorder that substantially interfered with or limited one or more major life activities)"

Due to uncontrolled variables, reasons for mental illness percentages by state are not perfectly explainable. Regards to current research, it has been found that “factors that potentially contribute to the variation are not well understood and need further study.” Possible reasons for these low rates may be associated with new government health plans and political influence.

 

Unwarranted Medication and Children

Unwarranted Medication and Children
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On Dec. 3, 2004 President George W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the "Prohibition on...

4 Reasons E-Cigarettes Eyed for Hefty N.J. Tax

4 Reasons E-Cigarettes Eyed for Hefty N.J. Tax
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Opinions on the use of electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes are mixed, and its health impact is uncertain.

But one of Governor Chris Christi...

When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals

When the Snow Melts: Dangers of Remaining Salt Crystals
BY GABRIELLA MANGINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“There could be a ripple effect.”

That’s what Jennifer Coffey, the policy director for the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association in Central Jersey said wh...

Doctors Embrace Google Glass

Doctors Embrace Google Glass
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Google Glass was released two years ago, and is basically a computer you can wear that accepts voice instructions.

A Morristown man has found another important use for t...

New Jersey Hospitals Receive Bad Rap

New Jersey Hospitals Receive Bad Rap
BY STEPHANIE SZYMANSKI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The increasing hospital charges around the country have become a hot topic of conversation among Americans. The unjustified and high medical bills have reach...

N.J. Medical Marijuana Held Back

N.J. Medical Marijuana Held Back
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s three medical marijuana facilities are sufficient to meet the needs of the state’s patients, according to a progress report from the state’s health departm...

An Examination of Quality-of-Care Among Developmentally Disabled Individuals in the N.J. Community

An Examination of Quality-of-Care Among Developmentally Disabled Individuals in the N.J. Community
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

At a recent South Bergen meeting of parents and family members of developmentally disabled children and adults, Rosemary Wey, 85, shook he...

Hungry Jersey Kids See $21 Million Boost in Federal Funds for School Breakfast

Hungry Jersey Kids See $21 Million Boost in Federal Funds for School Breakfast
BY NANCY PARELLO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey school districts are expected to receive an additional $21 million in federal funds to feed breakfast to hungry students, according to the pr...

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