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  • Unhinged Bill Kristol Suggests Maddow is a Double Agent

    03/15/2017 12:27:57 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 15, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Rachel Maddow stepped on a rake last night after she released Trump’s 1040 tax return form from 2005. All she proved was that President Trump paid millions in taxes; he paid a higher tax rate than Obama and Sanders. Rachel Maddow wasn’t the only one who came unhinged last night. The liberal meltdown after her epic failure was a beautiful thing to watch. Never Trumper, Bill Kristol went off the deep end suggesting Maddow is perhaps a double agent, turned by Steve Bannon. Her tax return stunt was perhaps a way to distract from the news cycle battering the CBO...
  • Psychiatrists debate on whether or not Donald Trump is mentally ill

    02/20/2017 7:17:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Pulse / NY Times ^ | February 19, 2017 | Maria Fernanda Guanipa
    On Tuesday, American psychiatrists, psychologist, and mental health experts signed a letter warning about Trump's mental health. They believe that Trumps' emotional instability is reflected in his speeches and actions, and therefore he is not capable of serving safely as a president. A lot of people have questioned President Trump' mental health. The concern has even gotten to the Congress, where representatives have considered proposing legislation that would require a psychiatrist in the White House. As well, NGOs, such as Change.org, have started petitions to remove Trump from the office given his mental condition. [Snip] Trump is a narcissist and...
  • Ex-Obama Official Suggests ‘Military Coup’ Against Trump

    02/02/2017 8:00:05 AM PST · by Resettozero · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Feb 2017 | by AARON KLEIN
    In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup. Brooks is a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation, which is funded by billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. She served from 2009-2011 as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and served as a senior adviser at Obama’s State Department. Her posting is titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020,” although the piece actually...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-02-17 (" Anyone else having a mental health crisis over this administration?")

    02/02/2017 9:59:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 2, 2017 | DUmmies & PJ-Comix
    The DUmmies are going out of their minds (actually they have already achieved that state) and they are blaming Donald Trump for their mental imbalance. This is actually one of the FUnniest threads ever as you can tell just by its title: Anyone else having a mental health crisis over this administration? In fact it is so funny that rather than my usual pontifications, let's go right to it. As usual the crazed rants of the mentally disabled DUmmies are in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, guiding your way through DUmmieland with a butterfly net,...
  • Sweden to stop calling transgender people 'mentally ill'

    01/28/2017 6:57:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 28 January 2017 11:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Transgender people will no longer be classified as “mentally ill” in Sweden, the country’s main national health authority has announced, in a decision widely criticized as overdue. Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare, or Socialstyrelsen, announced late on Friday that it would no longer automatically apply the diagnosis “gender dysphoria” to transgender patients. “…more than anything, this change has an important symbolic value,’ Kristina Bränd Persson, the organization’s head, said in a press release. “This is a completely reasonable change. Many divisions and categories are obsolete. For us, the decision is uncontroversial. We tend to follow the changes the...
  • CAIR’S HOOPER: US MUSLIMS’ 'MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES' CAUSE THEM TO FAKE HATE CRIMES

    12/27/2016 5:23:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 51 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 27, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Even fake hate crimes are caused by “Islamophobia.” Here’s a new twist: the establishment propaganda media’s narrative that Muslims are always victims is breaking down with the continuing revelations that Muslims have faked “anti-Muslim hate crimes,” and so now ABC News has doubled down: Muslims are victims, you see, because they fake anti-Muslim hate crimes. They’re driven crazy by “Islamophobia,” doncha know. “These false reports unfortunately give ammunition to the industry of Islamophobes who promote the demonization and dehumanization of Islamic Muslims,” says Hamas-linked CAIR’s Ibrahim “Honest Ibe” Hooper. “Islamic Muslims,” Ibe? Are there non-Islamic Muslims now? Anyway, note how...
  • [Vanity] Mental Health Practitioner and communist labels conservatives as mentally ill.

