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  • 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. ĎĎWe actually got some fresh yesterday ó freshly frozen,íí 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 Lyteís lab on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus in Abilene, Tex. Lyteís interest was not...
  • The ďjourneyĒ 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 ‚Äújourney‚ÄĚ to become a girl. The child is ten years old and began this ‚Äútrip‚ÄĚ at the age of five. We moved from Indiana to New Hampshire when Lia was 4. She was still wearing boys‚Äô 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 · 66 replies
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2015 | Paul McHugh
    The idea that oneís 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 Schoolótwenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins HospitalóIíve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, Iíve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways. A rare issue of a few menóboth 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 administrationís order that certain American military veterans deemed ďincompetentĒ 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 ďbuy backĒ their Second Amendment rights by giving up their veteransí benefits. ďThis 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) ó Coming into close contact with cats can spread a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) Ė also dubbed the ďcat poop parasiteĒ Ė 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 donít 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 Healthís 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. ďIíve 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 donít 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 ď5150s,Ē or people who are a danger to themselves or others, he said. ďNot only in Berkeley, but across the nation, we are experiencing a mental health crisis,Ē Shannon told...
  • Veterans, Dependents - Disproportionate Share of ĎMental Defectiveí 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 ĎMental Defectiveí Category on Gun Ban List Apr 15, 2015 WASHINGTON Ė 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 Departmentís gun ban list in the ďmental defectiveĒ category belong to veterans or their dependents. ďItís 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 shouldnít 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 ďOpen the goddam doorĒ. 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...
  • Michelle Obama: ĎMy Husband Believes Stronglyí Getting Mental Health Treatment Is ĎSign of Strengthí

    03/05/2015 8:57:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Mar. 4, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) - First lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., that her husband, President Barack Obama ďbelieves stronglyĒ that getting support and treatment for a mental health issue ďisnít a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength.Ē ďItís time to tell everyone whoís dealing with a mental health issue that theyíre not alone, and that getting support and treatment isnít a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength,Ē said Mrs. Obama. ďThatís something that my husband believes strongly as president, because in this country when you're fighting an illness whether thatís mental or physical...
  • The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind [pseudo-idealism]

    01/24/2015 12:13:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-12 | Damon Isherwood
    (snip) Pseudo-idealism is a term coined by the Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to describe apparently charitable behavior that on scrutiny is revealed as selfish, because the giver is engaging in it only so that he or she can feel good about him- or herself. It is a characteristic commonly found among the left, and it constitutes what the author Geoffrey Wheatcroft recognized as the left's inherent dishonesty. (snip)
  • The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

    01/24/2015 11:55:10 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-4-2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does...
  • Sixth Circuit: Mental Health Gun Ban Is Unconstitutional

    12/19/2014 7:51:53 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On December 18, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a ban on gun purchases for anyone who has been ďadjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institutionĒ violated the Second Amendment rights of a Michigan man who was denied a gun purchase because of a mental institution commitment in 1986. According to The Wall Street Journal, 73-year-old Clifford Charles Taylor ďrecently attempted to buy a gun but was denied on the grounds that he had been committed by a court to a mental institution in 1986 after emotional...
  • Oregon woman persuades judge to give her more jail time

    12/17/2014 4:15:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS / ^ | Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Rachelle Blidner /
    An Oregon woman who called in fake bomb threats to elementary schools asked for a higher prison sentence so she could take advantage of programs behind bars Tuesday. Jenelle Robyn Pinkston, 47, persuaded a Eugene judge to tack an extra year onto the two-year sentence prosecutors had recommended, according to the Register-Guard. She said she wanted more time for treatment in prison medical and mental health programs. "My biggest concern is that I get better," she said, referring to her post-traumatic stress disorder from childhood incidents. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken complied with Pinkston's request, calling her "unheard of" demand...
  • In Newtown, mental health problems still emerging

    12/11/2014 5:23:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | PAT EATON-ROBB
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) ó Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse ó two years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scope of the psychological damage to children, parents and others is becoming clear, and the need for treatment is likely to persist a long time. "Here it is two years later, and it's still hard to deal with. But, God, you didn't want to know me two years ago," said Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook mother who happened to be inside the school that day with her three daughters, all of whom survived.
  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • Obama orders 'mental-health' testing for schoolkids

