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From Sprouts Schools: Attachment theory argues that a strong emotional and physical bond to one primary caregiver in our first years of life is critical to our development.
From Military Times: Some are worried this is a gruesome form of protest by veterans to highlight how little help they were given in their time of need by the VA system.
From Intellectual Takeout: When children have educational experiences that aren't geared to their developmental level, it causes them feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and confusion.
From The Guardian: Facebook is taking on the role of a healthcare provider; the suicide predictions are its diagnoses and the wellness checks are its treatments.
From Bustle: Once someone is able to understand what they experienced, they can become aware of how it impacts them as an adult and can work to make changes.
From VICE: "We don’t correct or force whoever got lost in the universe of words to return to the fold...We provide the water to a dry riverbed so that it can return to being a river."
From ProPublica: In internal correspondence, Purdue Pharma executives discussed how the sale of opioids and the treatment of opioid addiction are "naturally linked."
From Lown Institute: The largest increases in benzo prescriptions from 2003 to 2015 were for conditions for which opioids used to be prescribed, like back pain and chronic pain.
From Medical Xpress: Direct-to-consumer advertising increased most rapidly, from $2.1 billion (11.9% of total spending) in 1997 to $9.6 billion (32% of total spending) in 2016.
From VICE: The confluence of our built environments and human connection is where many urban planners are now looking to solve what has become a pervasive problem.
From U.S. News & World Report: The black opioid crisis is criminalized and largely ignored, even as statistics show black opioid users dying at a skyrocketing pace.
From BuzzFeed News: “I don’t know how anyone gets better in [that place]...There was no care. I just sat there with the nurses and begged them to let me go.”
From The New York Times: The men are no longer in prison because they committed offenses, but because the state has determined they are likely to become homeless once released.
From Psychiatric Times Letters: Underestimating the problem is not going to help patients get the accurate information, and the withdrawal support services, they need and deserve.
From Indybay: Freud became aware that many patients had been sexually abused as children, but abandoned this belief due to rejection by his professional peers.
From California Health Report: The impact of stress and trauma on people’s physical and mental health looks set to become a central focus of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
From The New York Times: The bottom line is this, a defining question for any school or company is: What is the quality of the emotional relationships here?
From The Guardian: Clozapine is heavily restricted in other countries but concerns about its potentially fatal side-effects in the UK appear not to have been heeded.
From ABC7: Time has passed and with it the public awareness of what drugs like Zoloft, Paxil and Prozac can cause a person to do.
From USA TODAY: "You may be really destroying these kids emotionally and mentally... Some of these kids may not be able to recover."
From Buzzfeed News: "Burnout combines an intense yearning for a state of completion with the tormenting sense that it cannot be attained."
From The Washington Post: Medical devices and implants, many untested in humans, are associated with 1.7 million injuries and more than 80,000 deaths over the past decade.
From WJCT: If passed, Florida would become the sixth state to allow psychologists to prescribe medication. Similar bills have been passed in IA, ID, IL, NM and LA.
From WebMD: Mental health issues are sending more and more kids and teens to hospital emergency rooms, and that increase has been most dramatic among minorities.