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  • ‘Transhood’ Documentary Shows Parents Brainwashing 4-Year-Olds Into Transgenderism

    11/25/2020 10:27:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 25, 2020 | Chad Felix Greene
    New HBO documentary depicts parents propagandizing their children in radical gender theory and robbing them of life in their natural bodies.A new HBO documentary, titled “Transhood,” is pushing the limits of what America understands as the transgender rights movement. Following four so-called transgender children, aged 4, 7, 12, and 15, the documentary’s description says it demonstrates “how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities.” While through the lens of leftist LGBT advocacy this might sound empowering, from a rational point of view, it is far from a positive development.In a scene shared by...
  • Study finds 1 in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days

    11/16/2020 10:17:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies ^ | By Sarah Polus - 11/10/20 12:27 PM EST
    COVID-19 has been linked to a greater risk of developing mental health disorders, a new study from Britain’s Oxford University states. The report published in The Lancet peer-reviewed medical journal found that 1 in 5 COVID-19 survivors will receive a mental health diagnosis within 90 days of infection. Among the most common are anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, insomnia and dementia. “People have been worried that COVID-19 survivors will be at greater risk of mental health problems, and our findings ... show this to be likely,” Oxford professor of psychiatry Paul Harrison said, according to Reuters. The Oxford study evaluated...
  • Death by Lockdown ( shocking number of excess deaths not from Covid )

    11/05/2020 9:24:48 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research ^ | November 2, 2020 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    March 28 – very early in the pandemic – an article that I felt at the time received far too little attention. “Drugs, Suicide, and Crime: Empirical Estimates of the Human Toll of the Shutdown” by economists Audrey and Thomas Duncan cited empirical literature on the human toll of economic devastation. This article forecasted more than 100,000 excess deaths due to drug overdoses, suicide, alcoholism, homicide, and untreated depression – all a result not of the virus but of policies of mandatory human separation, economic downturn, business and school closures, closed medical services, and general depression that comes with a...
  • Outcome of 2016 US election associated with poorer mental health in Clinton voters

    11/02/2020 3:09:50 PM PST · by aimhigh · 36 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | 11/03/2020 | SPRINGER
    There were 54.6 million more days of poor mental health among adults in states that voted for Hillary Clinton in December 2016, compared to October 2016, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. No such increase in poor mental health following the 2016 US election was observed in states that voted for Donald Trump. The increase in average number of poor mental health days per person in Clinton-voting states largely persisted in the six months after the election. Comparing states in which Trump had received the most votes with states in which Clinton had received...
  • Our Law Enforcement Officers Are Mentally Suffering

    10/17/2020 4:09:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 17, 2020 | Young Voices Contribitors
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Wesley Shirola. As if being a police officer in the United States weren’t psychologically demanding enough already, officers have faced increasing mental health challenges in the wake of George Floyd's death and the nationwide reckoning on race that’s followed. This newfound emotional harm has been largely ignored by many mainstream media outlets, which instead have focused on stories about the difficulties of being black in America, white privilege, and defunding the police. Admittedly, these discussions are legitimate and worthy, but refusing to acknowledge the mental health burden on our police officers is simply irresponsible...
  • Scientists Criticize Lockdown Strategy in Great Barrington Declaration

    10/15/2020 5:37:48 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    FRC Action ^ | October 14, 2020 | Joshua Arnold
    "In March we panicked," said Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. "Not just in America, the world panicked and threw out the old plan." Dr. Bhattacharya teaches medicine at Stanford University, where he researches the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. With 135 articles published in top peer-reviewed journals, his credentials are impeccable. "The old plan" relied on the time-tested public health measures that successfully eradicated diseases like polio and smallpox, not the total lockdowns implemented in 2020. In response, Dr. Bhattacharya and colleagues from Harvard and Oxford authored the Great Barrington Declaration, which expresses "grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental...
  • The CDC Wishes You A Lonely Holiday Season. Make This Your Most Joyous Yet