    11/10/2014 6:34:43 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/8/2014 | Leo Hohmann
    Using ďgun violenceĒ as its cover, the Obama administration has quietly unleashed a cache of federal dollars that will be used for testing students for signs of mental health issues in K-12 schools. Critics say personal information scooped up in the screenings will be logged into databases that will follow the child throughout his or her academic career and beyond. Public schools, which have increasingly taken on aspects of psychiatric clinics in recent years, will get infused with more than $150 million in federal grants to further this agenda under the auspices of Obamaís 2013 executive action titled ďNow is...
  • The sad, twisted truth about conservative Christianityís effect on the mind (Salon)

    11/01/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 78 replies
    Salon ^ | Marlene Winell and Valerie Tarico
    If a former believer says that Christianity made her depressed, obsessive, or post-traumatic, she is likely to be dismissed as an exaggerator. She might describe panic attacks about the rapture; moods that swung from ecstasy about Godís overwhelming love to suicidal self-loathing about repeated sins; or an obsession with sexual purity. A symptom like one of these clearly has a religious component, yet many people instinctively blame the victim. They will say that the wounded former believer was prone to anxiety or depression or obsession in the first placeóthat his Christianity somehow got corrupted by his predisposition to psychological problems....
  • Mo. State Senator: Ferguson is ĎExperiencing PTSD Right Nowí

    10/24/2014 4:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    A Missouri state senator believes the town of Ferguson is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. Speaking to CNN on Thursday, state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that there should have been health care professionals dispatched to the streets to help the residents of Ferguson. ďWhat should have happened since day one is we should have had counselors out in the streets and psychologists because this community is experiencing PTSD right now and frankly, I think some officers are, too,Ē she explained to CNN....
  • Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    10/10/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    RedState ^ | 9 Oct 14 | Streiff
    Contrary to what some would have us believe, there is an ongoing war against religion in general and Christianity in particular underway in our country. For years we have seen the surface action. Under the guise of a twisted and corrupted interpretation of the First Amendment, Christianity has gradually been forced from the public square. Christmas displays have been forced from public areas ‚ÄĒ we¬íve seen the Mass of Christ reduced to ¬ďHappy Holidays. Churches have been attacked for instructing their congregations on the importance of voting their faith. Prayers at sporting events are suppressed. This strategy of attacking...
  • Report reveals the scope of substance use and mental illness affecting the nation

    New SAMHSA report shows that 24.6 million Americans aged 12 or older were current (past month) illicit drug users Ė 9.4 percent of this age group. Marijuana was by far the most commonly used illicit drug with approximately 19.8 million current users aged 12 and older. In terms of other illicit drugs, the report indicates that among those aged 12 and older, there were 4.5 million current nonmedical users of prescription pain relievers (1.7 percent), 1.5 million current cocaine users (0.6 percent), 595,000 methamphetamine users (0.2 percent), and 289,000 current heroin users (0.1 percent). Although an estimated 22.7 million persons...
  • Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job

    07/25/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | July 25, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    Armed Doctor Who Opened Fire on Active Shooter in Hospital Shooting Could Lose His Job July 25 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post As we reported yesterday, it would seem that an armed doctor in Pennsylvania prevented a possible mass shooting at the hospital he was working at. The doctor managed to land several chest hits on the suspect after he had shot another person and wounded the doctor. However, despite his heroic, likely life saving acts, the doctor (identified as Lee Silverman), may end up unemployed as gratitude. According to the Employee Code of Conduct for Mercy Health...
  • Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

    07/16/2014 4:44:01 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 83 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | Wednesday 16 July 2014 | Daniel Freeman and Jason Freeman
    *The largest ever study of the effects of the main psychoactive component of cannabis suggests that it can cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals* To discover whether cannabis really does cause paranoia in vulnerable individuals, we carried out the largest ever study of the effects of THC (‚ąÜ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, the drug¬ís principal psychoactive ingredient). We recruited 121 volunteers, all of whom had taken cannabis at least once before, and all of whom reported having experienced paranoid thoughts in the previous month (which is typical of half the population). None had been diagnosed with a mental illness. The volunteers were randomly chosen to...
  • Armed and mentally ill

