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CBD: Its Therapeutic Role For Improving Mental Health

Mental health is as crucial as the physical signs and symptoms you experience now and then. Long-term psychological issues often transform into physical ailments. Also, it leads to physiological distress and prevents your immune responses. Some common mental disorders like depression, anxiety, and mood swings haunt the lives of many people. In such cases, herbal

Legal Beat

Governor Ducey Signs Legislation To Protect Minors Facing Mental Health Issues

Governor Doug Ducey today signed legislation to protect young Arizonans experiencing suicidal thoughts by allowing a manslaughter charge if an adult provides guidance that a minor uses to take their life. The Governor signed the bill in the presence of Paolla Jordan, whose son committed suicide two years ago, and Representative Jeff Weninger. “Protecting Arizona

Science

Marijuana and mental health: Examining a complicated relationship

A blue haze swirled around Jaime Weidmann as the TV droned on. Another day, another high. But this day in 2016 would be different. Her boyfriend was fed up with her verbal abuse and refusal to get a job — Weidmann hadn’t worked in five years. Tired of enabling her marijuana addiction, he kicked her

Health

Research finds COVID-19 may worsen symptoms of those with Tourette’s

Stress, isolation and face mask requirements related to COVID-19 may be worsening symptoms for the estimated 1% of the world’s population who suffer from Tourette syndrome, research shows. The neurological disorder, named for a French doctor who first described the condition in 1885, is characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements or sounds. Common motor tics include

State

With focus on COVID-19, experts fear opioid crisis may worsen unseen

A deadly epidemic has been on the rise this year in Arizona – but this one has drawn scant media attention. With the world focused on COVID-19, local and national experts say a growing number of opioid overdoses and deaths is being overlooked. “COVID-19 has taken up a lot of our space, but oftentimes it’s

Legal Beat

Phoenix PD offers officers mental health training; community members say that’s not enough

Protesters over the summer called for defunding Phoenix police, motivated in part by deep skepticism about officers’ ability to properly handle mental health crises. Activists point to police shooting deaths of mentally ill Arizonans in the past as evidence that law enforcement officers need help defusing such situations. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reports that

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