    10/04/2016 6:32:23 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 42 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Meet Doctor David Diamond, a psychiatrist who has a practice in Dover New Hampshire, a peaceful town on New Hampshire coast 10 minutes north from Portsmouth. David Diamond is a psychiatrist as well as a peacenik, a militant liberal and though it is not known if he is a registered communist he certainly is a fellow traveler. David diamond is very active with local left wing groups in particular, seacoast peace response, a militant leftist group that emphasizes pacifism, peace and human rights all while demanding that conservatives, and those who support conservatives and capitalism be prosecuted. Since 9/11, the...
  • Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ of Trump

    09/22/2016 7:48:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 115 replies
    Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead?
  • Clinton Rolls Out Mental Health Treatment Plan

    08/29/2016 6:48:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    CBS 5 SF BAY AREA ^ | 29 AUGUST 2016 | AP
    SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. Clinton’s campaign released a multi-pronged approach to mental health care on Monday, aimed at ensuring that Americans would no longer separate mental health from physical health in terms of access, care and quality of treatment. “We’ve got to break through and break down the stigma and shame. We’ve got to make clear that mental health is not a personal failing. Right now it’s our...
  • Clinton unveils plans to address mental illness in U.S.

    08/29/2016 10:49:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29,2016 | UPI
    BROOKLYN, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) — Hillary Clinton on Monday released a six-part plan to address nearly 50 million Americans afflicted with mental health problems. “Americans with mental health conditions and their families need our support,” she said in her proposal that runs more than 5,000 words. “The economic impact of mental illness is enormous – at nearly $200 billion per year nationwide in lost earnings] —and the human cost is worse.
  • Amateurs Analyze Trump's Mind, But Should The Pros Do It?

    08/11/2016 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amateur psychoanalysts have put Donald Trump on the couch, calling him a sociopath, unhinged, a narcissist. Amid all this psych-talk, there is one group of people who aren’t talking as much: the professionals. Or at least they’re not supposed to.
  • Scarborough: Everybody’s Talking About Trump’s ‘Mental Health’

    08/02/2016 5:41:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 96 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Morning Joe, in the wake of recent comments by Donald Trump including his criticism of the Gold Star Khan family, Joe Scarborough says that he has been contacted by Republicans, conservatives and what the media would call “right-wing bloggers” to inquire about Trump’s “mental health.” Scarborough says “everybody” is talking about it. Scarborough went on to say “I’ve known him for a decade, never seen him act like this before. It’s unhinged, not the Donald Trump I’ve known for over a decade. I never have seen anything remotely resembling this type of behavior from a guy who I’ve known...
  • Escaping communism and SSI... to the Mormon church and a normal life

    07/27/2016 9:24:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Roger Bauer, Resides in an apartment in Orem Utah just 30 minutes from Salt Lake City where he works as an arc welder. Roger beings his mornings bright and early before the sun rises where he fashions a quick breakfast in his kitchenette. A recent convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Saints, he forgoes coffee and tea that he once would have had and instead enjoy a glass of orange juice or a smoothie if one is available. He goes to work just as dawn is breaking over Provo Peak and the Aspen groove hills. He...
  • Beck: If Cruz Endorses Trump There Is No One in Washington I Can Trust

    07/17/2016 9:57:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 130 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/17/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” radio talk show host Glenn Beck said if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who he campaigned for throughout the Republican presidential primary, endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that would mean he can not trust anyone in Washington D.C. Beck said, “I will tell you if that if Ted Cruz comes out and —what is it Monday or Tuesday night when he gives his speech and he endorses, even a soft endorsement of Donald Trump I will officially have no person in that I can trust says what they mean and mean what they say.”
  • Glenn Beck Will Not Vote For Donald Trump Because He Doesn't Want To Answer To God

    07/15/2016 10:04:34 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 143 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 15, 2016 | Kyle Mantyla
    Glenn Beck spent a portion of his television program last night debating with audience members who are not very happy with his refusal to support Donald Trump, which Beck continues to insist he cannot do because voting for Trump carries eternal consequences. To vote for either Trump or Hillary Clinton is to give his approval to genuine evil and "darkness," Beck said, and so unless God tells him otherwise, he cannot vote for Trump. "We have to do what we feel the Lord would want us to do," Beck explained. "All I'm looking for now is to be seen in...
  • Some Blame Guns, Republicans over Islam for Orlando Attack

    06/20/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Risk and Reward with Deidre Bolton ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ami Horowitz
    Another video showing how shockingly mentally disconnected the PC Liberal/Progressive mind is. The maker of this video is Ami Horowitz. I never heard of him but his video is stunning. His video is three days old but was on FBN today.
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • Dems quietly slipping gun control into mental-health bill

