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  • Brown Demands Answers For Unacceptable Delays & Inadequate Mental Health Services At The VA

    07/17/2011 10:32:17 PM PDT · by JohnBrownUSA · 3 replies
    Senator Scott Brown's Website ^ | July 14, 2011 | Office of Senator Scott Brown
    WASHINGTON, DC – This morning at a hearing of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) heard testimony and demanded answers from government officials about lackluster and delayed mental health care treatment from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA).
  • Legalize cannabis? Not so fast, say medics

    06/22/2011 11:34:42 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 325 replies
    Bermuda Sun ^ | June 22, 2011 | Raymond Hainey
    Government Senator Marc Bean recently called for a debate on the merits of decriminalising drugs in the wake of a report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy. A distinguished panel that wrote the report said the war on drugs had failed and recommended partial legalization as a solution to the blight of the illegal drugs trade on communities around the world. Not so fast, warn medics. Side effects of marijuana can include a heightened risk of psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia, depression, damage to memory and judgement and heart problems. Neurologist Dr Keith Chiappa said: “The use of marijuana, especially...
  • City living marks the brain - Neuroscientists study social risk factor for mental illness.

    06/22/2011 5:37:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Nature News ^ | 22 June 2011 | Alison Abbott
    Epidemiologists showed decades ago that people raised in cities are more prone to mental disorders than those raised in the countryside. But neuroscientists have avoided studying the connection, preferring to leave the disorderly realm of the social environment to social scientists. A paper in this issue of Nature represents a pioneering foray across that divide. Using functional brain imaging, a group led by Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg of the University of Heidelberg's Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, Germany, showed that specific brain structures in people from the city and the countryside respond differently to social stress (see pages 452 and...
  • Troop's stress at five year high

    05/10/2011 5:11:15 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 05/10/2011 | Liz Goodwin
    A new military survey obtained by USA Today shows that U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan are reporting record levels of acute stress and low morale. The problem is most severe in servicemen and women who have been deployed multiple times. A third of them reported depression, anxiety or another serious mental health problem. Meanwhile, those reporting medium to very high morale dropped to 46.5 percent from 65.7 percent in 2005. Seventeen percent reported acute stress, compared to 6 percent in 2005. The survey also painted a bleak picture of the intense combat troops in Afghanistan engage in. More than 75...
  • Trans (Gender/Sexual) Activists Hold Meeting at White House

    05/02/2011 6:06:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Ms. Magazine ^ | 29 April
    Today the White House is hosting the first-ever meeting to focus specifically on transgender issues. The Office of Public Engagement (OPE) will meet with transgender activists and leaders to discuss federal policy on trans issues. Topics to be discussed include employment policy, access to health care, military policy, and immigration detention standards. Some activists have expressed concern in the past week that the meeting was to be held behind closed doors and without any press invited to cover the event, though OPE pointed out that most stakeholder meetings are off the record. Still, advocates are happy to be able to...
  • Study: gay teens five times more likely to attempt suicide

    04/29/2011 12:38:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/29/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    NEW YORK, April 29, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Teens who self-identify as homosexual are five times more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to attempt suicide, according to a study released last week. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics online on April 18, was conducted in order to determine whether living in a gay friendly social environment affected the risk of a teen identifying as homosexual committing suicide. It found that teens in “unsupportive” social environments were 20 percent more at risk of attempting suicide than those in “supportive” environments. “This study documents an association between an objective measure of the...
  • Utah: Happiest State, Ninth In Suicide, Study Shows

    04/30/2011 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Mid-Utah Radio.com ^ | April 26, 2011 | Brad James
    (SALT LAKE CITY)-A new study implies some of the happiest states in the union also have the highest suicide rates and Utah is no exception. According to the study, Utah is the number one state in terms of residents’ well-being although it scored ninth in overall suicide rate as three other states also had top 10 rankings in both categories, including Colorado, Nevada and Wyoming. Researchers for this study, suggesting that living around people who are satisfied with their lives can result in misery for their neighbors, are cautioning against the assertion that misery really loves company. According to the...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones' Bipolar II Struggle

