From Psychiatry Today: We want to be sure that just as when we treat psychiatric illness with medications or psychotherapy, there are no unintended consequences
From Jacobin: Even before the pandemic, our expensive, byzantine insurance system was failing to heal the emotional wounds of living in a capitalist society.
From The New York Times: Parents can help children use the stress of coronavirus shutdowns as an opportunity for growth, experts say.
From CNBC: Therapy apps are seeing a flood of new customers, but experts remain divided on the path ahead as privacy and efficacy concerns mount.
From The New Statesman: Many risk factors for poor mental health are closely associated with inequalities in the conditions of daily life
From The New York Times: The mental health toll of the coronavirus pandemic is only beginning to show itself, and it is too early to predict the scale of the impact.
From Scientific American: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has worrisome implications for patients receiving involuntary psychiatric care.
From Hello Care: The use of psychotropic medications in residential aged care could be contributing to the poor outcomes of residents who contract COVID-19.
From Aeon: We don’t just see the world around us as dry facts, but experience the world as having immanent meaning. The world has meaning FOR us.
From Nature: A detailed study shows that young migrants’ risk of developing psychiatric disorders rises stepwise with the number of traumas experienced.
From Matanuska Forensic Science: Developing novel therapeutics to treat thought disorders is long overdue. Rather than defending drugs that do not work, let's learn from them
From Slate: Now is the ideal time to ensure platforms are designed with the highest ethical standards, and in ways that respect users’ digital rights.
From Psyche: Far from being separate entities that figure out each other externally, we are radically open beings in immediate contact with each other.
From GW Milken Institute School of Public Health: The virus has exposed long-standing inequities, driven by social policies that created disparities in resource access to resources.
From NPR: If you look at the times somebody's beliefs have been changed, it's often because of a story that hit them in the heart.
From The Telegraph: One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too "trigger-happy" with prescriptions?
From Nature: How does a culture that enslaved people, encouraged lynching and developed racial segregation decide who is and is not sane?
From The Washington Post: Suddenly, therapists and social workers are meeting people where they are. Treatment is now coming to them.
From Nature: We need a practice that recognizes the environments that can make people ill, and that supports efforts to do something about it.
From The New Yorker: The coronavirus, and the public-health measures undertaken to slow its spread, is uniquely hostile to psychiatric care.
From CNN: The crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health, both now and in the future.
From Dulwich Centre: A number of narrative practitioners have consulted children in their lives to create a guide for parents during lockdown.
From The Guardian: For decades it has been the dominant metaphor in neuroscience. But could this idea have been leading us astray all along?
From Forbes: The currently disabling conditions give you insight into what it is like to be a social pariah simply because of your body.
From The New York Times: It’s not those who focus on pursuing happiness to feel better; it’s those who cultivate an attitude of tragic optimism.