From The Guardian: GPs will be urged to boost "social prescribing" instead and to call millions of patients in for medication reviews to see if there are any pills they can stop taking.
From CNBC: Facebook has repeatedly found that its Instagram app is harmful to a number of young people - the demographic that makes up over 40% of its user base. The company is also working on a version of Instagram for kids.
From CNN: A new French Amazon film follows the story of a young woman committed to the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in 19th-century Paris for her non-conforming and spiritual ways.
From Mindful: Part of being a social species is that the people around us influence our body budgets and rewire our brain. Little by little, our brains tune themselves as we interact with others.
An investigation by Buzzfeed News reveals an opaque, overgrown, and malfunctioning system wielding vast and frightening power in the dark.
From Let's Talk About It With Taylor Nolan: Former "The Bachelor" contestant-turned-psychotherapist Taylor Nolan and sex therapist Dr. Tom Murray discuss harmful aspects of the mental health industry clients may face and how they can better understand their mental health.
From Medscape: Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen claims the FDA has failed to act on a petition submitted by the Post-Finasteride Syndrome Foundation four years ago.
From The New York Times: "Medicine is social science, and politics nothing but medicine on a grand scale," wrote 19th-century Prussian pathologist Rudolf Virchow.
From The New York Times: The government doesn’t publicly divulge the use of antipsychotics given to residents with a schizophrenia diagnosis, so this label is falsely used as a way to give residents more drugs.
From The Telegraph: "Looking back now, I wanted someone to listen to me," said Sam Taylor, 19. "It was guidance I needed, not a prescription."
From Common Dreams: "Allowing the billionaires at the root of the opioid crisis to walk free while thousands of its victims are in prison is a catastrophic injustice," said Rick Claypool, a research director for Public Citizen.
From The Globe and Mail: 'To divine' means to discover a truth through intuition or insight. Tarot is one divination tool that, done correctly, can help people gain clarity and inspiration in uncertain times.
From Tidsskrift: The academic publishing industry, which shapes how we undertake medical research, is hugely profitable, with worldwide sales positioning it between the music and film industries and profit margins rivaling that of Microsoft, Google and Coca Cola.
The IMSJ is a majority peer-reviewed, majority mad-identified academic journal which seeks to challenge the hegemony of traditional mental health discourse.
From Beam Consultancy: When we look people in the face and tell them that their actions are a deliberate attempt to tear down anything good in their lives, we are almost certainly re-enacting the part of somebody who has hurt them. "You asked for this." "You’ve got what you wanted." "It’s all your fault."
From North Carolina Health News : State lawmakers have introduced a package of mental health bills that would provide alternative interventions, such as non-police crisis response units and more peer-support organizations.
From Journey's Dream/On Your Mind Podcast: Robert joins Timothy J. Hayes, PsyD, on the On Your Mind podcast to discuss what has been wrong with psychiatric care for so long, and where the way forward lies.
From The New York Times: Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score, released seven years ago, now sits at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, a testament to the state of our national psyche.
From Psychiatry Is Driving Me Mad: I cannot ‘recover’ in this abusive, controlling, life-threatening environment. I can only try and remain safe, while hoping to survive it.
From TEDx Talks: Dr. Smith's profoundly touching and uplifting story is both an insight into how far off track a life can go and a powerful reminder that we can all find our way back.
From MindFreedom: If you only see one movie by a psychiatric survivor this year, let this be the one! This movie is guaranteed to uplift and keep you on the edge of your seat.
From The Mental Elf: Given their demonstrated harms and the fact there exist a number of alternatives, we should be asking whether antidepressants should be used at all in young people.
From The Guardian: Whatever the claimed merits of ECT for some people, it is unacceptable that this powerful and invasive intervention is effectively unregulated.
From NC Health News: Retreat @ the Plaza, opened in Charlotte in early August and run by Promise Resource Network, is the 41st peer respite currently operating in the United States.
CEDAR has filed a civil rights and due process complaint on behalf of Britney Spears and asked Sen. Bob Casey's office to spearhead Congressional action on guardianships in general.