Friday, November 1, 2019

More West River residents losing their minds


Which parts of seven month winters, rampant racism, chilling effects on civil rights, an extremist legislature and living in a chemical toilet escape you people?
Farm bankruptcies in the United States jumped 24 percent in September to its highest level since 2011. The trade war and two years of adverse weather have been tough on producers. [WNAX radio]
A study recently published in the Journal of Rural Health found the suicide rate for farmers is not only the highest of any occupation in America, it's spiking because of a lack of ready access to mental health care services. Last year the Rapid City Journal blamed the South Dakota Republican Party for spikes in suicides and depression. So has a Sanford executive.
"The National Council for Behavioral Health came in and sent consultants to look at the community and what the needs and the availability of mental health services in Rapid City," said Dr. Katy Sullivan, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Regional Behavioral Health Center. "What it could mean for us as a mental health community would be greater collaboration and more of a chance to find ways to think outside of the box and find different, effective, and more cutting-edge treatment. [KEVN teevee]
Rapid City Regional enjoys a virtual medical industry monopoly in western South Dakota.

Still another study just concluded cannabis is an effective antidepressant therapy for some patients while keeping it illegal creates paranoia, anxiety and stigmatization. Cannabis is an effective treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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