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  • Princes William and Harry tackle Masculinity, Mental Health, and Suicide

    12/04/2018 3:01:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Caroline Davies
    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his shock at being called out to his first suicide as an air ambulance pilot in a joint interview with his brother, Prince Harry, on tackling masculinity and mental health issues. Prince William said the “tipping point” for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. “My first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. When I looked into it I was shocked...
  • The Transgender Revolution and the Challenge to Your Church

    11/28/2018 12:26:57 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Focus on the Family ^ | Andrew T. Walker
    Too often our churches give the impression that the Son of Man came to seek and save good people, not the lost. Too quickly our churches create a list of sins that are more tolerated and excusable (these tend to be the ones we struggle with) than others (which, conveniently, tend to be those others struggle with). Real people live in our neighborhoods, sit in our church buildings, and talk with us after our services, and they have real struggles. In this article, I want to look at the Bible’s challenge to church communities who want to be the people...
  • Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role?

    11/28/2018 12:01:20 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Q ideas ^ | Amy Simpson
    I wrote about my family’s and others’ experiences in my upcoming book, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. These are stories every Christian should know because the people affected by this system failure need our help. The church is equipped to advocate for and walk alongside people with mental illness. Our shame and abandonment are the last things people affected by such illness need. In general, the church tends to handle mental illness in one of three ways: ignore it, treat it exclusively as a spiritual problem, or refer people to professionals and wash our hands of their...
  • Why the ACLU supported Trump scrapping rule on limiting guns for mentally ill

    11/10/2018 11:21:34 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 2018 | Mark Gollom
    In February 2017, Trump repealed an Obama-era rule to strengthen the federal gun background check system after the 2012 shooting of 20 young students and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There are laws in the United States regarding the sale of weapons to some mentally ill individuals. It is unlawful to sell a firearm to a person who "has been adjudicated as a mental defective" or "has been committed to any mental institution." Obama's regulation would also have required the Social Security Administration to send the names of some people unable to manage their disability...
  • An Early Wartime Profile Depicts a Tormented Hitler

    03/30/2005 7:12:00 PM PST · by neverdem · 83 replies · 7,470+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 31, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    He was a feminine boy, averse to manual work, who was "annoyingly subservient" to superior officers as a young soldier and had nightmares that were "very suggestive of homosexual panic." The mass killings that he later perpetrated stemmed in part from a desperate loathing of his own submissive weakness, and the humiliations of being beaten by a sadistic father. What is believed to be the first psychological profile of Hitler commissioned by the Office of Strategic Services, a predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency, was posted this month by Cornell University Law Library on its Web site (www.lawschool.cornell.edu/library/donovan/hitler/). Although declassified...
  • Kavanaugh hearings in D.C. prompt safe space at home

    10/02/2018 9:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WHBF-TV ^ | October 2, 2018 | Tahera Rahman
    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Controversial testimony at the nation's capitol is getting some reaction here at home. A local mental health counselor says she's seen the impact of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Miriam Prichard says it took an emotional toll on her and some of her patients. She says hearing the testimony from survivors can be traumatizing for other survivors. Prichard teamed up with a Davenport church so people could reflect in a quiet space. "What I've seen from survivors this past week is that people are just tired because they hear these stories and they hear people doubting...
  • Trump Anxiety Disorder

    08/06/2018 1:29:20 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It's what Harvard medical researchers call Trump Derangement Syndrome. "In a 2017 essay for a book co-edited by psychiatrists from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine, clinical psychologist Jennifer Panning of Evanston, Ill., called the condition 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' distinguishing it from a generalized anxiety disorder because 'symptoms were specific to the election of Trump and the resultant unpredictable sociopolitical climate,'" Matt Kwong reported for the CBC. "Though not an official diagnosis, the symptoms include feeling a loss of control and helplessness, and fretting about what's happening in the country and spending excessive time on social media,...
  • Toronto shooter's family says he had 'severe mental health challenges'

    07/24/2018 12:23:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    TORONTO (AP) -- A man whose family said he suffered from psychosis and depression fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city. Authorities on Monday evening identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain, 29, of Toronto, who died in an exchange of gunfire with police. It was not immediately clear whether he killed himself or was killed by police. The mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown district Sunday night came just...
  • Study: Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health

    07/19/2018 6:08:13 AM PDT · by Renkluaf · 47 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/18/2018 | Scott Berson
    Eating a lot of hot dogs, beef jerky, salami and other processed meats could do more than just add a few extra pounds — it could cause a serious mental condition called mania. That’s according to a new study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine published July 18 (National Hot Dog Day) in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The study found a link between consumption of nitrates, which are chemicals used to cure and process meat snacks, and episodes of mania, “a serious neuropsychiatric condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality.” Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article215089580.html#storylink=cpy
  • Gay farmers go naked to help raise awareness of mental health

    07/11/2018 5:10:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    ABC ^ | 10th July 2018 | Nathan Morris
    When The Naked Farmer came to town looking for people to get their kit off for a good cause, dairy farmer Kerry Wilson was approached to take part. He and his partner Paul Wilson agreed, though Kerry had reservations about not having the right body type. "Gee whiz, I'm 56. Does it matter?" Kerry asked. It didn't. The cause, which raises awareness about the mental health of Australian farmers, hit a personal chord with the couple. Kerry and Paul are fifth-generation farmers who live and work together near Nimbin in the northern rivers of New South Wales. "You carry a...
  • A Crazy Way to Look at Shooters – and Reality

