From Radio Free Sunroot: Kollibri terre Sonnenblume and psychologist Bruce Levine discuss some of the myths surrounding the mental health industry.
From The Guardian: The variety of oblivion benzodiazepines have to offer is a lonely, clinical, anesthetic one.
By Lubomir Arsov: Embark on a visionary journey through the fragmented unconscious of our modern times, and with courage face the Shadow. Through Shadow into Light.
From Psychology Today: When a threat is so bad or goes on for so long, and there is no way to fight or flee, the nervous system decides there is only one option left: immobilization.
From The New Yorker: Revisiting his past allowed Scrooge to feel pity and grieve for his childhood self—which led to the blossoming of his feelings and compassion.
From The Hill: We are in absolute crisis across this country, and it's not getting nearly enough attention let alone anyone doing anything about it in DC.
From Forbes: Out of concern for their bottom line, colleges are betraying their students and trapping them in social isolation.
From VICE: “When the threat of coercion and that fear of violence is removed from the interaction, people can actually engage and de-escalate," said mental health lawyer Anita Szigeti.
From The Big Think: If we don’t break ourselves of this addiction quickly, we will leave our progeny to face catastrophes on a scale which will make the current pandemic seem trivial.
From Psychological Medicine: Editor Robin Murray stirs a debate on the impact of antipsychotics on mortality among those diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
From The Washington Post: Subtle, everyday forms of mistreatment and discrimination have a major impact on psychological and physical health.
From The Onion: "Much of the time these researchers didn’t even bother to test a hypothesis or collect data, but instead just tortured student volunteers for amusement."
From BJGP Life: Diagnoses of MUS (medically unexplained symptoms) or FND (functional neurological disorder) may be covering up serious prescribed drug effects.
From The Harvard Gazette: "Underneath trauma there’s always healing, which means an ethical restoration and ethical upgrade. Post-traumatic growth is an ethical realignment."
From The Mercury News: Under the pilot program, teams of paramedics, behavioral health clinicians and peer specialists will respond to certain non-violent 911 calls in the city, instead of cops.
From Psychiatric Times: Three British experts discuss various ways to respond to and help people who have experienced trauma and psychosis.
From MadFreedom/MadMediaMatters: Attorney Jim Gottstein discusses the challenges and strategies involved in legal advocacy for people imprisoned in psychiatric facilities and drugged against their will.
From NBC News: Sources said the White House counsel's office said no after checking with Trump adviser Stephen Miller. A White House official denied Miller had a role.
From Aeon: Organised loneliness, bred from ideology, leads to tyrannical thought, and destroys a person’s ability to distinguish between fact and fiction – to make judgments.
From Retraction Watch: A psychology journal has expressed concern about a 46-year-old paper which described attempts to correct 'deviant' gender identity in a 5-year-old boy using physical violence.
From The New York Times: The concern about suicides has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.
From CalMatters: The Department of State Hospitals is facing pressure in federal court to speed up admissions of 'mentally ill' inmates from the COVID-riddled state prison system.
From Right Now: Human Rights in Australia: "I have a terror of seeking help from any health practitioner, for fear I may end up subjected to these practices again... mental health services did enormous long-lasting harm." ~ Indigo Daya
From the Royal College of Psychiatrists: Professor Wendy Burn of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and expert-by-experience James Moore discuss the challenges of stopping antidepressants and what more is needed to better support patients.
From The Washington Post: Finding a way to live has never been a sure thing for Black men in America, who are taught from an early age that any misstep could lead to a prison cell or a coffin.