Conservatorship: The Racket That Ruined My Father’s Last Years

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I have watched as my father’s pursuit of happiness was swept away by the court system in his senior years.

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.

Antidepressant Exposure In Utero May Negatively Impact Motor Skills in 2-Year-Old Children

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A new study in Frontiers of Pharmacology finds that antidepressant use during pregnancy is linked to reduced motor skills in children at 2 years...
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Placebo Effect—Not Antidepressants—Responsible for Depression Improvement

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In adolescent depression treatment, those who received a placebo but thought they received Prozac improved more than those who received the drug and knew it.

‘Delusions’ and ‘Paranoia’: What Are They, Really, and How Can We Engage Them in...

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Sam Ruck shares a second excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

Q&A: What Is Executive Function, and How Can Parents and Teachers Help Kids Focus?

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Ask anyone who’s ever taught kids, and they’ll tell you a story about one student who sticks in their memory.

Escaping The Shackles of Psychiatry: What I’ve Seen and Survived, as Both Doctor and...

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” said Edmund Burke. This is as true on...

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,...

Words from My Heart to ‘My Heart’: What Might Have Helped My Late Friend?

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More than two and a half years later, I’m still processing my grief, still picturing our happiness and innocence as kids, and still acknowledging our struggles and pain.

‘A Playground for Predators’: Diane Dimond on The Abuses of Guardianship

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Our guest today is Diane Dimond, a longtime, award-winning investigative journalist specializing in crime and justice issues. As a freelance journalist, syndicated columnist, and...

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.
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Animal Study Shows Impact of Prozac in Pregnancy on the Child

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Researchers found that rats born to mothers given the antidepressant Prozac during pregnancy or breastfeeding exhibited varied behavioral and developmental effects, with implications for the understanding of antidepressant impacts during human pregnancies.

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.

Reality According to Whom? Listening to My Wife—and The Problems with ‘Psychosis’

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Sam Ruck shares an excerpt from his book "Healing Companions," which describes his life with, and love for, his wife and her “alters.” 

Survivors and Families Working Together For Change: A New Project 

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Based on his lived experience, Ron Bassman describes his efforts to create an educational and support program that links families with survivors.

Medication Overload, Part II: The Explosion of Drugs for Kids

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An analysis of the huge increase in drugs for children, the role of Big Pharma, and a look at the impact on families and communities.

The Mental Health Crisis of Today’s Youth—The Hidden Culprit Every Parent and Therapist Should...

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A therapist argues that achievement culture hurts youth mental health, and parents should focus on their children's inner wisdom.

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.
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Students Don’t Need Spying, They Need Trust

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Surveillance exacerbates anxiety, destroys trust in relationships, and diverts money away from effective treatment.

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.

Giving Caregivers a Platform: Chandra, Mother of Sophia

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This is the story of Chandra and her daughter Sophia (not their real names), who has been in the mental health system since the age of 10.

Family Panel Discussion – Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis

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Supporting a Child, Teen, or Young Person in Crisis - Our guest panel, Ciara Fanlo, Morna Murray and Sami Timimi join host Amy Biancolli to share stories of crisis but also stories of healing and of hope.

‘Sacred Conversations’: A Talk with Susan Swim and a Father Whose Daughter Found Healing

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We have two guests today. One is Susan Swim, executive director of the Now I See A Person Institute, which she created in 2007...

SSRI Use During Pregnancy Alters the Child’s Brain Development

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Reduced brain volumes due to SSRI exposure in pregnancy was not explained by maternal depression alone.