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CREATING AWARENESS REDUCING STIGMA

Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health illnesses are directly linked to suicide. One in four Americans struggles with mental health. Tragically, more people die from suicide in the United States…

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THE JOINT COMMISSION PUBLISHES STUDY ON UNIVERSAL SUICIDAL SCREENING

Last month’s issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety highlighted a study about suicide detection systems conducted by the Parkland Hospital System in Dallas. The sad reality is that suicide has increased over the…

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STUDY FINDS LINK BETWEEN PHYSICAL PAIN & MENTAL DISORDER

A new study shows that people with mental disorders may feel physical pain more acutely and be less able to cope with it. As a result, people with anxiety and depression use a disproportionate amount of painkillers.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS THE JOINT COMMISSION AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

What is the Joint Commission and why does it matter? The Joint Commission is an independent and non-profit organization that accredits hospitals all over the US.

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