The Perfect, Inexpensive Vegan Plant Protein for the Human Diet

Colorado vegan Pinto Bean Cowboy's Pie using a dry meat analogue as carrier

Colorado vegan Pinto Bean Cowboy’s Pie (50% pinto beans)

Vegan Italian Cannellini Bean Quiche using tofu pate as the carrier

Vegan Italian Cannellini Bean Quiche with Hazelnut Canellini Bean Fennel Pesto using tofu as the bean carrier

Cuban Black Bean Polenta Loaf using a firm polenta as the carrier

Cuban Black Bean Polenta Loaf with sweet and Source savory Picadillo Sauce

Health conscious consumers cutting back on meat are looking for natural, healthy, inexpensive vegan protein options and chefs/cooks are looking for solutions.

BOULDER, CO, US, June 26, 2019 / — Are you attempting to consume more plant proteins as part of a healthy diet or a chef looking for a simple, high quality, inexpensive, and high protein solution, but don’t know where to start? Do you know how to calculate how much protein you need for your body weight? The answer is simple and approachable regardless of your culinary skills or food budget.

The sustainable perfect plant protein for human consumption and rarely seen, if ever, on commercial food service menu as a center plate entrée are pulses (beans, peas, and lentils). As a professional chef and vegan since 1976 only once did a restaurant serve me pulses and only after returning the cup of vegetables poised as the entrée. Pulses are often served with meat but not in place meat as an entrée. There are two reasons why.
• Chefs and general public are not generally aware of the dynamic nutritional value of beans and
pulses as a “Balanced Protein”

• Chef’s and cooks have not yet learned how to translate low perceived value beans into
savory slice-able high value nutrient protein.

Pulses Superior Source of Protein.
• One (1) cup cooked pinto beans has 15 grams of protein or 25% of daily requirement for 150 lb. person

• Superior Source of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber & Fat

• Combined with a grain, beans are a complete protein

• Beans are sustainable source of protein nourishing the soil with nitrogen

• Easy to prepare

Cooking technique solutions
Beans need one or more plant based carrier ingredients to give them texture and binding qualities to create a slice-able entrée protein. A firm polenta with roasted chopped nuts is a good example of a slice-able protein. Beans work well in plant and meatloaf (vegan or with meat). In working and developing a few plant based cooking techniques to integrate pulsed into center plate entrees I have come up with some simple solutions exemplified in the pictures.
How does one calculate their daily protein needs?
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) formula is: Divide your body weight in pounds (i.e. 150 lbs.) by 2.2. (kilogram) which is 68 kilograms. Multiply that number by .8. We need .8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Your protein need would be 54 grams of protein. The fifteen grams of protein in a cup of pinto beans covers 25% of the protein needs for the 150 lb. person.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization bean support
The UN FAO believes that pulses are the sustainable protein for humanity, especially 3rd world countries, and food security and sustainability. The UN FAO declared 2016 The International Year of The Pulse and February 10th, 2019 the first International Day of the Pulse in its support of pulse education. Lux International stated that plant protein has a 9% potential growth rate over the next 40 years and the increase in plant based burgers is confirmation.

For more information on how to ingrate beans into your vegan or traditional meat menu as a center plate entrée go to American Natural, a non-profit whose mission is plant-based culinary education, and contact Chef Ron Pickarski who 46 years a professional chef and 43 years a vegan chef for help. Chef Pickarski is a vegan Culinologist, consultant, and president of Eco-Cuisine, authored 3 books on vegan cuisine, and won 7 medal (gold, silver, and bronze with vegan cuisine at the International Culinary Olympics. His recent Book “The Classical Vegetarian Cookbook for Professional Chefs and Inspired Cooks” is available at He currently works with the Colorado Dry Bean Board developing beans as center plate entrees.

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Weedmayhem Hosts Huge and Historic Party to Celebrate Online Platform Launch at the Greek Theatre



A Groundbreaking Bash to Celebrate the World's First Online Marketplace Platform for the Cannabis Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — is celebrating a monumental launch of its much-anticipated legal online marketplace platform and social networking hub for the cannabis industry on July 13, 2019, at the world famous Greek Theatre.