    06/16/2016 6:11:45 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/16/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    A group of Democrats fueled by the Orlando LGBT nightclub murders committed by Omar Mateen – a Muslim who touted his allegiance to ISIS during a 9-1-1 call placed amid the shootings – are planning to slip a couple gun-control measures into a bill by Rep. Tim Murphy that’s supposed to focus on mental health. The bill, which is slated for House Energy and Commerce Committee consideration on Wednesday, was already under fire for perceived anti-liberty language, as WND previously reported. But the gun control measures are new, added just after the Orlando shootings that left 49 dead and 53...
  • Let's not jump to conclusions about Orlando

    06/14/2016 2:05:40 PM PDT · by chuckles · 59 replies
    vanity | 06-14-2016 | chuckles
    I just wanted to stop and take a breath here before the media hand feeds us a meme that will live forever in people's minds. The initial attack in Orlando brought several meme's out of the woodwork but what stuck initially was the shooters name was Arab so bing, bang, boom, there's the answer. I agree Islam is from the devil and deserves much scrutiny for any philosophy that condones killing women, homosexuals, Christians, all infidels, and of course other Muslims that don't think just like you do. And of course, the automatic gun control effort rears it's ugly head...
  • Early Puberty in Girls Raises the Risk of Depression

    06/11/2016 3:45:18 PM PDT · by heartwood · 99 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2016 | Perri Klass, MD
    “What we found was the girls who had earlier breast development had a higher risk of depressive symptoms, or more depressive symptoms,” said Dr. C. Mary Schooling, an epidemiologist who is a professor at the City University of New York School of Public Health, and was the senior author on the study. “We didn’t see the same thing for boys.” ...Earlier onset of breast development in girls was associated with a higher risk of depression in early adolescence even after controlling for many other factors, including socioeconomic status, weight or parents’ marital status... The biological transition of puberty, of course,...
  • Liberals, Not Conservatives, Express More Psychoticism

    06/11/2016 12:13:51 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    Reason ^ | 10 Jun, 2016 | Ronald Bailey
    Social science can be so amusing. There is a bit of a contretemps over several recent articles that used datasets supposedly measuring the personality traits of liberals and conservatives which has resulted in several abashed corrections. The researchers used the data in an effort to show that personality traits are not the cause of political attitudes, but instead both are correlated with some other factor, most likely genetic. Interesting enough. This finding is not what is being corrected. ..... The original article, "Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies," in the American Journal of Political Science...
  • Soon everyone may be “suffering” from a mental illness

    06/04/2016 9:26:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/4/16 | Doug Book
    The Malleus Maleficarum is a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors in the proper methods of identifying, trying and executing witches. Many years ago, renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to write: "In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft.” “Today,” continued Szasz, “…if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness." Szasz was joined by other psychiatrists and educators in believing that the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V” (DSM 5) published...
  • Canada once again backs Israel at the UN

    05/29/2016 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 5/29/2016, 5:59 AM | Dalit Halevy
    Canada once again backed Israel at the UN this week when it voted against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for “mental, physical and environmental health” rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government joined the Israel, the United States, Australia, Paraguay, Guatemala, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea as the only countries to vote against the resolution, which was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation. …
  • Shared Mission to Pardon U.S. Soldiers Who Killed Civilians

    05/20/2016 5:11:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 19, 2016 | DAVE PHILIPPS
    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — An unusual coalition of largely older and conservative former military men and younger, left-leaning law students are waging a joint campaign for one of the most unlikely causes: clemency for troops convicted of killing civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They want to push President Obama to reduce sentences and grant pardons for seven convicted war criminals, ranging from a private who followed an order to shoot unarmed detainees, to the more well-known case of Robert Bales, an Army staff sergeant sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of 16 Afghan civilians in 2012. The...
  • On Mother's Day, President Obama addresses "diaper gap"

    05/08/2016 12:51:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    On Mother's Day, President Obama wants to talk to you about the "diaper gap." In a post on Medium for the holiday, Mr. Obama explained that many low-income families struggle to afford diapers for their young children, a trend that can lead to health and well-being issues for not only the children but for the mothers. "I can't imagine what it would have been like to be a parent that has to choose between diapers and other basic expenses," he wrote. "Access to clean diapers isn't just important for a child's health and safety. Research has shown that mothers who...
  • Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder;' Sex Change ‘Biologically Impossible’

