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Cats Don’t Cause Mental Illness, Study Finds

Your kitty is in the clear: People who grow up with cats in the home are no more likely than anyone else to develop mental illness, British researchers reported Tuesday. They looked for evidence that a common parasite carried by cats might affect the developing brain,...

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Hundreds rally for mental health and drug treatment

Hundreds of people packed Lawyers Mall in Annapolis Thursday to urge lawmakers to "keep the door open" for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Sen. Guy Guzzone, a sponsor of the Keep the Door Open Act, said that too often mental health and substance abuse...

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Your Mental Health Issues

Anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns experienced by a parent has a profound effect on children. They may absorb the parent’s distress without a word about it. They may be frightened and confused. They make think they are at fault for the parent’s...

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Novato offers support to county for Laura’s Law

The Novato City Council this week threw its support behind implementation of Laura’s Law, a controversial health statute that gives local judges the authority to order severely mentally ill individuals to undergo outpatient treatment. On a 3-2 vote, with councilmen...

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Why Sitting Up Straight Makes You Feel Better

Sit up straight, a command never far from the lips of mothers just a couple of generations ago, is not something you hear very often today. But depression is something we hear a lot about. Depression affects an extraordinary number of people — roughly nine percent of...

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