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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 17 comments and questions on Mental Health issues. They are listed according to date.

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Resources Resource USA
Resources Suggested resources USA
General Suggested resource UK
Resources Suggested mental health resource USA
General Addiction and mental health USA
Resources Suggested resources on ADHD USA
General Suggested Mental Health Resource USA
General Suggested mental health resources USA
General Extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia Ireland
Brain Genetics vs. environment in mental illness USA

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Topic: Resources


February 20, 2018


My name is Dale, I was doing some research and I came across your website's resource page. I think it is great that you have resources listed to help those in need find quality help.

I had a resource you may find worth adding to your website. If you would like the link to look over just send me an email back! Thanks again :)


Dale Vernor

dale - USA



Yes, send me your resource link and I'll check it out.

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Topic: Resources


May 15, 2017


I really enjoy your site and all of the mental health resources you offer. I wanted to reach out because I thought my organization would be a great addition. My organization is called Recovery Local, and our website can be found at We post in-depth engaging content about addiction, drugs, alcohol, recovery, and harm reduction. We also help people find medical detox in their own towns, at no cost. We also do not post paid listings or advertisements. Our mission is simply to offer people a reliable and free resource to learn how to recover from addiction.

Here are some cool pages:

Interactive statistic counter
Interactive "Periodic Table of Drugs".

I hope you find these useful! We would love to offer help to your audience.

Sam - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources. I added links from Mental Health Resources. Best wishes for success in you organization.

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Topic: General


April 1, 2017

Hi there,

while browsing through the addication Resource website, I found the resources section to the both helpful and easy to navigate. As an editor for,
a drug and addiction information resource, l've seen the benefits to spreading awareness about alcohol abuse and i am glad your website connects readers to this information.

The reason I'm contacting you today is to ask if you can add our site as a link.

Sasha - UK



That you for the suggested resource. I added a link at Mental Health Resources - Alcoholism.

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Topic: Resources


May 12, 2016

Good Morning

I was looking through directories that have information regarding addiction, treatment, and / or substance abuse when I came across your links page. I like that you include descriptions with each link, very thorough.

I'm emailing you because I work for as a writer and part of the outreach team. Detox to Rehab is filled with content about individual substances, the effects of their addiction, and the withdrawal symptoms. We also have information with regards to interventions, treatment, therapy, and rehab centers, as well as video blogs interviewing therapists and recovering addicts who wish to share their experiences.

It would be fantastic if you would consider including a link to Detox to Rehab in your resources list for your viewers.

Either way, have a blessed and bright day!

With regards,

Benjamin - USA



Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link on Mental Health Resources > Addiction > Recovery.

Best wishes in your activities.

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Addiction and mental health

Topic: General


December 14, 2015

Greetings from The Prevention Coalition!

At TPC, our collective goal is to empower community members, parents, educators and teenagers with the facts on drug use and abuse. We are working to identify authoritative resources on every aspect of substance abuse, ranging from prevention to addiction treatment.

According to the CDC, excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost *each year* in the United States from 2006 – 2010 (1). Statistics like these make our jobs at TPC, an online information hub, that much more important.

I hope you’ll review the following addiction resources we gathered and that you’ll consider adding them to your site.

Jackie Cortez
The Prevention Coalition | helping you help yourself. |
340 S Lemon Ave #5780
Walnut, CA 91789


Jackie - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to Mental Health Resources.

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Suggested resources on ADHD

Topic: Resources


November 29, 2015


ADHD is a topic I hold close to my heart. I am constantly on the lookout for great resources to empower those who live with ADHD. Judging by the resources you list here: (thank you for those!), I thought you might be interested in reviewing a few more. Please feel free to add all to your site that you agree will be of benefit to others.

Happy Learning Today and Always!

Sara - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to the Mental Health Resources and Harnessing a Child's Hyperactivity pages.

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Topic: General


September 22, 2015

Hello there!

Did you know that there are almost 350 million people worldwide who suffer from depression (1)? Men, women and even children can fall victim to this mental health issue. What’s worse is that depression can lead to other devastating diseases including alcoholism, obesity and insomnia (2).

Depression isn’t something we can simply ignore – some of the people that we talk to every day may very well be battling this disease! To help spread awareness, I decided to create this list of resources, which offer advice that may be beneficial in treating this disease in addition to a professional healthcare regimen. Would you be so kind as to share these with your audience (perhaps you can include them here: Those who are struggling with depression need all of the support they can get. Additionally, I would be honored to write a research based article for your site on this subject free of charge.

How Stress is Threatening Your Health

Depression and Swimming

How Diet May Help Protect Your Mental Health

Taking Charge of Dual Diagnosis: Your Resource Guide

What Parents Can Do for Children Suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder

Service Dogs for Depression and Anxiety

I am truly thankful for your support in spreading the word on this very important topic!

