I Was the Poster Girl for OCD. Then I Began to Question Everything I’d...

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From The Guardian: When I sought help for crippling invasive thoughts, I was told I had a disease like any other. But I wasn’t able to recover until I understood the fallacy at the heart of mental healthcare.

Mom’s 911 Call for Her Son’s Mental Health Ends With His Death After Police...

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From MedPage Today: Taylor Ware's August 2019 death was among more than 1,000 over a decade after police used common use-of-force tactics that are meant to stop people without killing them.

Parents Must Reclaim the Central Role If Growing Crisis Among Children Is to End:...

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From Irish Examiner: "Parents must surrender their point of view that there’s something wrong with the child and see that it’s the relationship that’s in trouble and the child’s behaviour is just a function of that," says physician Gabor Maté, who works with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.
Charles Spencer (left); cover of "A Very Private School" (right)

Charles Spencer’s Story of Boarding School Abuse Is Haunting

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But parents are still sending children away to board, and it’s still dangerous.

Discussing the ‘Obsession’ With Childhood Disorder Labelling

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From Sociology Lens Insights: In recent decades, we have too often passed the buck of social problems to children who lack the power to say no to stigmatizing psychiatric labels.

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.

How Early Relationships Can Define Reality – For Better or Worse

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From Jay Reid Psychotherapy: Kids will do an amazing amount of shape-shifting to get their parents to be willing to care for them.

The FDA Warned an Asthma Drug Could Induce Despair. Many Were Never Told.

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From The New York Times: Singulair, now a generic, is still used by millions of Americans even after thousands of patients and dozens of studies have described harm. Children face the greatest risks of the drug's ill effects.

The Infant as Reflection of Soul: The Time Before There Was Self

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From World Association for Infant Mental Health: By the time most of us reach adulthood, we have not only lost the capacity to regularly access states that we achieved routinely as infants, but we have also lost awareness of that loss.

Crisis Hotlines, Like Canada’s New 988, Promise Confidentiality. So Why Do So Many Trace...

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In commentary for the Globe and Mail, Rob Wipond, MIA contributor and author of Your Consent Is Not Required: The Rise in Psychiatric Detentions,...

These Teens Got Therapy. Then They Got Worse.

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From The Atlantic: It feels like we should be able to just sit teens down and tell them how to be happier. But that doesn’t seem to work, and sometimes it even backfires.

The Troubled-Teen Industry Offers Trauma, Not Therapy

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From The New York Times: Hundreds of thousands of young Americans have endured harms or assaults in residential boot camps, wilderness therapy and Christian and therapeutic boarding schools.

Childhood Trauma: How We Learn to Lie, Hide, and Be Inauthentic

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From PsychCentral/Darius Cikanavicius: Adults often see children's natural honesty as a nuisance, silliness, or even a problem, which leads to a society where dishonesty, fakeness, and inauthenticity are normal.

The Invisible Memories That Shape Our Lives

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From PsychAlive/Lisa Firestone, PhD: Implicit memories are unconscious, bodily memories that, when triggered in the present, do not seem like they are coming from the past.

All the Lonely People: The Atomized Generation

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From Erraticus: We must live each day in radical opposition to the world, keeping in mind that the economics of modern life are designed to atomize us.

Call for Retraction of Fraudulent Trial Reports of Antidepressants in Children

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From Institute for Scientific Freedom: Peter Gøtzsche and 10 people who lost either a child or spouse to suicide after being prescribed an antidepressant have written an open letter to JAACAP and JAMA Psychiatry.

Most States Received a D or F Grade on Maternal Mental Health. It Could...

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From CNN: Nearly every U.S. state is neglecting access to maternal mental health care, and experts fear the situation could get worse as more states severely restrict or ban abortion.

Wounded Children Are Running the World: Our Inner Child and Political Activism

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From Kindred Media: Psychologist Robin Grille, author of Parenting for a Peaceful World and Inner Child Journeys, explains how our inner children run the show when we as adults don't pay attention to them.

A Son Died, His Parents Tried to Sue. How U.S. Courts Protect Big Pharma

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From Reuters: Merck’s best-selling asthma medicine, Singulair, has been linked for years to suicides and psychiatric problems, often in children. But lawsuits over the drug are stymied by one of Corporate America’s most effective liability shields: the doctrine of federal preemption.

Emotions Are Not Bad Behavior

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From The Natural Child Project/Robin Grille: Time and time again, children are heavily reprimanded for committing the offence of crying or being angry.

Agony of Families Who Say Pills for Depression Led Their Children to Take Their...

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From The Daily Mail: The knowledge that pills that are supposed to prevent suicidal feelings may actually be the cause of a loved one's suicide can only exacerbate survivors' pain.

Podcast: The Rise in Forced Treatment and Abusive Guardianships

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From PsychCentral: Often well-meaning family members are trying to 'help' by having their loved one force-treated, but they end up traumatizing and permanently damaging them instead.

Why Are So Many Girls on SSRIs?

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From Girls/Freya India: We are kidding ourselves if we think condensing every emotion into something diagnosable and solvable with consumption isn’t doing profound psychological damage to Gen Z.

The Nervous System in the Classroom | Gary Sharpe

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From Gary Sharpe: Many of our institutions, from schools to hospitals, seem almost designed to constantly trigger our sense of threat.

Teenagers Pathologized by Traditional Addiction Treatment

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From Filter: Traditional treatment can pathologize normal behaviors of adolescence, thereby reinforcing stigma and existing low self-esteem.