    10/09/2020 7:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 9, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    The CDC wants Americans to have 'virtual' Thanksgivings, staycation holidays, and gatherings with only your household to avoid spreading COVID-19. But loneliness is a scourge, too. Make this the most joyous holiday season yet. In a nation fatigued by social distancing and dying to escape loneliness, the inimitable Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued recommendations for how to have a “safe” holiday season. Spoiler: A CDC-compliant season will not be “the most wonderful time of the year.”Our national public health experts have steered us confidently through some murky waters. After all, how else would we know that public...
  • Stanford Professor Warns COVID Shelter-in-Place Orders Are ‘Killing People'

    10/08/2020 5:12:09 PM PDT · by rintintin · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 7 2020 | Bigad Shaban, Robert Campos, Tony Rutanashoodech, Mark Villarreal and Jeremy Carroll
    Dr. John Ioannidis is among a growing number of scientists who believe the current shelter-in-place orders in California continue to impose excessive and potentially harmful measures on most of the population, while failing to adopt strong enough restrictions to adequately protect those who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus. “We can take even more draconian measures to protect people and locations and settings that we know at very high risk,” said Ioannidis, a Harvard-trained doctor of internal medicine, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at Stanford University. Ioannidis believes the initial lockdown was the right approach in March, when...
  • Study: 2016 election negatively affected mental health of Muslim college students (BARF Alert)

    10/05/2020 10:03:56 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 35 replies
    EurekAlert ^ | 10/05/2020 | UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    The 2016 presidential election was linked to considerable mental health declines among Muslim college students, with religious Muslims seeing the largest declines in mental health, according to a University of Michigan researcher. Sara Renee Abelson, a doctoral candidate at the U-M School of Public Health, and colleagues found that the proportion of Muslim students experiencing clinically significant mental health symptoms rose 7 percentage points over the changes experienced by all other students when comparing data from the 14 months post-election to the 14 months prior. Before the election, 22% of Muslim students screened positive for depression, anxiety or an eating...
  • A family called 911 for son’s mental health crisis. They say deputies beat and Tased him to death

    09/22/2020 12:53:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/22/22020 | By Alene Tchekmedyian | Staff Writer
    Blanca Briceno ... called the police one day in March to help her son, who was in the midst of a mental health crisis. But by the end, he’d been beaten and Tasered to death. At one point, she said, deputies grabbed her phone when she tried to film what was happening. [C]coroner’s officials concluded that Briceno, 39, died of cardiopulmonary arrest, resulting from neck compression and restraint with a Taser. The death was ruled a homicide, although the designation doesn’t mean it was intentional or a crime. The Briceno family last month filed a wrongful death claim, precursor to...
  • Lancaster police chief: Officer was justified in using deadly force when confronted by man with knife

    09/15/2020 5:45:56 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    WGAL ^ | 15 September A.D. 2020 | Meredith Jorgensen
    LANCASTER, Pa. — Lancaster police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser said an officer who shot and killed a man armed with a knife was in imminent danger of losing his life and acted appropriately. The police shooting death of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on Sunday was captured on an officer's body cam. Looking at that body cam video, Berkihiser said his officer's actions were justified. "There's been some question about, you know, where was the officer's backup? And should the officer have waited for backup? And that's a good question, and we can't always wait for backup," he said. Berkihiser said the officer...
  • All Of The Bad News In 2020 Is Causing A Shockingly High Number Of Americans To “Seriously Consider” Suicide

    09/13/2020 12:07:45 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    eotad ^ | 9/10/20 | Michael Snyder
    This is a very difficult article for me to write, but I definitely need to write it. All over the country, people are considering suicide because of all the bad things that have happened this year, and things are only going to get even more challenging in 2021 and beyond. This greatly grieves me, because suicide is never the answer to anything, and I wish that I could sit down individually with every person that is considering suicide and get them to understand this. Our lives are meant to be lived with purpose, passion and great joy, and that doesn’t...
  • Under Gov. Newsom’s Rules, School Has Become ‘Netflix And Disney Plus.’ Parents Are Taking Legal Action

    08/26/2020 7:39:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 26, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    As big government makes one-size-fits-all decisions for California families, leaving kids without essential resources and their constitutionally guaranteed right to education, parents are asking, 'What does that future look like?' California students have officially kicked off their school year, but they’ve hardly gone “back to school.” Thanks to Gov. Gavin Newsom, 34 counties are on the so-called state monitoring list as of this writing, meaning children in those counties are barred from attending in-person classes.In coordination with the Dhillon Law Group, a band of California parents filed a lawsuit with a U.S. District Court challenging the Democrat governor’s mandate and...
  • ‘Transitioning’ Procedures Don’t Help Mental Health, Largest Dataset Shows

