Mental Health and Addiction - Videos

Preparing For a Drug Intervention

Dondus' 23-year-old daughter recently died because of complications related to heroin addiction. Her 22-year-old daughter, Jessica, is also battling drug addiction. Mother and son interventionists of Vital Intervention Professionals (VIP) Recovery, Debbie and Brandon Knauss, help Jessica's family stage an intervention. Watch as Debbie and Brandon help the family prepare.

Pain Medication Addiction in Society

Israel C. (Izzy) Kalman, MS Nationally Certified School Psychologist Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, 1978, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital Philadelphia Author : Bullies to Buddies: How to turn your enemies into friends & How to Stop Being Teased and Bullied Without Really Trying

Forced Merriment

Full Segment: For some the holidays bring feelings of joy and togetherness, but for others they can bring anxiety, stress and depression. What's the best way to deal with it?

The Rise of PTSD in Women and Women War Veterans

Research shows women are twice more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than men. It not only messes with the mind, it can hurt your health. Now, one woman is talking about her struggle to help others.

Too Stoned To Drive?

Full Segment: Colorado lawmakers struggle to define what's too high to drive. Marijuana's intoxication measurement levels become a contested debate.

Hard To Help

Full Segment: Our country is unequipped to help families who have mentally ill children. How can we change the way that we treat these children and how we support their families?

How Do We Help Mentally Ill Kids?

Our country is unequipped to help families who have mentally ill children. How can we change the way that we treat these children and how we support their families? Community members Andy Sapp, Lon Woodbury, Christina Shaver, Steven Dickstein and Brian Lombrowski join Marc to discuss.

Mother Of Special Needs Child Speaks Out

Christina Shaver, mother of an eight-year-old special needs child, speaks out on how difficult it is to find proper care, and why she doesn't want to put her child into a psychiatric facility.

What Compels a Mentally Ill Person to Commit Violent Acts?

Columbia University Department of Psychiatry Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman joins the News Hub to discuss what compels mentally ill people to commit acts of destruction and violence. Photo: Getty Images.

How Dr. Travis Copes with Tragedies Involving Children

Dr. Phil asks Dr. Travis about his experience as a first responder dealing with tragedies that involve children.

How Children Experience Traumatic Events

Dr. John Walkup, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how children may be dealing with traumatic events such as the school shooting in Connecticut.

Recovering Meth Addict: I'm An Open Book

James Garza, recovering meth addict, talks with HuffPost Live host Catherine Day about his methamphetamine addiction and recovery.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes for Baby Boomers

Dr. Roger Walsh of U.C. Irvine says health and happiness are right under baby boomers' noses with easy therapeutic lifestyle changes or TLCs. We can change for the better without medications or counseling, by eating a good diet, being active, appreciating nature, friends and by volunteering. Keep it simpleand keep it healthy.

The Physical and Mental Signs of Depression

Depression is a disorder affecting nearly 15 million of Americans. Pfizer's Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D. discusses the physical and mental signs and how to get help. Plus, E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains what happens to your brain when you feel depressed.

Baby Boomer Caregiving: Prevent Your Descent Into Caregiver Burnout

Remember that because you care for another person, your own care matters so much. Events will occur that are simply out of your control, so be good to yourself when they do, says Forrest Hong, Ph.D., a spokesperson for the National Association of Social Workers.

Study Looks at Therapy After Medication for Depression

When medication alone doesn't work, can adding cognitive behavioral therapy ease symptoms?

Mephedrone Offers Legal High Similar To Cocaine

Optimism sparked by falling heroin use is short lived. Mephedrone and "legal highs" are causing a whole new set of problems for society, and a new group of addicts.

Thrifty Heroin

Full Segment: Optimism sparked by falling heroin use is short lived. Mephedrone and "legal highs" are causing a whole new set of problems for society, and a new set of addicts.

Binge-Eating Now Classified as 'Real' Disorder

Until now, only anorexia & bulimia have been classified as legitimate eating disorders. This new label will provide help for those who struggle with food. Joining Nancy Redd to discuss are guests Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jennifer Smith and Carmine Famiglietti.

Binge-Eating Disorder

Full Segment: Until now, only anorexia & bulimia have been classified as legitimate eating disorders. This new label will provide help for those who struggle with food.

I Fired An Alcoholic Employee, Should I Have Done More To Help?

Barry Weinstein, business owner, tells Janet Varney about having to fire an employee that had an alcohol problem, and the moral, ethical, and business obligations that came with the situation, and Monica Bracht, chemical dependence interventionist, offers her take on the action he took.

Man Fired For Drug Addiction Now Helps Addicts

Justin Hewitt tells Janet Varney about his time working in sales and how his drug abuse grew into a tragedy and his workplace stepped in and sent him to rehab and then eventually let him go. He learned from the experience, is fully recovered now, and helping those that may be experiencing similar issues.

What You Can Do About Seasonal Affective Disorder

Find out what Seasonal Affective Disorder is and what you can do to avoid getting it.

Binge Drinking Dangers

While moderate alcohol consumption can have health benefits, imbibing too much, too often can have an adverse effect. Discover the dangers of binge drinking and how it can cause a range of health problems.

The Risks of Hookah Water Pipe Smoking

Hookah bars are popular near college campuses, and many people think smoking the fruit-flavored tobacco through the water pipes is a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes.The Doctors explain that hookah smokers can inhale more tobacco than cigarette smokers.

'Smiles' - The Dangerous New Synthetic Drug

A new synthetic drug similar to "bath salts" is being marketed to teenagers over the Internet and has been linked to several deaths.The drug 2C-I, nicknamed "smiles," is an amphetamine that is sold as a pill or powder, which often is added to chocolate or candy. It acts as a combination of LSD and ecstasy and interferes with serotonin in the brain.

The "Yellow Market" - Selling Urine for Money

Selling human urine is illegal in the United States; however, urine is being sold on the internet to substance users looking to pass drug tests, in a phenomenon some are calling the "yellow market."

Baby Boomer Addictions: Control Your Habit

Do you experience "uncomfortable feelings" or have extra time on your hands since retirement, have lost your job or are a stressed-out caregiver? If you're a baby boomer who needs emotional support, you reach for a bottle of alcohol or pills or are addicted to Internet pornography, you have company. As baby boomers continue to age, the number of people seeking treatment for substance abuse will double by 2020, Tricia Greaves of The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing told Mind Your Body TV.

Baby Boomer Addictions: Stop Emotional Overeating

Experts say nearly 36% of baby boomers are obese and emotional overeating may play a role. This behavior includes eating binges or grazing, preoccupation with reducing diets, starving, laxative or diuretic abuse, inducing vomiting after eating, chewing and spitting out food, fantasies about food and a constant preoccupation with food. Many emotional overeaters use food as a reward or comfort, says Tricia Greaves of The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing.

5 Bizarre Eating Disorders

Learn about these 5 bizarre eating disorders. Here are 5 bizarre eating disorders:Number 5 - Number 5 - Coprophagia. The act of ingesting feces. Yes, you heard it right, feces. Many animals are known to practice this but it's also been observed in some humans who usually suffered from psychiatric illnesses. Consuming feces can lead to health issues such as intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and many blood-borne diseases.Number 4 - Trichophagia. It is a disorder in which a person ingests hair.
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