The Greek Theater, which is owned by the City of Los Angeles, is taking historic steps after approving Weedmayhem to host the venue’s first-ever cannabis event on July 13 at 6 p.m. Most known for hosting concerts featuring legendary artists such as Frank Sinatra, Carlos Santana, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and Aretha Franklin, the iconic theatre is scheduled to host the official private launch party for Weedmayhem’s compliant online cannabis and other consumer products marketplace.

The Mayhem at The Greek celebration features a handcrafted collection of the most respected cannabis and fashion companies in the world. A private area has been specially reserved to infuse the likes of Cartier, Chanel, Fendi, Gucci, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., and Supreme into the night’s experience. This groundbreaking bash is guaranteed to unite the cannabis industry in a way that connects tech to the highest quality brands. The guest list will feature celebrities, influencers, government officials, doctors, investors, dispensary owners, distribution companies, as well as major media outlets. Each guest is highly encouraged to connect with cannabis industry leaders as they showcase their brands and discuss the latest happenings in a growing multi-billion dollar industry.

WEEDMAYHEM’s LAUNCH PARTY will be the affair of the season for the cannabis industry.

Attendees will learn more about Weedmayhem’s revolutionary platform while mingling with fellow supporters of the legal cannabis movement in an elegant venue that pulls out all the stops. There will be no shortage of great minds, fun, food, drinks, sponsorship opportunities, music, and Weedmayhem, of course.

“We have spent five years engineering the technology, design, and functionality of the Weedmayhem platform and are beyond excited to share it all with the world! Our launch party will showcase the features of the platform and will highlight how the technology ensures that buyers and sellers are all in complete compliance when it comes to abiding by the complex regulations surrounding legal cannabis. We have done the hard work so it’s easy for buyers and sellers to safely transact, as it should be. Now it’s time to celebrate!” -Michael Mizrachi, CEO, and Founder of Weedmayhem

About Weedmayhem

As laws and regulations embrace cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, the Weedmayhem platform makes it easy for sellers to reach their buyers online. Additionally, it allows buyers to shop for and order their cannabis products with just a few clicks. Beyond cannabis products, Weedmayhem is a global marketplace for cannabis-related (non-THC) products like smoking devices, grow lamps, grinders, etc. as well as other consumer products like t-shirts, hats, and much more.

“Creating a centralized hub to ensure a fluid, compliant, and user-friendly online marketplace across all spectrums and extensions are vital for the legal cannabis industry. Technology so far advanced and years ahead will ensure a solution to diligently assist with legislation, regulations, assist merchants to increase revenue and reach larger audiences, and allow consumers to purchase legally and safely worldwide. My mission from day one was to build an ironclad foundation for the Weedmayhem marketplace based on the fundamentals of safety and compliance. It was the only way to make all this all work.” -Michael Mizrachi, CEO, and Founder of Weedmayhem

Weedmayhem’s Community is also launching alongside the marketplace which is a social networking platform for the cannabis industry. Anyone can join to share ideas, join conversations, get advice, find entertainment, socialize, and more.

Join in on the Weedmayhem Launch Party celebration!

Venue: The Greek Theatre

Address: 2700 North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, California 90027

Start Time: 6 p.m.

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Linx Vapor Introduces New Linx Eden Dual Use Vaporizer – The Best Convection Vaporizer for under $100

The New Linx Eden Dual Use Vaporizer

The New Linx Eden Dual Use Vaporizer

Linx: pioneers on the forefront of health consciousness

Linx: pioneers on the forefront of health consciousness

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Innovation and health-centric premium vaporizer company Linx Vapor is proud to announce a powerful budget convection vaporizer, the Linx Eden, for $99.99.

Inspired by a minimalistic design, the Eden is stripped down to only the essentials, flavor and vapor. The device is packed with the latest technologies to optimize flavor delivery, including a true 100% convection heating system, pure quartz chamber, and dual use capabilities – allowing simultaneous use of both dry herb and concentrates with the included “Lava Plate” concentrate pads. The Linx Eden can truly unlock the flavor of the herb.

Linx has always been pioneers on the forefront of health consciousness and strives to minimize the use of plastics in its entire product line. The Eden is no exception. It uses air instead of silica gel to insulate heat production. Furthermore, Linx has completely removed the plastic insulation section in the chamber itself. Such design is so unique and novel that it separates Linx from the mainstream vaporizers.

