Professions with Highest Rates of Mental Health Disorders

Jobs Linked to High Rates of Suicide and Depression   According to the Business Insider, certain professions put workers at a higher risk for suicide and depression. Whether it is burnout or unreasonable demands, several jobs have workers more prone to mental health disorders compared with the general population. As reported by the Insider, these …

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Drugs and Mental Illness

Findings on the Link Between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, mental illness and substance use disorder commonly occur together. Referred to as comorbidities, individuals with diagnosable mental health disorders frequently experience substance use disorders (SUD). The problem is widespread with as many of half of …

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Are There More Drunk Drivers On the Road During Holidays?

Drinking and Driving Trends During the Holidays   Are the roads more dangerous during the holidays? Which holidays have more drunk drivers? Are there more alcohol-related accidents? Many people wonder whether there is an increase in drunk driving accidents during certain periods of the year like over holiday weekends.  With the holiday season fast approaching, …

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Mental Health in America

How the Pandemic Affected Mental Health Among Adults and Youth   According to research conducted by Mental Health America, mental health disorders are widespread and worsening. In 2020, the number of people who took anxiety screens increased by 93% compared to the previous year. The number of people who took depression screens increased by 62% …

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Bipolar Disorder

What Is Bipolar Disorder?   Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder listed in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It was formerly referred to as manic depression or manic-depressive illness. It can cause extreme mood swings including mania and depression.  According to the National Institute of Mental …

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Crime Statistics in California

California DOJ 2020 Crime Report   According to the California Department of Justice, there were 173,864 violent crimes committed in 2020. This is up slightly from 2019 when there were reportedly 173,205 violent crimes. Property crimes decreased slightly from 915,197 in 2019 to 841,171 in 2020. Arson, however, increased significantly over the same period to …

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