The Invisible Memories That Shape Our Lives

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

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

From Institute for Scientific Freedom: Peter GĂžtzsche 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...

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

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

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

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...

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

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?

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

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

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

CT Sen. Chris Murphy Calls for Restrictions of Restraint and Seclusion in U.S. Schools

From CT Insider: "It's hard to believe, but there are thousands of kids who are being put in solitary confinement or having their hands bound as punishment for misbehavior at school," said Murphy.

Patients at Greatest Risk of Self-Harm Right After Starting Antidepressants: Study

From Axios: It has been known since 2004 that antidepressants can increase suicidal behavior, but new research is clarifying when the threat is greatest.

Trauma Responses Are Conditioned, Not “Chosen”

From Dr. Glenn Doyle: From our nervous system’s point of view, if it had to wait around for us to think about everything that happens to us or "choose" a response, we’d have been eaten by sabre tooth tigers eons ago.

Interview with Robert Whitaker – How Psychiatry Lost Its Way

From Witt-Doerring Psychiatry: Robert Whitaker and Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring discuss what is wrong with the way psychiatry is practiced today, why there are so many problems and why they haven't been fixed.

Eating Disorders Among Teens More Severe Than Ever

From NBC News: Since the pandemic, people are experiencing eating disorders at younger ages and in more serious condition, with both mental and physical symptoms appearing more urgent.

Federal Judge Finds Texas Use of Psychotropic Drugs on Foster Children ‘Appalling’

From KERA News: "These children are being repeatedly raped in [DFPS's] care," said Judge Janis Jack. "They’re being drugged in your care if they complain. If their behavior is not up to snuff, they’re getting psychotropic drugs. And that is not safe."

Pharmed Out Podcast: Paying Attention to ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment in Children

On the latest Pharmanipulation podcast, hosts  Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman and Caroline Renko  interview psychologist Dr. Gretchen LeFever Watson and journalist Robert Whitaker about the...

Diode | A Narrative About a Mental Journey by Karen Hudes

From Thomas Pynchon: Atmospheric forces channel suddenly through the individual, the release point of a larger, pressured system. At the moment of crisis, all attention goes to the diode.

‘More Like Spin-the-Bottle Than Science’: My Mission to Find Proper Treatment for My Son’s...

From The Guardian: After years journeying through the traditional healthcare system, could radical alternatives save my son from an endless cycle of hospital stays and drugs?

Some Moms Are Microdosing Mushrooms for Anxiety and Depression

From The Washington Post: “There is no magic pill or plant that allows you to bypass the healing of childhood trauma," says therapist Brooke Novick. But "this sacred medicine, when used with intention, respect and care, can powerfully support us on our paths of healing and evolution.”

Obituary of Fred Baughman, Pediatric Neurologist and Prominent Critic of ADHD

Dr. Baughman was the author of the 2006 book The ADHD Fraud: How Psychiatry Makes Patients Out of Normal Children.

The Childhood Origins of Narcissism

From Vital Mind Coaching: The core childhood origin/genesis of the ‘narcissistic personality' occurs when a child is used by the parent(s) to meet the parent(s)' own needs.

Childhood: The Unexplored Source of Knowledge | Alice Miller, PhD

From The Natural Child Project: There are many areas where concern with early childhood can represent a liberation from age-old blind alleys.