As the newest dry herb vaporizer from Linx Vapor, the Eden also features a convection heating element that helps to improve efficiency by conserving the freshness of the flower within its large chamber. Since this heating method doesn’t waste as many terpenes, the Eden is perfect for users of any skill level who value flavor and affordability.

The Eden’s long list of attributes for the price are unrivaled. Every Linx Eden features four preprogrammed temperature settings and comes complete with an interchangeable silicone sleeve, magnetic mouthpiece cap, cleaning brush, glass mouthpiece, USB charger, filter screens and medical grade stainless steel
Flavor, health and craftsmanship are three words that have become synonymous with the Linx Vapor name and as always, the Eden is continuing that tradition.
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About Linx Vapor

Linx Vapor began making headlines within the vaporizer community back in 2016.

Now, Linx boasts an array of award-winning vaporizers. Their concentrate vaporizers include the newly launched Linx Blaze with dual atomizers, the Hypnos Zero with a ceramic plate chamber, the Linx Ares honey straw vaporizer, and the Linx Ember.

For dry herb, they began with the Linx Gaia and are now introducing the budget friendly Linx Eden.

Linx also has a small selection of oil pens that include the popular Linx Hermes 2.

Linx Vapor’s attention to detail and focus on health consciousness has landed them many top awards including “Best Vaporizer for Dry Herb and Extracts,” “Best Discrete Vaporizer” and “Most Affordable Vaporizer” by leading industry media such as Forbes, High Times, Gizmodo, Leafly and Herb.

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Dr. Mark Pinsky Offers Surgical and Non-Surgical Body Contouring Solutions at His Palm Beach Offices

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Celebrated plastic surgeon Mark Pinsky goes beyond industry-standard procedures to provide the best and most advanced treatments available on the market. To help a growing number of patients who are dissatisfied with their weight or size, he offers a selection of both invasive and non-invasive procedures at his offices in Palm Beach, Florida.

Known for his dedicated patient care and his commitment to employing the latest beauty industry breakthroughs, Dr. Mark Pinsky is the premiere plastic surgeon of South Florida. From offices in the Palm Beach area, Dr. Mark. Pinsky and his team offer head-to-toe solutions with plenty of surgical and non-surgical procedures to choose from. He ensures that his facilities are equipped to treat almost any aesthetical scenario, and he’s quick to share insight on realistic outcomes and tailored plans so patients are comfortable with their options.

Dr. Mark Pinsky wants people to look their best, but more importantly, he wants his patients to feel their best and attain the slimmer, more youthful body they’re after. While he’s known around the world for his breast augmentations and his contributions to skincare, he also employs state-of-the-art procedures to achieve the most effective body contouring in the industry.

Among the procedures available at Pinsky Plastic Surgery are liposuction, filler injections, skincare regimens and other full-body transformative treatments that exceed patient expectations. For each case, Dr. Mark Pinsky sits down to consult with the patient and determine an individual plan of action that will deliver long-lasting results. Here, he is able to suggest surgical and nonsurgical options, explain the associated processes, and listen carefully to patient expectations to determine the most useful procedures.

“It’s not enough to only offer one or two procedures for patients to choose from, especially since they don’t automatically qualify for them all,” says Dr. Mark Pinsky. “To meet and exceed our patient’s expectations, we turn to a range of industry-leading, breakthrough beauty procedures. We have something for everyone here.”

Dr. Mark Pinsky and his expert staff perform procedures at his Palm Beach offices where patients come to expect life-changing alterations. The surgical procedures at Pinsky Plastic Surgery give patients a reshaped or contoured body by removing fat and excess skin or using tech advances like CoolSculpting procedures to freeze fat cells off.

His offices also use microblade technology, laser skin treatments, and SilkPeel Dermalinfusion among other procedures to transform patients’ bodies into the figure of their dreams. In this way, Dr. Mark Pinsky ensures each patient receives personalized care and individual solutions to their concerns. They leave knowing they received the most appropriate procedure from one of the most skilled surgeons in the industry.

“Our patients have many contouring and weight loss solutions available at our offices,” says Mark Pinsky. “They leave happy because the results from our variety of sophisticated treatments speak for themselves.”