    08/04/2020 7:10:23 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/3/2020 | Ryan T. Anderson
    The world’s largest dataset on patients who have undergone sex-reassignment procedures reveals that these procedures do not bring mental health benefits. But that’s not what the authors originally claimed. Or what the media touted. In October 2019, the American Journal of Psychiatry published a paper titled “Reduction in Mental Health Treatment Utilization Among Transgender Individuals After Gender-Affirming Surgeries: A Total Population Study.” As the title suggests, the paper claimed that after having had sex-reassignment surgeries, a patient was less likely to need mental health treatment. [snip] But it’s actually worse than that. The original results already demonstrated no benefits to...
  • CDC Director: Threat of Suicides, Drug Overdoses ‘Far Greater’ Than COVID Concerns

    07/31/2020 8:00:46 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    faithwire ^ | 7/30/2020 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is promoting the reopening of schools across the country, noting the serious risks associated with keeping kids out of classrooms. During a webinar for the Buck Institute, Redfield pointed out the low risk of children spreading COVID-19 and said the spike in suicides and drug overdoses is “far greater” than the number of coronavirus-related deaths among the country’s younger population. “It’s not risk of school openings versus public health,” he said. “It’s public health versus public health.” Redfield added, “I’m of the point of view, and I weigh...
  • A New Report By Health Policy Experts Shows Path To Reopen Schools

    07/18/2020 10:51:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Allyson Schuster
    A new report summarizes research showing the financial and health repercussions of keeping schools, colleges, and child-care facilities closed far outweigh any risk. The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity report also offers recommendations on how to reopen for the safest and fairest results. Report coauthor Avik Roy said in a tweet the report aims for policymakers to learn of and “heed the educational, social, and public health impact of prolonged school closures” for the nearly 80 million U.S. students who have already been out of school for months in 2020. The article described the nation’s current educational plans as...
  • Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Mental Health Awareness at Shenandoah National Park

    07/16/2020 3:59:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | Jul 16, 2020 | White House
    Shenandoah National Park- Today, Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, visited Shenandoah National Park to talk about the many mental health benefits the outdoors offer and the important work of National Park Service employees as America reopens.Upon arriving to Shenandoah National Park, Mrs. Pence and Secretary Bernhardt delivered remarks to National Park employees at the Dickey Ridge Visitor Center Overlook. As the Lead Ambassador for PREVENTS, Mrs. Pence highlighted the important mental health benefits of getting outdoors, and she thanked the employees for their hard work in safely reopening and preserving the park during such difficult times.Then, Mrs. Pence and...
  • Op-Ed: The Left Bullies Conservatives with ‘Black-and-White’ Thinking

    06/24/2020 5:45:07 PM PDT · by KarenKataline · 6 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 6/24/20 | Karen Kataline
    ...Anyone who belongs to a “protected” group is seen as a perpetual victim and must not be judged at all. That may seem like a better position but ironically it doesn’t provide any protection at all. It treats the person as an infantilized adult. If one is robbed of personal responsibility, one can never be truly free...
  • Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

    06/19/2020 8:06:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 19, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    'Our hate speech policy prohibits videos which assert that someone’s sexuality or gender identity is a disease or a mental illness,' YouTube said in a statement. Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company’s hate speech policy. YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday email to The Federalist.Now Heritage is fighting back with a new video, released first to The Federalist, in which Federalist contributor Walt Heyer doubles down.“I said that children suffering from gender dysphoria should not be encouraged to try experimental hormones...
  • This Memorial Day, Reach Out To Isolated Veterans

    05/25/2020 7:16:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Beth Bailey
    As our country struggles forward against economic recession and pandemic, we will look to the heroes of our past and present to show us the way forward. During Memorial Day, calls to suicide hotlines reportedly “surge” from veterans who find themselves overcome with war-time memories, or riddled with survivors’ guilt as they think of their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. This year, there is increased likelihood that some veterans will experience acute struggles on Memorial Day due to isolation, and constraints on cemetery visitations and social gatherings resulting from the coronavirus response.On Memorial Day, Americans are called to reflect...