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The U.S. Has A Long History Of Drugging Distressed Kids In Its Custody
Among the most disturbing allegations against privately operated shelters publicized last week by a Reveal and Texas Tribune investigation was the charge that the Office of Refugee Resettlement routinely administers children psychotropic drugs without lawful authorization, according to court filings. The allegations focus primarily on the Manvel, Texas-based Shiloh Residential Treatment Center, a federally funded multi-use facility that houses detained imm ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jul 2
As A Mental Health Crisis Sweeps Across Colleges, Students Step Up To Fix It
For Sara Valente, the transition from high school to her freshman year at Harvard was rocky. She was homesick, anxious about making new friends and, as she puts it, obsessively comparing myself to my classmates. The stress of Harvard quickly overwhelmed me, the computer science major explains. I felt I had nowhere to turn. After a year, the teen reached out to the Ivy League school s on-campus mental health providers and began attending weekly therapy sess ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jul 2
New York, Virginia Become First States To Mandate Mental Health Education
New York and Virginia are the first states to enact laws that require schools to include mental health education in their curriculums. The New York legislation, which was written in 2015 and enacted on Sunday, directs all K-12 classrooms to get instruction about mental health as part of the overall health curriculum. Virginia s law, which is set to take effect this fall, is less wide-reaching, requiring mental health education for the first two years of hi ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jul 2
Why This Man Crusades For Mental Health After Nearly 30 Years In Prison
America s corrections system locks away a staggering number of people with mental health issues. An estimated 20 percent of people in jails and 15 percent in state prisons have a serious mental illness , according to a paper compiled by the Treatment Advocacy Center. Resources for these conditions aren t always available during incarceration or upon release and lack of access to care can cause a worsening of symptoms or adjustment issues after a former inm ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 25
How To Tell If You're In A Co-Dependent Relationship With A Friend
Vanessa Hannah Bright , a therapist based in New York City, often sees a troubling pattern play out in her office. A client will come in to discuss what s going on in their life and unknowingly describe what appears to be a co-dependent friendship. A friend let s call her Diane with some unhealthy or self-destructive aspects as part of her personality often due to childhood trauma reaches out to another friend let s call her Violet for support. If Violet i ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 25
Being Transgender Is No Longer Considered A Mental Disorder By World Health Or...
The World Health Organization will no longer classify being transgender as a mental health disorder, the public health agency announced Monday . Transgender and genderqueer identities, which WHO refers to as gender incongruence, are in a section about sexual health conditions in a newly updated version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems ICD . WHO, which is part of the United Nations, calls the ICD a bedr ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
8 Sneaky Signs Anxiety Is Taking Over Your Life
Considering that your life is a massive pile of stress we feel you , it s easy to shrug off perpetual angst as nothing more than run-of-the-mill worrying but downplaying your feelings might mean you end up ignoring clues that a more serious anxiety issue is at play. The earliest signs of an anxiety disorder are really easy to miss, mainly because there s no big event that brings our attention to our reactions think being hyperorganized or skipping a party ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing
17 Comments People With Depression Dread Hearing was originally published on The Mighty By Juliette Virzi If you live with depression , you might be used to the insensitive or ignorant comments people can make about it. You may even have a list of things you dread hearing. Have you tried drinking green tea Maybe you should consider exercising more. You need to focus on the positive. And while these kinds of comments usually come from a place of good intent ...
Huffington Post - Wed. Jun 20
Suicide Prevention Resources For Those In Crisis
The world lost two beloved people this week with the tragic deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade . Bourdain, restaurateur and host of CNN s Parts Unknown, died in a hotel in Kaysersberg, France, at age 61. Just three days earlier, 55-year-old Spade, known for her modern handbags and womenswear, was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Bourdain and Spade both reportedly died by suicide, sadly illustr ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
Too Many Men Are Dying By Suicide
Another week, we might be discussing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s alarming new suicide report in abstract terms. The CDC announced Thursday that suicide rates increased in all but one U.S. state from 1999 to 2016, and they rose by more than 30 percent in 25 of those states. The report also noted that nearly 45,000 Americans died of suicide in 2016, which, for perspective, is more people than Chicago s Wrigley Field can hold during a sol ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
14 'Harmless' Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging
14 Harmless Comments People Said That Were Actually Psychologically Damaging was published on The Mighty by Juliette Virzi. We ve all heard hurtful or invalidating comments at some point in our lives. If you live with a mental illness , you might be especially familiar with some seemingly harmless, but actually invalidating things people can say to those struggling. Sometimes these harmless comments come in the form of a question. Have you taken your meds ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Jun 11
Pete Davidson Says His Mental Illness Doesn't Ruin Romance
Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson isn t laughing. He offered up a hearty f k you on Thursday to critics who questioned his ability to maintain a romance because of his borderline personality disorder . The comic s clap-back arrived amid reports that he is dating singer Ariana Grande . Davidson, 24, disclosed last year that he was diagnosed with BPD , which the Mayo Clinic reports can generate a pattern of unstable intense relationships , distorted ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Jun 1
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