    06/26/2018 1:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2018 | Robert Knight
    The mental health industry isn’t what it used to be, although there are plenty of brilliant and compassionate analysts and counselors who help lots of people. Effective treatment depends a great deal on what is considered healthy and normal. And that keeps changing with the times, sometimes based on demands from identity groups. Not long ago, when a guy gazed in the mirror and saw a girl’s reflection, most analysts would have concluded that he needed help working through his delusion. Now we’re told that anyone who thinks the “girl” in the mirror is still actually a guy is the...
  • Son decapitated mother using butterknife, his teeth and bare hands, deputy testifies

    06/22/2018 8:30:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 22 JUNE 2018 | WFAA.COM
    A Mississippi sheriff testified in court Wednesday that a Stone County man admitted he choked his mother until she passed out, then cut her head off. Sherry Johnson's body was discovered after deputies conducted a welfare check at her home on June 6. Her family became concerned after they had not heard from her for a few days. Terrelle Johnson, who lived with his mother, initially told authorities that his mother was on a cruise when they arrived at the home. When deputies entered the home, they found a bloodstained bedroom and then his mother's body outside, the SunHerald reports.
  • LinkedIn - Big Brother is Watching

    06/15/2018 1:07:29 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    LinkedIn ^ | June 15, 2018 | Vanity
    LinkedIn: The mission of LinkedIn is simple: connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Several years ago I joined LinkedIn more to try to connect with former Army buddies, not trying to get a job. Got an email from them today that "You appeared in 3 searches this week" The searchers were: Alabama Department of Mental Health and Veterans Evaluation Services Stuff like this causes conspiracy theories and paranoia. Why are the VA and Alabama Mental Health searching LinkedIn? Possible gun control comes to mind. As far as I know I have not initiated any recent...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry working to Eliminate Stigma around Mental Health

    “Heads Together will be the biggest project The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry have undertaken together. They are incredibly grateful to be working with charities who have achieved so much in the fight against the stigma that surrounds the issue. They want the Heads Together campaign to build on the great work that is already being done across the country so that prejudice and fear no longer stand in the way of people getting the help they need. They want people need to feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing and have the practical tools to support...
  • Dramatic rise in suicides is "more than a mental health issue," CDC says

    06/07/2018 3:50:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 71 replies
    CBS ^ | June 2018 | Ashley Welch
    Just days after the tragic death of fashion icon Kate Spade, new government research sheds light on a disturbing increase in suicides in the United States. The report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates have risen dramatically across most of the country in the past three decades. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and is one of just three leading causes that are on the rise. The rate of suicide in the U.S. rose nearly 30 percent between 1999 and 2016. In 2016, nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or...
  • Chuck-You Celebrates: The Era of Austerity Is Over

    03/22/2018 2:14:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here’s Chuck You Schumer. This is in Washington today on the Senate floor. Audio sound bite No. 24. SCHUMER: Overall, we Democrats are very happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish on a number of very important priorities to the middle class in America: infrastructure, education, opioid treatment, mental health, child care. This spending agreement brings that era of austerity to an unceremonious end and represents one of the most significant investments in the middle class in decades. RUSH: I don’t know, folks. I just want to puke when I hear this stuff. I just want to vomit....
  • Shooter revealed gory fantasies to his therapists years before the Parkland massacre

    03/11/2018 8:37:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 3/9/2018 | Carol Marbin Miller And Kyra Gurney
    Nearly four years before school shooter Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students and educators at a Parkland high school, he confided in a therapist that he saw himself in a dream drenched in human blood. A May 3, 2014, notation in a Broward County schools psychiatric file said Cruz “reported [a dream] last week of him killing people and covered in blood. He smiled and told the therapist that sometimes he says things for shock value.” After Cruz’s disclosure to his therapist at the alternative Cross Creek School, administrators developed a “safety plan” to ensure the welfare of Cruz and...
  • KILL 25 MILLION AMERICANS

    02/28/2018 7:17:18 PM PST · by ealgeone · 68 replies
    The New American ^ | 10/31/2008 | william f jasper
    As this discussion of gun control and mental health continues to evolve, let's keep this quote in mind from one of the Left's domestic terrorist: "I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people and they were dead serious." Bill Ayers I have no doubt if Ayers and his ilk though they could have gotten away with it they would.They had models from the former Soviet Union, China, North Korea,...
  • Another Liberal-Created Failure

    02/28/2018 4:45:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2018 | Walter E.Williams
    A liberal-created failure that goes entirely ignored is the left's harmful agenda for society's most vulnerable people -- the mentally ill. Eastern State Hospital, built in 1773 in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the first public hospital in America for the care and treatment of the mentally ill. Many more followed. Much of the motivation to build more mental institutions was to provide a remedy for the maltreatment of mentally ill people in our prisons. According to professor William Gronfein at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, by 1955 there were nearly 560,000 patients housed in state mental institutions across the nation. By 1977,...
  • Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

    02/21/2018 1:22:19 AM PST · by zeestephen · 70 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 20 February 2018
    Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.