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Amy Bishop, Optometrist in Texas, Helps Horses See the Light, Find Good Homes

Amy Bishop Optometrist

Horses Bound for Slaughter Rescued and Placed in Homes by Amy Bishop, Optometrist

CHILDRESS, TEXAS, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Amy Bishop, Optometrist in Childress, Texas, does far more than help people with their vision. She also has a passion for rescuing horses, which she sees as her way of giving back to the community for their support of her since she began practicing optometry in 1994.

“I have practiced optometry in my hometown of Childress, Texas, for more than two decades,” said Amy Bishop, Optometrist. “I found this way of giving back and doing something I love. Animal welfare and advocacy has always been important to me.”

Amy Bishop, Optometrist, rescues horses bound for slaughter in Mexico. According to the Animal Welfare Institute, in 2016 more than 17,000 United States horses are sent to slaughter in Mexico every year. Slaughtering horses in the United States became illegal in 2007, but these American horses are still shipped to Mexico and Canada and slaughtered for human consumption abroad, the Animal Welfare Institute states.

When Amy Bishop, Optometrist in Texas, learned about these statistics, she was horrified. She did something most people could not, and started a horse rescue. She rescues horses and finds forever homes for them, and has horses available for adoption at all times. She is a registered American Quarter Horse and Texas Longhorn breeder, with memberships with Texas Longhorn Breeder Association and American Quarter Horse Association.

According to the Animal Welfare Institute, 92% of horses arriving at slaughter plants in recent years were deemed to be in good condition. “The horse slaughter industry makes a greater profit off of healthy horses and therefore purposefully seeks out such animals,” the Animal Welfare Institute explains.

Amy Bishop, Optometrist for 25 years, has been recognized by the International Association of HealthCare Professionals as a Leading Physician of the World in 2017. She owns Family Eye Care in Childress, where she provides emergency eye care and postoperative care. She provides treatment for glaucoma, dry eyes and pediatric eye conditions. Additionally, she treats patients in Oak Cliff part time and will open a new practice in Bishop Arts in Dallas this fall. Amy Bishop, Optometrist who graduated from University of Houston with her medical degree in 1994, is affiliated with many hospitals in Texas.

Focusing on her love of livestock and rescuing horses has given Amy Bishop, Optometrist an outlet outside work to express herself and do good. “Seeing how happy people are when they adopt one of these horses into a forever home makes it so worthwhile,” she said.

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Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD Becomes DOT Examiner for OTR Truck Drivers

Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD

NEWARK, DELAWARE, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of his many patients. Recently, to help certify over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers for work, he has earned certification as an official examiner with the Department of Transportation.

Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD is a renowned physician who has earned many certifications and accreditations in his professional career. Currently he serves as a Diplomat of the American Board of both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine in addition to serving as a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. He’s a certified clinical densitometrist and Fellow of the American College of Physicians as well.

Dr. Niaz earned the Best Research Award of 1996 during his internal medicine residency program in Washington, DC for his work on “Thrombosis in Acute Coronary Syndrome.”
He’s a recipient of the National Leadership Award and serves as Honorary Co-Chairman of the Physician Advisory Board.

“My mission is to improve the health of individuals through excellence in patient care,” says Dr. Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD. “I’ve always strived to provide only top-quality healthcare and constantly seek out new ways to share my understanding of health and medicine with others.”

Recently, Dr. Niaz has extended his expertise to the Department of Transportation, where he oversees medical certification for OTR truck drivers. In order to drive commercial motor vehicles, busses, and other heavy machinery, drivers first must undergo medical examinations to determine if they are fit to be an operator. The DOT achieves this by enlisting the help of medical examiners like Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD who have completed training and the certification required. These physicians measure the physical fitness and the overall well-being of each driver in an effort to keep the roads safer.

The trucking industry is often called the backbone of America since many daily needs across the country are fulfilled by the loads they carry. However, because the vehicles they drive are so massive and heavy, drivers must prove that their medical standing won’t get in the way of their performance.

Not everyone can become a medical examiner for the DOT; they must first meet exemplary requirements and train under the department’s standards. After, they must complete the FMCSA Medical Examiner Certification Test, which includes FMCSA-specific information and knowledge about the requirements of commercial motor vehicle drivers and their positions.

