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‘Gaming disorder’ added as mental health condition. Here’s what you should know.

It’s official. Video game addiction, or “gaming,” has been added to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) list of mental health conditions. The disorder was added last week to WHO’s disease classification manual, which identifies health trends. Audrey Nottke, director of nursing over behavioral health services at The Medical Center of Aurora, told the local Fox…
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Kate Spade’s death prompts education on suicide risks, signs and resources to help

American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her home on Tuesday after an apparent suicide. She was 55 years old. Brian E. Wood, DO, a board-certified psychiatrist at HCA Healthcare’s LewisGale Medical Center, reacted to the news and shares the risk factors for suicide and what we can do to help our loved…
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Mass shootings: The collective trauma and how to cope

The latest tragic event to headline the news included a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that resulted in multiple injuries and the loss of innocent lives. This senseless and traumatic event will be felt by the victims’ families and the community forever. And for the nation that bore witness to this…
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The truth about stalking

With anti-harassment campaigns like #MeToo and, more recently, #TimesUp – an initiative launched by prominent women in the entertainment industry to fight systemic sexual harassment, assault and inequality, which culminated with Hollywood stars wearing black in solidarity at last night’s Golden Globes awards – the time is now to address another behavior that affects one…
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#MeToo movement brings sexual assault nurse examiners to forefront

The scores of people who have shared their stories of sexual assault and harassment in the now-viral #MeToo social media movement are staggering – and disturbing. But sadly, not shocking to sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) at HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. In just one year, SANE nurses at the HCA Healthcare…
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