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From ABC News Australia: Sexual violence against women in Australian mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers' awareness of the problem.
From the Inner Compass Initiative: The real responsibility for determining if a drug is "safe enough" or "worth it", said the Deputy Director for Safety at the FDA’s Division of Psychiatry Products, lies with individual physicians and patients.
From Psychology Today: We need to move away from the assumption that our more difficult emotions are merely symptoms of mental illness.
From San Francisco Examiner: We invite peers and mental health 'consumers' to join Mad Mob SF to demand and get sufficient mental health care and services.
From National Post: The medication almost killed my dad. He’s a psychologist and even he wasn’t aware of how bad these medications are for some people.
From Queerty: Although suicide rates in the general populations of Denmark and Sweden have been decreasing in recent decades, for those living in same-sex marriage it was declining at a steeper pace.
From The Guardian: Rather than just seeing ourselves, we need to recognise that our health and fates are inextricably linked to our fellow human beings and find collective care.
From Yale News: Ask a high school student how he or she typically feels at school, and the answer you’ll likely hear is “tired,” closely followed by “stressed” and “bored.”
From The Detroit News: Roughly 1,400 districts across the U.S. have hired Gaggle to use artificial intelligence and staff to search nearly 4 billion emails and school-email based documents last year.
From Psychology Today: Our lives are bound into complexly interwoven ecologies of relationship, experience and meaning that evade compartmentalization.
From The New York Times: "I always saw the world as having two negative responses to people they aren’t happy with... That is either 'They are bad,' or 'They are sick.'"
From U.S. News & World Report: "It's the only major cause of death that we don't aggressively fund research for," Foreman said. Also, there are no standards for care, and little or no training is given in medical school. "We're not acting like we care."
From VICE: Understaffed hospitals in Vermont are engaging local law enforcement as security, but their lack of training means people get hurt, citations are issued, and already-strained regions lose access to healthcare.
From ProPublica: On average, across all drugs, providers who received payments specifically tied to a drug prescribed it 58% more than providers who did not receive payments.
From the Los Angeles Times: "It is one thing that [Mitchell and Jessen] are utterly unapologetic; that is a commentary on them. But it is something else altogether that so much of the rest of the country is utterly indifferent; that is a commentary on us."
From Newsweek: The past cannot be undone but we can try to build a better future. As a start, I would like the two men to stop by my cell this week. I am still waiting for an apology.
From The New York Times: Dr. James Mitchell, a former contract psychologist for the C.I.A., expressed no regrets or contrition, tearfully saying he did it for the American people and would "get up today and do it again."
From BPS Research Digest: "Kids from lower socioeconomic levels show brain physiology patterns similar to someone who actually had had damage in the frontal lobe as an adult."
From California Healthline: Starting this year, routine pediatric visits for millions of California children could involve questions about touchy family topics, such as divorce, unstable housing or a parent who struggles with alcoholism.
From NPR: Almost half of recent new drug approvals were based on only one pivotal clinical trial instead of the two or more that used to be the norm.
From the Lown Institute: The Lown Institute's top ten list of the worst examples of profiteering and dysfunction in health care, named for Martin Shkreli, the price-hiking "pharma bro" that everyone loves to hate.
From AP: The suit was brought against Boston Children's Hospital by the parents of Justina Pelletier, who in 2013 was placed into state custody after a dispute over her diagnosis and put in a psychiatric unit.
From Yale Environment 360: A recent study found that people who spent two hours a week in green spaces were substantially more likely to report good health and psychological well-being than those who don't.
From KSFR Santa Fe Public Radio: Former Sergeant Angela Peacock has found a new mission in life: To help all who suffer from post-traumatic stress and give voice to an invisible population and another experience that can kill.