I kept thinking, why was I the one to be labeled when my husband was doing all this unhealthy, violent stuff? I sought out doctors through health food stores and communities that didn’t believe in medications for a social and family problem. That way no controlling, pill-pushing medical doctor had authority over me.
Researchers explore the effects of augmented treatment at various points in interpersonal psychotherapy for adolescents diagnosed with depression, highlighting previously unidentified critical decision points (i.e., relatively early in the treatment sequence).
Researchers outline the concept of ecologically driven grief due to climate change and recommend future research to better understand the psychological impact of climate change.
An article on contributory injustice describes the clinical and ethical imperative that clinicians listen to service users experiences.
Attempting to locate the mechanisms of psychiatric disorder is a step in the wrong direction and fails to challenge potentially unjust social practices.
Practitioners and public leaders identify methods and barriers for integrating those diagnosed with mental health issues into community life.
A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
This week we e-release a new free booklet, Pathways to Enhance Well-Being. Its creation began with my colleague Linda Lentini sharing with me some of the barriers she experienced as she moved towards bringing alternative approaches such as meditation and breath practices into state psychiatric institutions.
A new study explores feelings of belongingness as a protective factor for childhood trauma and adult mental health outcomes.
New data fails to support the promotion of manualized psychotherapy as superior to non-manualized forms of psychotherapy.
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
New research suggests that when parents model emotion suppression strategies in social interactions, their children’s approaches to social engagement may suffer.
A new meta-analysis analyzes randomized control trials of Mindfulness-Based Interventions for adolescents.
What media hype and those selling mindfulness don’t tell you is that mindfulness is a process that can radically transform you, and it’s not always safe, nor is it easy or straightforward. We make it safer by being aware of the risks and learning to listen to our own bodies about when it is or isn’t okay for us. No one else actually knows.
Between 2007 and 2016, the FDA identified 776 herbal supplements containing active, unapproved pharmaceutical chemicals.
Study finds that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression have diets that are more inflammatory and higher in calories.
New review ties increased screen time to increasing anxiety and depression among young adults throughout the United States.
A new study in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience has found that the smell of lavender extract has an anxiolytic effect.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
Researchers explore how family interventions for psychosis might be adapted to China’s emerging integrated mental health care landscape.
The world calls what was "wrong" with me "bipolar." I prefer the notion that I went through a birth process to become the healer that I am today. I can't be silent because I know there are people like I was who are trapped and may not realize it yet. When they begin to see the prison bars that surround them, I want to be there for them as others were for me.
New research examines factors that make mindfulness interventions in school most effective for adolescent’s mental health outcomes.
Remediating dilapidated physical environments in urban settings can contribute to better mental health.
Researchers examine the relationship between vitamin D and clinical and cognitive symptoms in first-episode psychosis.
The drugs combined with my desire to know how life worked and what made a human broke down all past social conditioning of my individual self. I realized I was God. So was everyone else and I shared with anyone who would listen, but found no one who could understand or navigate the territory. There was little internet to speak of then and no Google to find others who experienced life as I was, so I voyaged on my own as best I could.