My family’s health and happiness is my number one concern, and that is why I have shared this information with you. If you’d rather not hear from me in my attempts to spread awareness on important health and safety topics, please send me an e-mail to let me know.

In health,
Patricia Sarmiento

Putting the Public Back in Public Health
340 S LEMON AVE #5780, WALNUT, CA 91789


Patricia - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources. I added them to Mental Health Resources.

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Topic: General


August 12, 2015


I recently learned that ADHD has a much bigger impact on our society than I ever realized. I’m not surprised that over 6 percent of children are currently being treated for the cognitive disorder (1), because many of my friends have children with ADHD. But I had no idea that there are about 5 percent of adults (2) living with this condition as well!

While ADHD often presents challenges to those living with the disorder in many facets of life, there are more resources than ever that present valuable insight and information on the condition. That’s why my team and I decided to put together a list that covers a range of topics on which people often have questions. We thought your audience (perhaps here: would also find this information useful, so please do pass it along. Additionally, I’d love to put together a research-based article for your site visitors, if you’re interested – no charge, as this is truly a labor of love!

ADHD and Relationships: Tips for Adults
This article from the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers helpful advice on how to manage your ADHD in your romantic relationship.

Treatment Options for ADHD in Children and Teens
Parents whose children are struggling with the disorder will find this printable guide to be rich with information on many of the treatment options available to your loved one.

Creating the Optimal Living Environment for a Child with ADHD
This guide contains valuable information on creating a soothing home atmosphere, a key factor in fostering the focus and wellbeing of your ADHD child.

Coping with Adult ADHD
There are many techniques you can implement into your daily routine to better manage your most troublesome symptoms.

ADHD in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights and Tips for Success
This article not only informs you of your legal rights regarding your ADHD at work, but also gives pointers on strategies to try at home and work that can help make your career aspirations a reality.

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word on this important topic!

My intention with outreach efforts is to pass along information I believe you and your site visitors will find useful. However, if you’d like to be removed from future contact attempts, please send me an e-mail to let me know.

Best regards,

Patricia Sarmiento | | Putting the Public Back into Public Health.
340 S. Lemon Ave. #570 | Walnut, CA 91789


Patricia - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources on ADHD. I moved the file on Hyperactivity to the Mental Health section. Resource links are on Harnessing Hyperactivity and Mental Health Resources.

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Extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia

Topic: General


October 19, 2012

Hi,hope you can help me i suffer from extreme anxiety due to cancer phobia any help would be greatly appreciated as it occupies every second of my day checking for symptoms

Tim - Ireland



One thing to realize is that the percentage of people who get serious cancer that results in death is extremely small. If you do not smoke or become exposed to cancer-causing materials, and you live a healthy lifestyle, it is unlikely that you will contract the disease.

A medical check-up once a year should be sufficient to detect most cancers.

The problem is that you could get rid of the fear of cancer, and then change the phobia to something else. Since everyone dies, it is best to live and enjoy life right now.

Some websites with advice on cancer phobia are: I've got Cancer-Phobia and Cancer Phobia Symptoms. They may give you some ideas about the subject.

Best wishes in overcoming your phobia and in good health. I am sure you will do fine.

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Genetics vs. environment in mental illness

Topic: Brain


April 28, 2012

Perhaps I overlooked something, but I am convinced that many forms of mental illness (of which I believe are many, and on a spectrum) are genetic. I did not see your opinion on genetics vs. environment. I suffer from degrees of bi-polar, OCD, depression and paranoia. I have had panic attacks for as long as I can remember - my first recollection of a panic attack was when I was 5. I simply could not explain it but I have been in psychiatric care for many years (I am now 48) and understand it better. My father also suffered from many of these ailments. He was also an alcoholic, and his father, grandfather and six of his brothers were alcoholics. I am a recovering alcoholic. Alcoholism is very prevalent in our family. Thank you.

Kathy - USA



Although some mental or emotional problems are purely genetic, while others are completely caused by a bad environment, most are a combination of the two, in different degrees.

Having many alcoholics in your family tree usually would mean that you are likely to be genetically susceptible to alcoholism. It is the way the body processes the alcohol, so it can be very much a genetic problem. However, if there is a family culture of heavy drinking, you might tend to feel that is the right way to act.

Likewise, with the other emotional problems, seeing family members with such problems can affect children, such that they imitate their elders.

Often psychiatric doctors use medication to deal with problems like panic attacks and depression. Although I am not a psychiatrist, I believe that it might be possible that you picked up some behavior traits from seeing family members act that way. Perhaps modeling people who don't have such maladies might help you overcome them.

Best wishes on having good mental health.

PS: I'll be adding material on genetics versus environment soon.

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