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Study: Antidepressants Linked to Higher Gestational Diabetes Risk

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From CNN: “Taking antidepressants while pregnant may be associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes, a new study suggests. It turned out that the...

Will Hall – Short Bio

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Living With Mental Diversity: New visions of what it means to be human from a counselor trained in Open Dialogue at the Institute for Dialogic...

Michael Cornwall – Short Bio

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An Alternative Understanding of The Nature of Madness: Dr. Cornwall wants this blog to help deepen our understanding of the mystery of madness and help us...

Carina Hakansson – Short Bio

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Ordinary Life Therapy: Carina Håkansson is founder of the Family Care Foundation and The Extended Therapy Room Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden.  She writes about psychiatry and societal treatment...

Jim Gottstein – Short Bio

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Law, Alternatives and Change: A Harvard-educated lawyer and long time activist for change in the mental health system writes about law as it relates...

Gary Kohls – Short Bio

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Dr. Kohls is a past member of MindFreedom International, the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology and the International Society for...

Michelle Fouts – Op-Ed Bio

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Michele Fouts is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the Sapphire Center in New Haven, Vermont. She also maintains a small private practice...

Overdose Epidemic Sending More and More Children to Foster Care

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From Mother Jones: The total number of foster care entries has slowly dwindled, but entries due to parental drug use jumped from roughly 40,000 in 2000 to nearly 100,000 in 2017.

Increasing Physical Activity in Schools May Improve Mental Health

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A new article suggests integrating physical activity throughout the day may help to address the mental health of students.
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New Year’s Resolution: Address Grief and Trauma in Healthy Ways

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From Darcia Narvaez, PhD: Everyone needs to learn to grieve losses and deal with shock. Here are practices that build resilience in children (and everyone).

A Strange New Culprit Behind Eating Disorders

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From The Atlantic: Recent evidence suggests a relationship between upper-respiratory-tract infections and the development of eating disorders in some children.

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.

“Pollution’s Mental Toll”: A Talk with Journalist Kristina Marusic

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The reporter explains how air and water pollution affect our brains, why children are so vulnerable, and what to do about it.

Peter Gøtzsche – Op-Ed Bio

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Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, Director of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, graduated as a master of science in biology and chemistry in 1974 and as a physician...

The Wisdom of the Symptom Bearer: It’s Always the ‘Crazy’ One Who Knows the...

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From Medium/Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW: The 'symptom bearer' or 'identified patient' is the scapegoat who carries the evidence of the familial dysfunction.

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

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

Russell Razzaque, MD – Short Bio

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Dialogical Psychiatry: In his column, Dr. Russell Razzaque, a UK-based psychiatrist, discusses mindfulness and related practices that help clinicians connect with themselves in order...

David Walker, PhD – Short Bio

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Speaking in the Borrowed Language: David Walker, PhD, is a Missouri Cherokee psychologist, writer, and musician. He consults with the Yakama Indian Nation, and...

Cathy Levin – Op-Ed Bio

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Cathy A. Levin has been an intelligent, adept organizer in the Recovery Movement in Massachusetts. She led the Emergency Room Rights Campaign, a legislative...

Danielle Egan – Short Bio

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Danielle Egan is a Vancouver based freelance journalist. Her articles about psychiatric neurosurgeries and bio-medical technologies have been published in many titles, including New Scientist, Vancouver...

Bonnie Kaplan – Short Bio

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Nutrition and Mental Health: Bonnie has published on the biological basis of mental health – in particular, the contribution of nutrition to brain development and function,...

The Benefits and Harms of Antidepressants for Youth Depression and Anxiety

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From The Mental Elf: Given their demonstrated harms and the fact there exist a number of alternatives, we should be asking whether antidepressants should be used at all in young people.

Q&A: How Can We See ADHD From Another Angle, and What Can We Do...

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We all want to help our kids or our students, and sometimes finding the right key to unlock a child’s gifts is a matter of time, patience, trial, and error.

Howard Glasser – Short Bio

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Awakening Children to Their Greatness: Creator of the Nurtured Heart Approach and the Inner Wealth Initiative, Howard Glasser writes of ways to help children...

Defund Social Workers: Cops by Another Name

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From The New Republic: If you measure in terms of the power to coerce, surveil, and inflict lasting harm, social workers are, thanks to the nature of the job, cops by another name.