Around The Web

Updates on critical psychiatry postings across the Internet.

“11 Powerful Artifacts from the Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto”

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The Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto “aims to collect and preserve the stories and histories of people with lived mental health experience, and to value and...

Call for Intervention in Case of Boy Left in Windowless Hospital Room for 56...

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From RTE: The child is among those impacted by failings in the North Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, with the public health service last year apologising for 'deficits in care' he received, including the inappropriate prescribing of heavy anti-psychotic medication.

I Took My First Antidepressant, and the Effects Were Frightening

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In this opinion piece for The Guardian, Deborah Orr tells of her frightening experience with intense disassociation that occurred after starting an antidepressant. Article →­

It’s Time to Emotionally Prepare for What’s Coming

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From Medium: We would do well to start preparing our stock, not just of physical needs like food, but emotional needs like strength, resolve, and the ability to grieve.

Finding a Therapist Who Understands Oppression and Intersectionality

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From The Establishment: "...research on race-matching in therapy suggests that for some clients, sharing a minoritized identity with a therapist may reduce guardedness, mistrust, and self-consciousness....

CDC: More American Young People Dying by Suicide, Homicide

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From CBS News: Suicide deaths among 10- to 24-year-olds increased 7% annually from 2013 to 2017, while homicide deaths in this age group rose 18% from 2014 to 2017.

Medicine Can Soothe a Troubled Mind, but Not Without Costs

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From The New York Times: In a new book, Blue Dreams, psychologist and patient Lauren Slater critiques the drug-based model of psychiatric care, debunking the chemical...

What’s driving the increase in child medicating?

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National Institute of Mental Health Director Thomas Insel suggests in his blog that the fact 4.3% of American children are taking psychostimulants may not...

“Why San Bernardino Polarized America and What It Means for Our Political Future”

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What does the psychology of terror mean for America’s future? Social psychologist Daniel Kort weighs in on what the science of terror management theory, behavioral economics, and political polarization can tell us about where we’re headed.