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Shame Of Our Cities: Neglect Of The Mentally Ill
I have previously written that the United States is the worst place in the world to have a mental illness, while Trieste is the best. We are the worst because we so badly underfund treatment, recovery, and housing programs for people with severe mental illness. The result 350,000 in prison 250,000 homeless. Life in prison when you are mentally ill is unimaginably horrible long and repeated stays, high risk of solitary, physical and sexual abuse. Usually th ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
CEO Has The Best Response To His Employee's Mental Health Day
This is what we d call boss of the year material. Madalyn Parker, a Michigan-based web developer at the chat software company Olark, emailed her coworkers and CEO a few weeks ago, candidly letting them know she was taking a couple days off for her mental health. Her boss was not only cool with her last-minute leave, but praised her for her honesty about working on her psychological wellbeing. The exchange is a perfect example of what mental health support ...
Huffington Post - Mon. Aug 28
US Open: Do Tennis Players Who Grunt Have an Advantage?
As the US Open tournament gets underway, tennis fans and sports pundits around the world are predicting who will walk away with the fourth and final Grand Slam title of 2017. Serena Williams, who has six US Open titles to her name, has ruled herself out of contention due to pregnancy . Stan Wawrinka, who won the men s tournament last year, has withdrawn with a knee injury. Neither of these former champions will win. So, who has the best shot at victory One ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
Dog Bites: Comprehensive Data and Interdisciplinary Analyses
Why dogs bite, the medical, legal, and other consequences of humans being bitten by dogs, and how to manage them, are hot topics globally. 1 I m very interested in the general topic of dog biting, but when I go to the web to learn about specific studies there are numerous hits and it s often difficult to make sense of the data and to separate fact from fiction. So, I was thrilled to learn of a new book edited by Daniel Mills and Carri Westgarth called Dog ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
A New Diagnosis for the DSM?
Over the past four decades, educators, clinicians, and researchers have become increasingly aware that there are children who have no problem with purely verbal activities, and may even be verbally advanced, but who, have significant problems academically, especially with mathematical concepts long division, fractions, grafts, shapes and in organizing their work. Because, since early on, they have demonstrated good verbal skills reading, spelling, vocabula ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
My Child a Bully? Never! Well Maybe…
One of the most difficult things a parent can hear is, Your child is bullying my child. As parents , our first reaction is, My child would never do that. He is innocent. When this happens, it is important to remember that your child, as a human being, can and will make mistakes. Hopefully he isn t harming another child but realize that all of us, including your child, do things for which we are not proud. Children often bully other children because they do ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
War, Intelligence Collectors, and Inevitable Mortality
Imagine it s your job today to collect information or intelligence in a village that s often the source of mortar attacks on your camp, and where one of your buddies was just killed by an improvised explosive device IED . In other words, your job is to go into a dangerous place and talk with people who may want to kill you. Your job constantly reminds you of your own mortality. Yep, the thought of this job makes me a little anxious, even though I m sitting ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
Currency Innovation: Bitcoin
A few years before the Great Recession, I was an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank. I provided some limited advice on how to stimulate growth through innovation . It was too little, too late. Many financial experts far more capable than myself tried to help prevent the imminent collapse. But the politicians were sure they knew more about our economic system than the experts. Hindsight proves they knew very little and it was the everyday American who suff ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Aug 28
Shedding consistent pounds each week linked to long-term weight loss
When it comes to losing weight, it s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel University. In a study of 183 participants, those whose weights fluctuated the most during the first few weeks of a behavioral weight loss program ultimately had poorer weight loss outcomes one and two years later, compared to the men and women who lost a consistent number of pounds each week. The results were published today in ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 28
Pride In Mental Health: An Interview With LGBT Activists, Cole Ledford And Dio...
I had the privilege of speaking with experts, activists, and advocates about the various mental health needs we have in the LGBTQ communities, at an event hosted by Crisis Text Line . We all agreed that a supportive and continuous, therapeutic relationship is key, for everyone really. But for those of us who face constant discrimination it can be a matter of life and death. The trouble is that psychotherapy is stigmatized not enough clinicians are competen ...
Huffington Post - Fri. Aug 25
From Charleena Lyles To Sophia King, Black Women Are Uniquely Endangered By Po...
The day before Juneteenth, a holiday on which blacks celebrate their freedom, the killing of Charleena Lyles by two Seattle police officers, reminded us that we are not as free as we think. Lyles called the police to her home, where she resided with her children. Suffering from mental health issues, the 30-year-old black mother was armed with two knives. Officers killed her in front of her children. It is time for police to learn to respect the lives of bl ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
When Robin Williams Comforted Me In The Airport After My Husband's Suicide
Written by Kate Lyon Osher Robin Williams On Monday, August 11, 2014, I was sitting with my kids outside playing. They were in a wagon singing So Long, Farewell and pretending they were sailing to Ireland to pick up trash on their next expedition. A text from a dear friend came in. And then another and then a news alert. And it was absolutely heartbreaking and unbelievable news. Robin Williams was dead . Before the sideline commentary starts about this bei ...
Huffington Post - Thu. Aug 24
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