Once completing requirements, DOT Certified Medical Examiners retain their certification for a decade. However, they are likely required to undergo periodic training every 5 years to ensure they are up-to-date with standards and changes in the industry, dedicating themselves to an expanding knowledge base.

“As a certified examiner, I exercise my medical understanding to protect America’s highways and ensure this vital system runs as safely and efficiently as possible,” says Dr. Muhammed Niaz MD.

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Himachal Mukhopadhyay Discusses How Genetic Testing Vastly Improves Healthcare Insight

ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — As a healthcare professional, Himachal Mukhopadhyay stays up-to-date with evolving trends in healthcare and the advancing technologies that enhance medical capability. He believes genetic testing is the next big breakthrough in healthcare, which allows physicians to get special, individualized medical data for each of their patients.

For decades, Himachal Mukhopadhyay has watched technology develop alongside specialized healthcare solutions to provide patients better and more optimistic results. With advancements across the board, he thinks genetic testing will be our greatest ally in improving patient care even further.

“Genetic testing is becoming much more common, especially with the emerging consumer products that give people access to their genetic health results,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “Overall, genetic testing allows medical professionals to peer inside basic individual genes to determine what illnesses or diseases patients are more susceptible to.”

Genetic testing helps physicians craft better preventative care for diseases and sickness. Regardless if results come back negative or positive for a specific gene mutation, they still give doctors critical insight into patient health. Because of these tests, many individuals gain a sense a relief since the results clarify health uncertainties and help them manage their health more accurately moving forward.

Through genetic tests, patients can rule out the likelihood of certain illnesses and can devote their time spent on checkups and screening tests in a more appropriate direction. Test results help prevent or monitor certain illnesses, which will assist medical professionals create more personalized treatment options.

“Genetic tests have proved to be useful in helping couples make more informed decisions about having babies, too,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “They can enlighten potential parents of the genetics they’re likely to pass onto their kids and can help identify genetic disorders early on so treatment can begin as soon as possible.”

Genetic testing works by collecting a small sample of blood, hair, skin, amniotic fluid, or other tissue and identifying changes in genes, chromosomes, or proteins. After collection, samples are sent off to a laboratory where specialized technicians look for key indicators. They may study short lengths of DNA or single genes to pick up on mutations; they also may analyze chromosomes and long lengths of DNA to identify major genetic changes that could lead to severe health conditions.

Currently, there are hundreds of available genetic tests that can pry into our genetic code and help us understand our specific health standing (and the likelihood that it will be passed onto children) so that we can better take care of ourselves.

“When a person undergoes a genetic test, it’s always best for them to talk with their doctor first to understand the scope and limitations,” says Himachal Mukhopadhyay. “While it’s not an exact blueprint to perfect health, the test will improve each patient’s chances at warding off serious health issues for years to come.”

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NACCHO Recognizes Local Health Department Efforts to Increase HIV Testing to Ending the HIV Epidemic

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2019 / — Every year, National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27 to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and diagnosis. An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 – or nearly 165,000 people – are unaware of their diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 is tested at least once as part of routine healthcare and more frequently for those with specific risk factors. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, recognizes the life-saving efforts of its members as they work every day to keep their communities safe and healthy.

Local health departments are essential partners in increasing the number of people who are aware of their HIV status and connecting individuals to HIV prevention and care services, regardless of status. Local health departments provide HIV testing at clinics and through community outreach efforts. To ensure that HIV testing is available to all people in all communities, and that testing efforts are reaching priority populations, including communities of color, gay and bisexual men, transgender men and women, youth, and people who inject drugs, local health departments work in partnership with community-based organizations, community members, and healthcare providers.
“On National HIV Testing Day, NACCHO commends local health departments across the country who work each day to help individuals in their community know their status, get linked to care, and build community-level partnerships to support our nation’s push towards ending the epidemic,” said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman. “As an organization, we are committed to supporting local health departments and advocating on their behalf to ensure the necessary resources and capacity for increasing access to HIV testing, reducing disparities in HIV outcomes, and ensuring that our nation’s plan to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. is a success.”

