Thursday, January 17, 2019

Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

Dadirri: Australian Aboriginal Practice of ‘Deep Listening’ for Trauma Release, Healing

From Ultra Kulture: For centuries we’ve largely ignored the wisdom of those among us who are still directly connected to ancestral ways of knowledge.

Psychiatric Hospitals With Safety Violations Still Get Accreditation

From The Wall Street Journal: Psychiatric hospitals kept their accreditation after patients said they were raped or assaulted; died by suicide; slept on chairs due to crowding; and more.

Voices, Visions and Other Realities: Psychosis365, Now Live

From HUMANE Clinic, Adelaide, Australia: A new project by the HUMANE Clinic provides an alternative to the challenging and often unfounded perceptions of what our society calls "psychosis."

Cops Who Left Two Mental-Health Patients to Drown Charged With Manslaughter

From The Daily Beast: Flood, who was driving the vehicle, will also be charged with two counts of reckless homicide for allegedly taking what he knew to be a dangerous route.

Boys Need More Help With Mental Health. Why Aren’t They Getting It?

From NBC News: "Mental health has become a crisis among America’s youth, and experts say the unique challenges and needs of young men are not...

How PhRMA Finally Lost: The Inside Story of the Group’s Biggest Lobbying Failure in...

From STAT: On January 1, it became official: A change took effect that will cost the industry nearly $12 billion over the next 10 years.

Co-Responder Teams Changing How Minn. Police Deal With Mental Health Calls

From MinnPost: "We can really take the time to listen to somebody; hear what they’re going through; help them feel a little bit understood… it can make a big difference."

A Tale About the Inside: Human Rights Violations From a Typical Stay in an...

From Everything Matters: Beyond Meds: This facility was in violation of all Georgia State and Federal Statutes protecting patients under the Disability Act. There are patients being violently abused there right now.

In Recovery From Antidepressants: How Patients Are Helping Each Other Withdraw

From Yahoo Lifestyle: Many are taking matters into their own hands through a collective effort that represents a burgeoning international movement.

Protesters Demand Closure of School Where Autistic Teen Was Restrained, Later Died

From The Sacramento Bee: The California DOE found "sufficient evidence" in a preliminary inspection that the school violated multiple state rules regarding restraints.

VA Left Millions for Suicide Prevention Unspent, Report Finds

From MilitaryTimes.com: Of $6.2 million set aside for suicide prevention media outreach in fiscal 2018, only $57,000 — less than 1 percent — was actually used.

Lown Institute’s 2nd Annual ‘Shkreli Awards’ Reveals Worst in Health Care in 2018

From Lown Institute: "It’s hard to ignore the epidemic of corruption and greed in health care when you see these stories all together."

Why Rituals Are Good for Your Health

From YES! Magazine: Perhaps with fewer opportunities for people to be in community, many shared cultural rituals are falling away and with them a grounding source for connection and mental health.

How The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ Shattered the Myth of Senseless Violence in...

From Okayplayer: Twenty-four years ago, The Notorious B.I.G. laid the blueprint for rappers on how to rap about the trauma they’ve experienced.

Empathy Heroes: 5 People Who Changed the World By Taking Compassion to the Extreme

From YES! Magazine: Here is my top-five list of people who took empathy to the extreme, showing how it can transform the social and political landscape.

Facing Medical Uncertainty, Some Doctors Tell Patients It’s All in Their Heads

From CNN: In general, when presented with a puzzling disease, physicians too often leap to a diagnosis of a psychiatric problem.

Neuroscientists Make a Case against Solitary Confinement

From Scientific American: "There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. They are confined to windowless cells roughly...

No, You Don’t Need to Go to Holiday Parties If You Feel Lonely

From YES! Magazine: Forcing yourself to go out and smile doesn’t actually help you feel more connected. But there are better ways to find connection.

Big Pharma and AMA Respond to John Oliver

-WSJ Pharmalot links to comedian John Oliver's satirical criticism of marketing in medicine, and provides responses from the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America and the American Medical Association.

As Doctors Taper or End Opioid Prescriptions, Many Patients Driven to Despair, Suicide

From Fox News: "The government has a duty to respond to the overdose crisis, but to do so in a way that [harms] people [with] a legitimate medical issue is a human rights issue."

Virginia Study Finds Increased School Bullying in Areas That Voted for Trump

From NPR: "If these conversations are happening on the TV and at the dinner table... these kids will take this perspective and they're going to play out in the schools."

‘What Happened To You?’ A Western Massachusetts County Takes On Trauma

From New England Public Radio: A growing number of communities around the country are using the trauma-informed template to preach empathy, awareness, and patience in a variety of contexts.

The Educational Tyranny of the Neurotypicals

From WIRED: "Ben Draper, who runs the Macomber Center for Self Directed Learning, says that while the center is designed for all types of children,...

How Talking About Suicide Can Give People Something to Live For

From O, The Oprah Magazine: "To realize that somebody else has known that dark place is the only thing that made me feel less alone."

IL Regulators Investigating Child Psychiatrist for Research Misconduct

From ProPublica Illinois: NIMH concluded that Pavuluri tested lithium on kids younger than 13, failed to alert parents of risks and didn’t ensure female subjects had pregnancy tests.

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