    05/02/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 109 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/2/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’” – the notion...
  • US suicide rate rises sharply, especially among middle-aged whites

    04/22/2016 6:26:35 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 100 replies
    FoxNews (Health) ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    Middle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows. Suicide is the nation's 10th leading cause of death, and the overall rate rose 24 percent in 15 years, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicides have long been most common among white people — particularly older white males. But most striking in the new report is the growth in whites ages 45 to 64. They were a third of suicide deaths in 2014, up from about a quarter in 1999. "The findings in this...
  • What Are the Mental Health Effects of Climate Change?

    04/12/2016 6:53:12 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 65 replies
    Medscapte ^ | April 07, 2016 | Peter M. Yellowlees, MBBS, MD
    This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Human-caused climate change, with global warming, is occurring. There is no longer any doubt that heat waves are more intense and longer, and floods and storms more frequent, as the world's temperature and sea levels rise. Much has been written about the potential health impact of extreme weather events around the world, such as infectious diseases, but what about the impact of climate change on the mental health of individuals and populations? A team of investigators from Wellington, New Zealand, have reviewed this topic and concluded that extreme weather events,...
  • This is What Depression Feels Like

    04/12/2016 11:23:11 AM PDT · by pabianice · 100 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | 4/12/16 | Morris
    You eat, but you aren’t able to taste your food. You try to write your paper, or work on your p-set, but all you can do is think to yourself, “What is the point?” You try to get out of bed in the morning, but you just can’t escape its almost magnetic hold over you. So you sleep. And you sleep. And you sleep. Sleep becomes your drug of choice, and you abuse it constantly. Your old hobbies and passions no longer have the same appeal. None of them match the sense of security you feel when you’re wrapped up...
  • Harmless? Marijuana-induced psychosis on the upswing

    03/09/2016 10:32:56 AM PST · by cassiusking · 94 replies
    KIRO Radio ^ | 2/26/2016 | Josh Kerns
    "Duane Stone is a veteran Seattle mental health specialist. He's seeing a surprising increase in patients experiencing psychotic episodes as well. Many have never had any mental health problems before. "I get lots of first break kind where this person doesn't have an experience with mental illness, they don't have a diagnosis, they're 30 or 40-years-old. And the only thing they've been doing has been smoking marijuana for the last year or two," Stone said. It's not just your stereotypical stoner. They're family people working at places such as Microsoft and Amazon."
  • A Whole Field of Psychology Research May Be Bunk. Scientists Should Be Terrified.

    03/08/2016 6:01:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Slate ^ | March 7, 2016 | Daniel Engber
    [SNIP]The diminution of the Big Idea isn’t easy to accept,even for those willing to concede that there are major problems in their field.An ego depletion optimist might acknowledge that psychology studies tend to be too small to demonstrate a real effect,or that scientists like to futz around with their statistics until the answers come out right.(None of this implies deliberate fraud;just that sloppy standards prevail.)Still,the optimist would say,it seems unlikely that such mistakes would propagate so thoroughly throughout a single literature,and that so many noisy,spurious results could line up quite so perfectly.If all these successes came about by random chance,then...
  • Mental Health Crisis In United States Being Addressed By Senate Committee

    03/08/2016 11:22:53 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Recognizing the need for addressing the mental health issues plaguing many American citizens, the Senate health committee has announced the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016. While mental health can be described as "our emotional, psychological, and social well-being," mental illness "can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior."  Mental health problems can wreak havoc, not only with a person's life, but also with the lives of his or her near and dear ones. Recognizing this, a bipartisan Senate committee has announced that it is working out ways to address the mental health crisis in the United States. Senate health committee members announced...
  • Hamas doctors blame Gaza mental health problems on blockade

    02/07/2016 2:48:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16 | Dalit halevi
    Gazan mental health experts are claiming that the Israeli blockade on Gaza is causing more cases of mental health disorders in the populace due to the unemployment rate and the continued degradation of the local economy. The head of the department for the development of health in the Gaza Health Ministry, Hashim al-Mudlal, told the Palestine news paper that statistics are showing a rise in the number of people who are requesting mental health services in the various clinics around Gaza. Among the symptoms that are being described to health workers are hypertension, lack of urinary control, and mental disturbances....
  • ObamaCare does not Trump the Second Amendment

