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  • 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 · 129 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 · 142 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 thats 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 didnt 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 Organizations (WHO) resolution singling out only Israel for mental, physical and environmental health rights abuse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus 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 arent 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 cant 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 youre 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 isnt 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 Senatecommittee 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 futurea 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 dont?!?! 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 impeachmentan apparent suggestion that his/her government believes Obama is unfit to serve as president and should be removed from officeaccording 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 theyve 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 mans 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 Trumps 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 Flanagans 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...
  • Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?

    06/28/2015 10:48:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | June 23, 2015 | Peter Andrey Smith
    The rich array of microbiota in our intestines can tell us more than you might think.Eighteen vials were rocking back and forth on a squeaky mechanical device the shape of a butcher scale, and Mark Lyte was beside himself with excitement. We actually got some fresh yesterday freshly frozen, Lyte said to a lab technician. Each vial contained a tiny nugget of monkey feces that were collected at the Harlow primate lab near Madison, Wis., the day before and shipped to Lytes lab on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Abilene, Tex. Lytes interest was not...
  • The journey of a 10 year old transgender child. Somebody call the cops

    06/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a disturbing, or perhaps better described as heartbreaking story which popped up this weekend and set off all sorts of alarm bells for me. NBC News is featuring the tale of a child named Lia (until recently, Liam) who is being fully encouraged and supported by his parents on a “journey” to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this “trip” at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys’ clothes and playing with trucks through preschool, but she really wanted girl...
  • (New Essay by) Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: It Is Starkly, Nakedly False That Sex Change Is Possible

    06/17/2015 9:11:58 AM PDT · by xzins · 68 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul McHugh
    The idea that ones sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery. For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical Schooltwenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins HospitalIve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, Ive watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few menboth homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they...
  • VETS TOLD THEY CAN 'BUY BACK' 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

    06/16/2015 2:26:03 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 66 replies
    WND ^ | June 5 2015 | BOB UNRUH
    A legal team investigating the Obama administrations order that certain American military veterans deemed incompetent give up their weapons says the problem is worse than expected. People who live with veterans now are being ordered not to possess a gun, and some veterans are told they can buy back their Second Amendment rights by giving up their veterans benefits. This is simply unbelievable, On the one hand the [Veterans Administration] and the FBI have found veterans to be mentally ill and too dangerous to be allowed to own firearms, while on the other hand allowing these allegedly dangerous people to...
  • Study: Cat Parasite Tied To Schizophrenia, Mental Illnesses

    06/05/2015 8:12:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | June 5, 2015 9:14 AM | Benjamin Fearnow
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) Coming into close contact with cats can spread a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) also dubbed the cat poop parasite which are linked to schizophrenia and other mental disorders that affect humans. The cat-carried parasite is the most common in developed countries and can infect any warm-blooded species, according to the Schizophrenia Bulletin. Although most humans dont suffer any symptoms from the widespread parasite, it can cause the illness T. gondii, which is linked to weeks of flu-like symptoms, blindness and even death, CBS News reports. Two new studies have now linked the...
  • Depression is no longer the No. 1 mental-health concern among college students

    06/02/2015 8:50:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2015 | Abby Jackson
    Anxiety has now surpassed depression as the most common mental-health diagnosis among college students, according to The New York Times. A recent study of more than 100,000 students by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that more than half of students seeking help at campus clinics report anxiety as an issue, and nearly one in six college students has been treated for anxiety in the past year, according to the American College Health Association. Mental-health counselors on campus attribute numerous factors to this rise, namely academic pressure from a much earlier age and compulsive social-media interaction....
  • Mental Healths LGBT Blind Spot

    05/25/2015 6:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/24/2015 | Joseph Turner
    A scene stands out to me from my graduate program in social work. A lesbian professor visited our class to tell about her experience of being same-sex attracted in a small, Midwestern, devoutly Protestant town in the latter twentieth century. As expected, her story was heart-rending. Afterward, during the Q&A, a black woman in her 40s raised her hand. Ive noticed that the high school girls today go through phases where they say that they like girls, and then change their minds and say they like boys again, like it just goes back and forth. And I dont know if...
  • Mental health calls #1 drain on Berkeley police resources

    04/21/2015 5:30:58 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 16 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | 4/16/2015 | Frances Dinkelspiel
    Responding to people with mental health issues is the number one drain on police resources in Berkeley, a police officer who specializes in the topic said this week. Nationally, 10% of police calls are for people having a mental health crisis, according to Berkeley Police Officer Jeff Shannon. In Berkeley, that number is 35% or more. Over the past five years, police have seen a 43% increase in calls for 5150s, or people who are a danger to themselves or others, he said. Not only in Berkeley, but across the nation, we are experiencing a mental health crisis, Shannon told...
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of Mental Defective Category on Gun Ban List

    04/16/2015 6:47:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Senator Chuck Grassley ^ | Apr 15, 2015 | Senator Chuck Grassley
    Veterans, Dependents Account for Disproportionate Share of Mental Defective Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requesting an explanation for why nearly all of the names on the Justice Departments gun ban list in the mental defective category belong to veterans or their dependents. Its disturbing to think that the men and women who dedicated themselves to defending our freedom and values face undue threats to their fundamental Second Amendment rights from the very agency established to serve them. A veteran or dependent shouldnt lose...
  • Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

    03/29/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 155 replies
    Mirror ^ | March 29, 2015
    Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript 29 March 2015 By Alex Wellman Patrick Sondheimer is heard screaming to his co-pilot "Open the goddam door" as passengers scream in the background The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz Open the goddam door. Patrick Sondheimer, pilot of the traffic plane, is heard frantically pleading with the killer to let him into the cockpit, just seconds before crashing into the Alps. BEA Germanwings CVR Evidence:...
  • Germanwings co-pilot was 'signed off sick by TWO different doctors' for day of the disaster [trunc]

    03/27/2015 12:44:43 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/27/15 | By Richard Spillett and Nick Fagge In Dusseldorf and Allan Hall In Berlin and Peter Allen In Paris a
    Killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was signed off by two different doctors for the day of the Germanwings disaster but failed to tell his employers, it has been reported. The claims from German newspaper The Rheinische Post come after it emerged Lubitz may have crashed his plane due to fears he was about to lose his licence on medical grounds. snip
  • Michelle Obama Pushes for Mental Health Evaluations as Backdoor Gun Control

    03/07/2015 6:27:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 26 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/6/2015 | Suzanne Hamner
    Share2.3K Tweet91 Share2.6K 145 Email8 Michelle Obama has come out swinging in support of her husband's views on seeking treatment for mental health issues. The woman, who has decimated our children's school lunches, reducing them to unattractive mush in the name of "promoting healthy eating habits," relayed to Newseum on Wednesday that Barack Obama strongly believed that receiving treatment for mental health disorders was a "sign of strength," not weakness. Of course, it was just another way to promote Obamacare and its benefits in light of the upcoming Supreme Court challenge. According to CNSnews.com: "It's time to tell everyone who's...