    07/04/2014 5:41:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    crosscut.com ^ | 6/30/2014 | John Carlson
    Is there common ground for supporters of gun rights and gun control to stop random, senseless shootings in this country? Perhaps. Hours after the awful shooting at Seattle Pacific University, Mayor Ed Murray appeared on campus and said, ďOnce again the epidemic of gun violence has come to Seattle ó the epidemic of gun violence that is haunting this nation.Ē Other politicians, activists and liberal clergy echoed his words. It will surprise the mayor and many other people to learn that gun violence isnít rising in America, itís falling. In fact, itís plummeting. Gun deaths are down nearly 40 percent...
  • A Justina's Law is needed to protect other kids like Justina Pelletier

    06/19/2014 7:17:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    minot daily news ^ | Andrea Johnson
    Justina Pelletier finally went home today. Justina is the 16-year-old Connecticut girl who has been held against her will by child welfare officials in Massachusetts for the past 16 months. Her story has resulted in a firestorm of controversy about the treatment of children with rare diseases and parental rights to make medical decisions for their children. The best coverage of the story has probably been provided by The Boston Globe, which did a series of stories a few months ago that can be found here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/15/justina/vnwzbbNdiodSD7WDTh6xZI/story.html A story about the girl's homecoming can be found here: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/06/17/judge-orders-custody-justina-pelletier-returned-parents/mDWtuGURNawSuObO0pDX4J/story.html As the...
  • Report: Mental health care at LA jails lacking

    06/07/2014 4:41:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2014 6:11 PM EDT
    Los Angeles County jails have ďdeplorableĒ conditions that have contributed to a dramatic increase in suicides and the system isnít doing enough to help mentally ill inmates, according to a federal report released Friday. Fifteen inmates have killed themselves in less than 2Ĺ years, with the number increasing from four in 2012 to 10 the next year, and ďdimly lit, vermin-infested, noisy, unsanitary, cramped and crowdedĒ conditions contributed to the suicides, according to the U.S. Justice Departmentís assessment of jail mental health care. Ö
  • Brains, Bullets

    06/04/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 8 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 2014-06-04 | Guy Smith
    I was on a UC Santa Cruz public forum panel last week, where we were discussing gun control (myself, Adam Winkler from UCLA Law, some out-gunned chap from the Brady Campaign, and a co-founder of the Liberal Gun Club (yes, they do exist). While running through the various sources of gun deaths (62% of which are suicides and thus clearly a mental health issue) it occurred to me that your garden variety street gang member isn't mentally stable ... at very least a sociopath, and in many instances an utter psychopath. So this link is to my opening investigations into...
  • California's Strictest Gun Laws Didn't Stop ElliotRodger

    05/28/2014 9:48:11 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28,2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: The Santa Barbara shooter had legally purchased and registered firearms, and passed prior questioning by the police who saw no danger to himself or others. More gun laws won't stop the next such shooter, either. It is eerie how the mental health of the shooter consistently seems to emerge as a key factor in mass shootings such as the rampage by Elliot Rodger, who killed six and wounded 13 on Friday. The shooter had been in therapy since age 8 and police had been warned by his parents to check him out. Yet few liberals cry for tougher mental...
  • Father of slain Santa Barbara student calls on politicians to 'get to work and do something'...

    05/28/2014 1:45:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/28/14 | NANCY DILLON, BONNIE ROBINSON, LARRY MCSHANE
    A furious Richard Martinez delivered a four-letter stomping to do-nothing politicians who have called him to cry crocodile tears over his sonís brutal killing. ďI donít give a s--- that you feel sorry for me,Ē a weeping Martinez said about the congressional condolence calls... ďGet to work and do something . . . Getting a call from a politician doesnít impress me,Ē he told the Washington Post...
  • Gun Control Wonít Stop the Next Elliot Rodger

    05/27/2014 5:47:38 PM PDT · by Reagan‹berAlles · 22 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 05-27-2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    "This time the shooter is 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. Like clockwork, the cry goes up blaming the National Rifle Association and calling for tougher gun laws. But this time thereís a problem for believers in gun control. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence gave an ďA-Ē to California's gun control laws, passed as they were by one of the most liberal state governments in the country."
  • We Don't Have A Gun Problem; We Have A Brain Problem