    01/07/2016 12:06:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Shredding the right to keep and bear arms has long been a goal of President Obama, the self-professed constitutional law professor who has long regarded the Constitution as an impediment to advancing his progressive agenda and acquiring as much federal power as possible. The rules he has announced are touted as “sensible gun restriction” are in fact a shameless gun grab that violate the Constitution and patient-doctor confidentiality.
  • Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for “mental health”

    01/05/2016 9:40:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 38 replies
    Poor Richards News ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Poor Richard
    Obama gun control executive order compromises doctor-patient confidentiality for "mental health" issues In 2nd Amendment by Poor Richard January 5, 2016 Comment Once again, President Obama is circumventing Congress and the Constitution by issuing decrees and implementing them as if they are law. This time, he's going after a fundamental civil right protected by the Constitution: our right to keep and bear arms. Much of the media focus on Obama's executive orders thus far has been on the background checks provisions that would require private sellers of even a single firearm to register with the Federal Government as a "firearms...
  • Mental health care would curb violence, some at hearing say (i.e. gun violence; California)

    12/14/2015 2:12:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 14, 2015 5:02 PM EST | Don Thompson
    Advocates for gun safety are among those telling a congressman that closing loopholes in federal background checks and providing more mental health help would reduce gun violence. U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of House Democrats' Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, held a hearing Monday, less than two weeks after 14 people were fatally shot in San Bernardino. ...
  • Clinical Psychologist Turned Congressman Prescribes Mental Health Fix to Prevent Mass Shootings

    12/05/2015 8:02:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Philip Wegmann
    Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., thinks he has a solution for much of the surge in mass shootings. Rather than reacting with new gun control measures, Murphy proposes to overhaul the nation’s mental health system to get at what he believes is the root of the violence.Recent mass murders have given that reform effort traction. And, in an interview, Murphy told The Daily Signal he hopes to refurbish federal laws to better help those who suffer from mental illness before they can harm others.“This bill would have some of the most substantive reforms of the last 50 years,” Murphy said.Although his...
  • C(olorado)U President Raises Mental Health “Awareness” in Defiance of Mental Health Facts

    11/13/2015 12:32:32 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 9 replies
    Mad in America ^ | November 10, 2015 | Corinna West
    Yesterday the president of the University of Missouri resigned because student pressure and a hunger striker and some faculty in the football team all asked for the president's resignation. The University of Missouri has a long-standing history of racism. Over five years ago one of the students from UM held an open mic in Columbia, Missouri that our organization hosted. Her poem was about racism. Similarly, in our community, the University of Colorado has a long history of discrimination against people with lived experience of recovery from mental health labels. One Colorado advocate has made attempts for over 20 years...
  • GOP's Newtown bill stirs tensions

    10/30/2015 4:44:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Tensions are flaring in the House over a sweeping mental health reform bill that is slated to move forward next week. The legislation from Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), billed as the Republican response to the Newtown elementary school shooting in 2012, is finally set to get committee consideration on Wednesday at a markup in the Energy and Commerce Committee. But Democrats on the committee are objecting to several provisions in the bill, and say what was once cast as a bipartisan negotiation has been anything but. While the committee could advance the bill along party lines, a bipartisan vote would...
  • Google wants to monitor your mental health. Plan to monitor search history and report to gov't

    10/28/2015 7:15:26 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 72 replies
    The Telegraph UK ^ | 10/28/2015 | James Kirkup
    Telegraph.co.uk Google wants to monitor your mental health. You should welcome it into your mind Yes, you should tell the computer what you're thinking By James Kirkup 6:24PM GMT 28 Oct 2015 The use of technology to track and treat mental illness is deeply worrying but sadly necessary Next week, Dr Tom Insel leaves his post as head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, a job that made him America’s top mental health doctor. Dr Insel is a neuroscientist and a psychiatrist and a leading authority on both the medicine and public policies needed to deal with problems...
  • Poll: 2 Out Of 3 Americans Say Focus On Mental Health,Not Gun Control

    10/26/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 26, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    After a week of polls showing the American people reacted to the Umpqua Community College (UCC) shooting with stronger support for gun rights than gun control, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released October 26 shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans also believe Congressional focus ought to be on fixing our mental health system instead of talking about more gun laws.
  • Music listening habits tell about mental health

