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National, state and local sources of help/assistance for mental illness

May 29, 2016 National Organization: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Phone: Toll-free, 1-800-950-NAMI Website: Organization: NAMI Information HelpLine Website: www.nami. more »»

Down on the farm fun: Vale Wood hosting its eighth annual Summer Jubilee

May 28, 2016 For the eighth year, Vale Wood Farms near Loretto is hosting its Summertime Jubilee on June 5 for visitors to enjoy some down-on-the-farm fun. Activities are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Roth Port to appear at Barnes & Noble

May 28, 2016 Celebrity dog trainer Zak George and award-winning writer Dina Roth Port have collaborated on a dog-training book scheduled for release on June 7. more »»

Garden Notes: Mountain laurel bountiful and blooms beautifully

May 28, 2016 Mountain laurel soon will be creating pastel polka dots all along the wood line and in our forest clearings. more »»

Borderline personality disorder carries unfair stigma

May 26, 2016 This is the ninth in a series of 10 articles on mental health. more »»

Not just brats and beer: Milwaukee chefs earn foodie honors

May 25, 2016 MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee may be known for beer and brats, but a dozen local chefs and eateries have been honored for their skill and creativity with all kinds of ingredients, and they have helped turn... more »»

Eating disorders can have fatal ending

May 25, 2016 Eating disorders affect millions of Americans every year. Three-quarters of those affected are women. The outcomes, even with treatment, are not always positive. more »»

Life, hoops and other musings: Award-winning PSU poet Davis hunts for inspiration from the land

May 22, 2016 TIPTON — Todd Davis forged through the undergrowth of wooded State Game Lands No. 158 northwest of here, stopping first at a meandering Loup Ru. more »»

Substance abuse requires thorough treatment

May 22, 2016 Substance abuse — an addiction to alcohol, drugs or both — is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease that requires treatment which encompasses the body, mind and spirit. more »»

Phobias, anxiety disorders common

May 21, 2016 While obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comprise a considerable percentage of the spectrum of anxiety-related mental-health problems, phobias are the most... more »»

Earth Matters: Problems not so puzzling when you understand geology

May 21, 2016 Strange things can happen when we mess with something that hasn’t moved or changed in a quarter of a billion years. more »»

‘Amazing talent’: Tony-type Isaac Awards reward area high school musicals

May 19, 2016 It was the first night of formal rehearsals for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s production of “The Wiz” and just five days before the show. more »»

Disasters, combat or assaults can trigger PTSD

May 19, 2016 Combat service exacts an enormous toll on thousands and thousands of military veterans. more »»

OCD can appear in many forms

May 18, 2016 Anxiety disorders are the most common types of psychological afflictions that present for clinical intervention, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most challenging of all the... more »»

Tasty Words: Add healthy, homemade mac and cheese to picnic menu

May 18, 2016 When it comes to comfort foods, many people claim macaroni and cheese as their favorite. With its velvety texture and super cheesy flavor, it’s a crowd pleaser among both kids and adults. more »»

Tragedy and hope: Accident, guilt drive former Altoona woman to help others

May 15, 2016 Kellyanne Strouse just thought she had hit bottom when she was sent to a juvenile residential center in Altoona in 2007, 250 miles from her family in Bucks County. But things got worse. A lot worse. more »»

Dealing with schizophrenia poses significant challenges

May 15, 2016 Schizophrenia is perhaps the most severe and disabling of all the clinical mental disorders. more »»

Area author to sign at Barnes and Noble

May 15, 2016 Kim Chesney Negri of Huntingdon will sign copies of her first young adult devotional book, “Remember What I Told You,” from 1 to 4 p.m. May 22 at Barnes and Noble, Altoona. more »»

Genetics factor in bipolar disorder

May 14, 2016 Genetic factors play a significant role in many psychiatric disorders. more »»

Garden Notes: ‘Cute, little’ hairy bittercress a menace to a garden

May 14, 2016 I enjoy gardens and garden shopping. If I see an interesting plant on a half-off table, I might not know what it is, but I’ll likely buy it — just to see what it does. more »»

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