    05/25/2014 11:21:16 AM PDT · by Yaelle · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 05/25/14 | Self
    We donít have a gun problem in this country. We have a brain problem. And it is going to get worse. After reading just some of this killerís autobiography, only up to age 12, I am starting to believe that we need to STOP MAINSTREAMING kids with aspergerís or highly functioning autism. And I have a son with it, same age as this guy. His childhood parallels my sonís except: I DIDNT FORCE HIM INTO SCHOOL. By 4th grade he was homeschooled all the way through. You will not see my son in the news for killing people. First, the...
  • House passes new mental health screening for recruits

    05/22/2014 7:57:20 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 22, 2014 | By Travis J. Tritten
    WASHINGTON ó New mental health screening that supporters say could help stem the high rate of military suicides or even stop shooting rampages passed the House on Thursday as part of the massive 2015 defense budget. The House bill, sponsored by Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., orders the National Institutes of Health to create a universal mental health evaluation for potential recruits that would catch past suicide attempts and psychiatric disorders. The data could be used by the services to weed out candidates with potentially dangerous mental health issues. Already, potential recruits are asked about past suicide attempts or mental disorders,...
  • Karl Rove: Hillary Clinton may have brain damage

    05/12/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 67 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 05-12-2014 | Emily Smith
    <p>Karl Rove stunned a conference when he suggested Hillary Clinton might have brain damage.</p> <p>Onstage with Robert Gibbs and CBS correspondent and ďSpies Against ArmageddonĒ co-author Dan Raviv, Rove said Republicans should keep the Benghazi issue alive.</p> <p>He said if Clinton runs for president, voters must be told what happened when she suffered a fall in December 2012.</p>
  • Marijuana mental health and safety risks ignored by media

    04/23/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT · by usalady · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 20, 2014 | Martha
    While Americans of all ages in Colorado happily celebrate the legalization of marijuana in various forms on April 20, 2014 as a ďsmoking holidayĒ the mental health and safety risks are being ignored by the media.
  • Fort Hood gunman sought mental health treatment

    04/03/2014 3:59:39 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04-03-2014 | Will Weissert
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ó An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack on the same Texas military base where more than a dozen people were slain in 2009, authorities said. Within hours of the Wednesday attack, investigators started looking into whether the manís combat experience had caused lingering psychological trauma. Fort Hoodís senior officer, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, said the gunman had sought help for depression, anxiety and other problems.
  • Parents Share Tales Of Navigating State's Mental Health System For Children (Want school testing)

    03/27/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by raybbr · 7 replies
    Courant.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | JOSH KOVNER
    HARTFORD ó Mary Jo Andrews, Carol Poehnert and several other West Hartford mothers of children with mental-health problems had quietly met for eight years, usually over dinner, to share their experiences and frustrations, and to trade tips and shortcuts learned while navigating the treatment system. Then the Sandy Hook School tragedy happened in December 2012. "And we decided we needed to get out and do some advocating,'' Andrews told 70 parents and health care professionals at a forum at the Institute of Living Wednesday evening. It is the first of a handful of planned sessions ó part of an effort...
  • Lost sleep leads to loss of brain cells, study suggests

    03/19/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 March 2014 | Last updated at 02:50 ET | Helen Briggs
    Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists. They think it may one day be possible to develop a drug to protect the brain from the side-effects of lost sleep. Ö
  • Holder Confirms Obama Ready to Use Executive Order on Guns Ďin Absence of Meaningful Actioní

    01/31/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by rktman · 134 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1/29/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Attorney General Eric Holder said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today that President Obama is open to using an executive action to push through gun-control and/or associated mental health measures that havenít found approval in Congress. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), one of the top proponents of new gun-control measures in Congress, noted that Obama only made a ďvery briefĒ reference to gun violence in his State of the Union address. ďBut I hope, and I hope you will join me in the view that the president remains completely committed to ending gun violence in this country, adopting common sense...
  • Five Steps to Better Mental Health Ė According to St. Paul

    07/06/2012 1:17:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 5, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    We tend in modern times to link our notions of happiness and inner well-being to circumstances and happenstance. And thus happiness will be found when the things of this world are arranged in the way and quantity we like. If we just get enough money and creature comforts, we will be happy and have a better sense of mental well being.And yet, it remains true that many can endure difficult external circumstances and yet remain inwardly content, happy and optimistic. Further, many who have much are still not content and are beset with great mental anguish, anxiety and unhappiness. Ultimately...
  • Pedophilia the next 'sexual-rights' revolution? (...LGBT argument to 'minor-attracted persons')

