In observation of National Mental Illness Awareness Week, the local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness will host a discussion on depression and anxiety this weekend.
Dr. Mary Jo Fitz-Gerald, a professor of clinical psychiatry at Louisiana State Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, will speak at the meeting set from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday in the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library.
Fitz-Gerald explained in an interview that depression and anxiety are very serious matters that sometimes lead to suicidal ideation.
On average, the lifespan of a smoker is about 14 years shorter than a nonsmoker. Not to mention, chronic diseases that affect quality of life frequently mar those years a smoker does have.
Because of the increase of available information, and nationwide campaigns geared at putting an end to smoking, thousands of individuals make the promise to stop lighting up each January. Unfortunately, like most New Year’s resolutions, keeping the promise is a lot harder than making it.
A young woman wears long sleeves and sunglasses to cover her bruises and comes up with poor excuses for her injuries. A husband closely monitors his wife’s social interactions and permits her only a certain amount of time for her trips to the store.
Many people are familiar with the abuser-and-primary-victim dynamic of domestic abuse.
Some impacts of domestic abuse, however, are much more far-reaching than the two primary players.