To observe this awareness day, local health departments are hosting and participating in testing events and using health communication resources to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing in ending the HIV epidemic. For example, through the National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership, health departments and HIV/AIDS service organizations are working with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to broaden the reach of HIV testing and information in non-traditional settings and help people understand the latest in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. This year, more than 265 community partners are supporting the 2019 Testing Day activation, which will provide free HIV testing in participating Walgreens stores in more than 260 cities including San Antonio. “The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is committed to reducing HIV infections and raising awareness about HIV in collaboration with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens by providing free HIV testing throughout San Antonio on Thursday, June 27, 2019,” said Anita Kurian, Assistant Director of Communicable Disease at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. “Approximately 18% of people who are infected with HIV in San Antonio are unaware of their HIV status; therefore, we encourage all people to be tested on National HIV Testing Day, but also adopt HIV testing as a part of their regular health and wellness check-ups.”


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Stress Relief The Modern Way: Articles That Use Humor, Connections, and Personal Reflection to Boost Your Mental Health

Stress relief through peer support at Supportiv, The Support Network

Supportiv, the peer support network for getting stuff off your chest anonymously, announces its latest article collection for relieving stress.

We wanted to create resources that help people see reflections of their own struggles in others – to show how helpful it is to not feel alone.”

— Pouria Mojabi, Co-Founder, Supportiv

BERKELEY, CA, USA, June 26, 2019 / — Supportiv, the peer support network that matches users into real-time, topic-specific peer groups for anonymous peer support on any life struggle –from anxiety to burnout, childhood issues to daily life struggles– announces its latest article collection, sharing modern perspectives and crowdsourced tips to relieve all kinds of stress.

Helena Plater-Zyberk, Supportiv Co-Founder, discusses a large root cause of stress: “Stress accumulates easily when we ignore parts of our lives or ourselves. Holding in emotions allows them to build on each other. So when we stop addressing personal sources of stress, we invite feelings like depression, anxiety, or burnout.”

Pouria Mojabi, Co-Founder, continues: “On the other hand, when we see our struggles in a relatable, funny, or at least manageable light, we can grapple with them more effectively. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and shut down when you think your problems are unusual or unstoppable. So we wanted to create resources that help people see reflections of their own struggles in others – to show how helpful it is to not feel alone.”

Whether it’s learning self-management skills to keep on top of daily life, how to connect more authentically with others, or how to use your emotions to feel better, you’ll find tools in this collection to relieve stress and feel a little better about life.

Key topics covered include:
– You Know You Have A Dysfunctional Family When…
– The Best Tweets From #HowIFightDepression
– The Ultimate Guide To Re-Parenting Yourself
– Depression Memes For When You Need To Laugh
– Peer Support in 2019: Your Choices
– Happy Self-Parenting Day: Signs You Self-Parented and How To Celebrate
– The 11 Most Honest Grief Quotes On The Internet
– 30 Movies To Watch When You’re Feeling Stressed
– 8 Dysfunctional Family Quotes To Ease Your Struggle
– The Problem With “How Are You?”
– Understanding Your Sexual and Gender Identity: A Guide

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Feel less overwhelmed, and start conquering your stress, with Supportiv. Supportiv has already helped over 65,000 users feel less dejected, anxious, hopeless, and alone through its moderator-guided chats with AI-driven content and resource recommendations. It is available instantly, and is free for your first 24 hours, at

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CCHR Says Federal and State Investigations Needed into Soaring Psychotropic Drug Use, Suicides and Violence

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

Researchers took the FDA ADR data and identified 25 psychotropic drugs that are disproportionately associated with violence.

Researchers took the FDA ADR data and identified 25 psychotropic drugs that are disproportionately associated with violence.

Of 409 psychiatric drug agency warnings, 49 warn of self-harm, suicidal ideation, 27 warn of violence, mania, psychosis, hostility and homicidal ideation.

Preventing suicides and acts of mass violence must include the recognition of how psychotropic drugs can drive a person to hurt themselves or others.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2019 / — In the wake of recent reports of suicide increases, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) urges Congress and state governments to implement greater oversight of soaring psychotropic drug prescribing and their links to suicide and acts of violence. Where a death is categorized as a suicide, the group urges that it be registered whether the person was taking or withdrawing from psychotropic drugs at the time, as they can induce suicidal and violent behavior.