    04/14/2011 3:38:56 PM PDT · by edpc · 20 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | 14 April 2011 | Lisa Collier Cool
    After supporting husband Michael Douglas through his battle with throat cancer, Catherine Zeta-Jones needed medical care for herself. After “the stress of the past year,” her representative said in a statement, the movie star “made the decision to check into a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her bipolar II disorder,” a condition similar to bipolar I disorder, characterized by mood swings from high to low. Zeta-Jones has been hit with a series of devastating events: In 2010, her stepson, Cameron Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison on drug charges, and four months later, her...
  • I'll Have What He's Having

    03/15/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 8 replies
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 3/15/11 | Joy Tiz
    It hardly seems necessary to catalog all of the current events that are fraying the nerves of the most sturdy among us. Unless, of course, you’re talking to the president, who is eerily unaffected by it all. The rate of joblessness and foreclosures in this country are enough to keep anyone up at night. That’s assuming you can remain entirely impervious to the massive disaster in Japan and the fact that the Middle East is in a state of dangerous upheaval. It’s not really possible to overstate the seriousness of the Mid East crisis, and not only because rising oil...
  • Rep. David Wu apologizes for tiger photos, behavior

    02/22/2011 6:22:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Oregon Rep. David Wu apologized Tuesday for sending photos of himself dressed in a tiger costume to aides, calling that and other behavior last fall “unprofessional” and “inappropriate” as his mental health suffered. “You shouldn’t ever send photographs of yourself in a Halloween costume, something you intend to wear to a private party a couple of nights later,” the Democrat said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” It’s just not professional, even when you’re joshing around with your kids a couple of nights before Halloween. I did send those photographs. It was unprofessional, inappropriate.” Half a dozen Wu staffers have quit...
  • Social Scientist Sees {Liberal} Bias Within

    02/08/2011 3:48:38 AM PST · by Cronos · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7-Feb-2011 | John Tiernay
    ....But the most talked-about speech at this year’s meeting, which ended Jan. 30, involved a new “outgroup.”... It was identified by Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the University of Virginia who studies the intuitive foundations of morality and ideology. He polled his audience at the San Antonio Convention Center, starting by asking how many considered themselves politically liberal. A sea of hands appeared, and Dr. Haidt estimated that liberals made up 80 percent of the 1,000 psychologists in the ballroom. When he asked for centrists and libertarians, he spotted fewer than three dozen hands. And then, when he asked...
  • New Study Denying Abortion-Mental Health Link Contains

    01/26/2011 2:52:50 PM PST · by julieee · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 26, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    New Study Denying Abortion-Mental Health Link Contains Flaws by Priscilla Coleman Danish researchers Munk-Olsen, Laursen, Pedersen, and colleagues will publish a study tomorrow in the New England Journal of Medicine, addressing the risk of mental health disorders in women who have a first trimester abortion and those who experience a first childbirth. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/26/new-study-denying-abortion-mental-health-link-contains-flaws
  • State of Breakdown: NAU wrestles with safety vs. privacy

    01/24/2011 8:23:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | January 24, 2011 | Hillary Davis, Sun Staff Reporter
    Day two in a three-day series Once or twice a semester, Dr. Chris Gunn comes across a student so unstable that he and his colleagues at Northern Arizona University get together and decide: Call the parents? Suspend? Have committed involuntarily for psychiatric care? Speculation has strongly leaned toward alleged Tucson mass shooter Jared Loughner as having untreated paranoid schizophrenia, and his behavior was erratic enough that his school, Pima Community College, suspended him until he could provide a mental health clearance. The propensity for people with serious mental illness to commit extreme violence like the kind seen in Tucson is...
  • A "Nazi" Looks at the Tucson Murderer

    01/19/2011 9:08:38 PM PST · by stolinsky · 23 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-20=11 | stolinsky
    The only competent analysis of the Tucson murderer I am aware of was done by Charles Krauthammer. In addition to being a Pulitzer Prize recipient for commentary, he is also a board-certified psychiatrist who was chief resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He states that the murderer is clearly a paranoid schizophrenic, with typical delusions of mind control by the government. Dr. Krauthammer went on to note that the murderer lived in his own self-created world and was not motivated by politics. To this I would add only that throughout history, psychotic individuals modified their delusions and hallucinations to suit...
  • Study: Mental Illness Up in College Students