    10/22/2015 12:46:12 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 73 replies
    Science Daily ^ | October 22, 2015 | Academy of Finland
    Brain imaging reveals how neural responses to different types of music really affect the emotion regulation of individuals. The study proves that especially men who process negative feelings with music react negatively to aggressive and sad music.
  • Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future

    10/14/2015 2:02:23 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    PaleoFuture ^ | October 13, 2015 | Matt Novak
    Time Capsule Found at 1950s Mental Hospital, Contains Film With Message For the Future Construction crews in Indiana were shocked to discover a time capsule from 1958 at a former mental hospital. The most exciting part? It contains a film with a message to the future–a message about electroshock therapy and psychiatric drugs. Frustratingly, much of the audio from the film has been lost. What were they saying in the damaged parts of the film? Was it a warning? Did they know something that we don’t?!?! “When the psychiatrists of the future open this time capsule, only they will be...
  • Report: EU Government ‘Believes Obama Is Quite Mentally Unwell’, Inquires About Impeachment

    10/13/2015 4:45:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 157 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | Oct 13th, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    A senior diplomat with a European Union government allegedly told former NSA intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer and Daily Beast columnist John Schindler that his/her government believes President Barack Obama is ‘quite mentally unwell’ and inquired about impeachment–an apparent suggestion that his/her government believes Obama is unfit to serve as president and should be removed from office–according to a tweet by Schindler posted Monday. “Had a senior EU diplomat, old friend, ask me today, “How does your impeachment work? My government believes Obama is quite mentally unwell.””
  • Conservatives for abolishing the fact of evil: why guns and mental illness are not the real problem

    10/09/2015 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    WND ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ilana Mercer
    The public personas who pass as conservatives are not system builders. We know them as conservatives not by their well thought-out, philosophically consistent thinking, but because they’ve staked out certain positions on The Issues, over time. “Gun violence” is the term used by conservatives with this messy habit of mind. A careful thinker would allude to “goon violence.” “For guns are not the root cause of man’s evil actions. Neither are the multiplying categories of manufactured illness in the psychiatric Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Evil is integral to the human condition, always has been, always will be....
  • Oregon gunman Chris Harper Mercer discharged from US Army

    10/03/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 17 replies
    From the BBC story on Oregon shooter... Oregon college gunman Chris Harper Mercer has been described as an "uncommunicative" loner who was ejected from the US Army after less than a month of service.
  • Donald Trump’s mixed gun platform

    09/19/2015 3:14:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 19, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Donald Trump’s gun platform is out and it’s a mixed bag. From a strategy standpoint it seems odd to release it late on a Friday afternoon. That’s traditionally in the “Friday News Dump” category, but perhaps Trump was hoping to change the topic from his skipping of the Heritage Action Forum in South Carolina and the “we’re going to be looking at that” comment over Muslim camps from Thursday. Where Trump’s gun platform is good, it’s pretty good. But where it’s bad, it’s pretty bad. From a conceal carry standpoint, Trump is spot on. NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right...
  • Mental Health and the 2nd Amendment - No Excuse For Gun Grab

    08/29/2015 10:36:51 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Daniel John Sobieski
    Despite the undeniable mental issues affecting black, gay Democrat Vester Flanagan, who was not sporting a Confederate flag before he shot and killed his two former KDBJ coworkers, reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, the fact is that he passed a background check and legally possessed the Glock handgun he used. As much as we all want to prevent the mentally unstable from possessing firearms, the fact is that there was nothing in Flanagan’s background to prevent him from legally owning a firearm.
  • Trump: Fix 'Massive Problem' of Mentally Ill, Let Gun Owners Be

    08/27/2015 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 27,2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Mental illness is "a massive problem," GOP front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday, one day after two Virginia journalists were brutally murdered by a disgruntled former co-worker, but he does not believe there is any need to get rid of guns. "If you try to do it, the bad guys would have them," Trump told CNN's "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, saying that instead, the focus should be on solving the mental health issues. Former reporter Bryce Williams, whose legal name is Vester Flanagan, killed himself Wednesday afternoon after shooting to death TV reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward,...
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    8/26/15
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn File....so I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...