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      Drug Abuse Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 640 pages. May 2016.
      978-0-7808-1516-2.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the abuse of illegal drugs and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications, along with facts about causes and consequences of drug abuse, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Eating Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 528 pages. May 2016.
      978-0-7808-1466-0.

      Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, causes, and complications of eating disorders, along with facts about prevention, treatment, and recovery. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 720 pages. April 2016.
      978-0-7808-1484-4.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of various mental illnesses, and the special mental health concerns of children and adolescents, older adults, and other groups, along with tips for maintaining mental wellness. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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  • Brown v. Board of Education decision announced—May 17, 1954

    On May 17, 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court announced its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, outlawing segregation in public schools. In the first half of the twentieth century, the forced segregation of people by race had effectively become the law of the land in the United States. The Supreme Court’s ruling that “separate but equal” facilities and accommodations were constitutional had resulted in blacks and whites being segregated in virtually all areas of daily life. Some of the most egregious examples of racial bigotry and discrimination occurred in the nation’s public schools. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court concluded that the segregation of public school children violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Finding that, “In the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place,” the court’s decision forever changed education in the United States and was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial equality.

    free resource button small  Brown v. Board of Education decision announced—May 17, 1954Drafting a straightforward opinion that eschewed sentiment or blame, Chief Justice Earl Warren was able to gain unanimous approval for the decision from his eight colleagues. Excerpts from the Supreme Court’s majority opinion are provided in this selection from Defining Moments: Brown v. Board of Education.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the decision, plus more biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: Brown v. Board of Education.

    Posted: May 13, 2016

  • May Is Mental Health Month

    Mental Health Month began in 1949 with a week-long observance and is now recognized each year in May. Mental health issues affect a large segment of society in the United States — adults, young adults, and children. In a given year, approximately one in five adults (43.7 million, or 18.6%) and the same proportion of young adults aged 13 to 18 (one in five, or 21.4%) experience mental illness. And younger children are not immune — for those aged 8 to 15, the estimate is 13%.

    free resource button small  May Is Mental Health MonthThis section from Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition, provides some basic facts on three topics: understanding mental health, defining mental illness, and the causes and warning signs of mental illness.

    Comprehensive information about mental wellness and mental illness, along with facts about recognizing and treating mood, anxiety, personality, psychotic, behavioral, impulse control, and addiction disorders, is available in Mental Health Information for Teens, 4th Edition. Complete information about mental health disorders in adults and children is available in the recently published Health Reference Series volume, Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Edition.

    Posted: May 2, 2016