    01/17/2011 3:08:17 PM PST · by Qbert · 51 replies
    KTTV-Fox ^ | 1/17/2011 | KTTV-Fox
    (NewsCore) - Severe mental illness is more common among US college students than it was a decade ago, National Public Radio reported Monday. Citing statistics collected by the American Psychological Association, NPR reported that the number of students on psychiatric medicines has increased by more than 10 percentage points over the last 10 years. College counselors have reported a notable rise not only in the number of students seeking help for mental disorders, but also a rise in the severity of their illnesses. The author of the research added that in 1998, nearly all of the students seeking help at...
  • Don’t let shooter kill our rights

    01/12/2011 7:25:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jan 12, 2011 | Jacob Sullum
    suntimes Don’t let shooter kill our rights Jacob Sullum jsullum@reason.com Jan 12, 2011 02:35AM Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting 20 people outside a Tucson, Ariz., grocery store on Saturday, probably will never get a chance to create the “new money system” he discusses in one of his rambling YouTube videos. But he can still have an important effect on public policy — if we let him. After the shocking attack — which killed six people, including 9-year-old Christina Green, and wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) — there was no shortage of knee-jerk proposals for preventing...
  • alemhn.com domain expired; Is Arnold v. Sarn a Loughner defense ?

    01/11/2011 12:11:16 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 11 replies
    alemhn.com website ^ | 1/25/2010 | Rob Keefe
    Google cache has website alemhn.com domain which has apparently just expired.
  • Citizen disarmament wears a white coat

    12/03/2010 6:37:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Yesterday, we talked about the Violence Policy Center's bizarre attempt to link concealed carry and suicide. That attempt continues not only the VPC's longstanding campaign to discredit defensive handgun carry, but also their efforts to portray restrictive gun laws as an important tool to reduce suicide (works great in Japan!). Suicide is, of course, a mental health issue, so perhaps now would be a good time to discuss the intersection of health care and "gun control." National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea recently noted a study claiming that one in five Americans suffers from mental illness--in many cases, supposedly, undiagnosed...
  • Barking moonbat atheist explodes on youtube

    12/03/2010 11:39:51 AM PST · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 12/1/10 | Mainestategop
    <p>YOUR **** RELIGION IS B****T AND YOUR GOD IS *%*&*% MAKE BELIEVE! I have exactly ZERO FEAR of what exists only in your rasist narrow simpleton mind. Your god is NOT AN OBJECTIVE REALITY and yet you keep pushing him on us. You are nothing but a bunch of stupid retarded bigots and hypicrites, PLEASE **$# OFF AND DIE. I am sick you your STUPID JEEEEEEESUS *%*&%* hijacking the legacy of the founding fathers to promote your controlling agenda. $&*^* YOUR STUPID &$&$* OF A GOD [long screed of swearing and curing and liberal slogans] ON YOUR IDIOT BI-BULL, IT BELONGETH IN DA TOILET! Are you so STUPID that you think quoting from theidiot BI-BULL will do anythimng besides make me LAUGH HYSTERICoLLY. The bi-BULL is a [more screaming and gibberish] that is good for nothing except wiping %&*^#. It is fiulled with STUPID, RIDICULOS errors and silly moronic fairy tales. It is the product of hateful rasist people. Its god is exclusive, racist, genocidal cunt of a monster whop loves only those who willingly ignore rational thought and become his sheeple. HE DOESN'T EXIST!</p>
  • Calstate Dems involuntarily commit the innocent and let homeless psycho killers run free

    11/27/2010 11:04:43 AM PST · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Mainestategop blog ^ | Mainestategop
    Two days ago, An elderly woman was murdered in front of her sister and onlookers on LA's metro gold line station in Little Tokyo. The station, recently opened a year ago under the new gold line extension into east LA now has its first big incident. An insane drug addicted and mentally ill homeless woman is now in custody for committing the murder. The killer, a woman named Jackkqueline Pogue committed the offense has a long history of mental illness not to mention an even longer criminal history. She had been thrown out of just about every shelter and welfare...