The group was responding to a Harvard Medical School study published in JAMA in June 2019, which found the rate of suicide among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The Harvard researchers pointed out, “The research had some limitations, including that the causes of death in the data were based on death certificates, which can be subject to error.” [1]

CCHR recommends that in all suicides there should blood tests for psychotropic drugs and the findings registered to study the role of these drugs in suicides.
Despite Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings that antidepressants may induce suicidal behavior in those younger than 24, IQVia Total Patient Tracker Database for 2017, reported 2.1 million 0-17 year olds were prescribed the drugs, of which 1,503,185 were aged 13-17. All told, there were 7.2 million children and adolescents taking psychiatric drugs. [2]

One in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to the CDC. Between 1999 and 2014, the number of Americans who said they had taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent, a 2017 government survey also found. [3]

Suicide and Violence

In a published response to a BMJ article, “Antidepressants and murder: case not closed,” Professor Peter C. Gotzsche of Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen warned that the FDA admitted in 2007 that SSRI antidepressants “can cause madness at all ages and that the drugs are very dangerous.” Quoting the FDA: “All patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, and unusual changes in behavior….” In adult and pediatric patients, antidepressants can cause: anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania. [4]

Professor Gotzsche pointed out, “People cannot be monitored every minute and many have committed SSRI-induced suicide or homicide within a few hours after everyone thought they were perfectly okay.”

• Researchers looked at 64,381 pages of clinical study reports (70 trials) from the European Medicines Agency. These showed that SSRIs in comparison with placebo increase aggression in children and adolescents, odds ratio 2.79. “This is an important finding considering the many school shootings where the killers were on SSRIs,” the researchers said.
• In a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials in adult healthy volunteers, antidepressants double the occurrence of events that the FDA has defined as possible precursors to suicide and violence, odds ratio 1.85.
• “It can no longer be doubted that antidepressants are dangerous and can cause suicide and homicide at any age,” Professor Gotzsche reported.
Veteran Suicides and Acts of Violence

This is also evident in veteran suicides. Veterans account for one of every five suicides, according to the Pharmacist, stating: “Although all patients on antidepressants should be monitored for suicidal ideation when titrating, younger veterans (18-24 years) in particular should also be monitored closely after initiation.” [5]

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie recently told Congress that the VA is stepping up efforts to prevent veteran suicides. He highlighted the problem of firearm-related suicides, which he said accounted for 70 percent of veteran suicides. [6] What he didn’t discuss was the increasing prescribing of psychotropic drugs to veterans and how many of those committing suicide by firearm were taking and withdrawing from the psychotropic drugs.

CCHR’s report, “Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide: Schools Shootings and Other Acts of Violence,” addresses both issues. Of 409 official psychiatric drug agency warnings, 49 warn of self-harm, suicide or suicidal ideation, 27 warn of violence, mania, psychosis, hostility, aggression and homicidal ideation, and 17 addiction and withdrawal effects. [7] To view CCHR's Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine, click here. The report cites numerous cases of veterans that while taking or withdrawing from psychotropic drugs, committed senseless acts of violence, including the Washington DC Navy Yard shooter, the Fort Hood gunman and the killer of former Navy S.E.A.L, Chris Kyle. [8]

Constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord is also calling on the Trump administration to launch a probe into possible links between psychiatric drugs and the epidemic of school shootings. The attorney notes that psychiatric drugs are known to produce dangerous side effects that include thoughts of and/or tendencies towards suicide and, importantly, violence. As such, “shouldn’t we expect aberrant behavior to be cropping up all over the nation?” Emord asked. [11]

CCHR points to the recently passed Whole Veteran Act as a step in the right direction as it would require the VA to study alternative health services for veterans. As co-sponsor of the law, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt, said, “It turns out that not all doctors think that the best way to deal with chronic pain or [post-traumatic stress disorder] or depression is to simply hand out more pills.” In the right combination, holistic treatments can be safer and more affordable than traditional medicine, he said. [12]

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit,


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School Shootings & Psychiatric Drugs—Constitutional Attorney Jonathan Emord

Source: EIN Presswire