    01/03/2014 9:35:53 AM PST · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    WND ^ | January 02, 2014 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK Ė The underlying assumption that has led to the increasing legitimization of same-sex marriage is now fueling a growing effort in academic circles to mainstream pedophilia. Once considered taboo, psychologists are beginning to walk down the same path LGBT activists established more than 50 years ago, insisting that pedophilia is an inborn ďsexual orientation,Ē not a learned sexual behavior. If people are born with a sexual attraction to minors, the argument goes, their ďorientationĒ should be accepted as normative and not stigmatized. James Cantor, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist in the Law and Mental Health Program at the...
  • PA:Judicial Insanity: State Trooper can Carry on Duty, but not off Duty

    12/28/2013 5:41:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    From pennlive.com, we find the latest bit of judicial folly: Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is in an odd situation. When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because seven years ago he suffered from deep depression, repeatedly tried to kill himself by taking drugs and was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment. This reminds me quite of bit of Dick Heller, of D.C.† v. Heller, who was trusted to carry a gun to guard government buildings in the District of Columbia, but not as...
  • Black mob violence blamed on collective 'mental illness' (...traumatic syndrome of slavery')

    12/17/2013 6:02:55 PM PST · by Perseverando · 79 replies
    WND ^ | December 16, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    Wilmington, Del., has a big problem: Large groups of black people are going crazy. And this collective ďmental illnessĒ is causing record levels of crime and gun violence in this mostly black town of 70,000. That is the official diagnosis of the city council, which, by unanimous agreement earlier this month, asked the Centers for Disease Control to investigate a wave of psychological mayhem that has turned this historic and once-charming city into an unrecognizable husk of its former self. Chief diagnostician of this crisis in public health is city council member Hanifa G.N. Shabazz: ďThere is a well known...
  • Honor Newtown victims by dealing with guns and mental health issues

    12/13/2013 6:55:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 12-13-13 | Milwaukee JS Editorial Board
    The families of Newtown, Conn., have a simple request on the anniversary of the tragic shooting that took 26 lives, 20 of them children, a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Honor the victims by performing an act of kindness on Saturday. We'll try to honor that request, and we hope others do, too. But, frankly, there's more that needs doing. Twenty-six died on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, and there have been other mass shootings since. But when we honor those victims, let's also honor the many other victims of gun violence in our communities. In Milwaukee alone...
  • 1 year after Newtown, Biden to boost mental health

    12/10/2013 5:47:03 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2013 | AP
    Vice President Joe Biden is pledging more funding for mental health as the first anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting approaches. The White House says $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services. Biden will announce the funds Tuesday when he meets with relatives of Newtown victims at the White House.
  • Among U.S. presidents, LBJ tops charts in 'grandiose narcissism' study

    11/13/2013 6:10:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 13, 2013 | y Carol Christian |
    <p>In a recent study of U.S. presidents' personality traits, Lyndon Johnson ranked highest in grandiose narcissism.</p> <p>While it frequently gets a bad rap, grandiose narcissism may predict both positive and negative leadership behaviors, according to a group of researchers who published a paper in October in Psychological Science.</p>
  • Kathleen Sebelius announces new mental health parity requirements for health insurers

    11/08/2013 11:01:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 182 replies
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday said that new requirements imposed on insurance companies by Obamacare will require those companies to treat mental illness and addiction that same as physical illness, creating "the largest behavioral health expansion in a generation."
  • New Mental Health Mandate Will Make Obamacare More Expensive, Increase Fraud And Canceled Policies

    11/11/2013 10:03:55 AM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/11/2013 | Merrill Matthews
    ven as stories pour in of Americans facing steeply higher health insurance premiums and canceled coverage, Team TISI +0.13% Obama just imposed new regulations that will make those problems worse. Itís almost like they canít help themselves. On Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new regulations mandating health insurers cover mental and behavioral health to the same extent they cover physical health care. A ďmental health parityĒ mandate was passed by Congress in 2008, but Obama officials claim health insurers arenít fully complying. (Youíll just have to overlook the irony of the Obama administration, which has postponed...