Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Elinor Taylor – Short Bio

Elinor Taylor will complete her Master's in Counseling in Spring 2015. She has interned as a Mental Health Counselor and is currently working as...

School-Based Mindfulness Leads to Stress Reduction, Study Finds

Researchers find improvements in stress-related outcomes among middle school students exposed to a school-based mindfulness training program.

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.
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Home Alone: Finding Connection During the Pandemic

This wave of emotional distress is a perfectly reasonable human response to living our lives in an increasingly isolated and uncertain world.

Digital Media Use Linked to Increase in ADHD Symptoms

Increased frequency of digital media use can increase symptoms of ADHD among adolescents, study finds.

Lia Govers – Short Bio

In the Netherlands, Lia graduated as a first grade teacher, but never went on to teach at school, in part because her Dutch degree...

Ron Unger – Short Bio

Dialogues with Madness: A therapist and educator specializing in cognitive therapy for psychosis, Ron Unger explores emerging understandings of psychosis and of efforts to change...

Derek Pyle – Short Bio

Histories of Resistance and Reform: Derek writes about his project to create a historical record outlining the histories of resistance and reform within and...

Call for Teen Art in All Media!

MIA's Family Resources and Arts sections are co-sponsoring an online teen multimedia art exhibition with the theme “Beyond Labels and Meds: What It Feels Like to Be Me.”

Gary Kohls – Short Bio

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

Eugene Epstein – Short Bio

Steps to a Post-Therapeutic Future: With a strong interest in how popular culture and psychiatry/psychotherapy reflexively influence one another, Eugene writes critically about aspects of...

Ken Blatt, MD – Short Bio

Dr. Ken Blatt trained when psychiatry was steeped in a humanistic, philosophic and social/relational tradition. He believes that in the last decades psychiatry has shifted to a...

Experiences of Depression Connected to Declining Sense of Purpose

In-depth interviews find that those who screened positive for depression did not explain their experience in terms of diagnostic symptoms.

Akiko Hart – Short Bio

Akiko Hart is the Acting Director of Mental Health Europe, and is also the Hearing Voices Project Manager at Mind in Camden. Her interests...

The Bear in the Classroom – Trauma-Informed Teacher

From Ransom for Israel: Here’s the reality; if you are a teacher or you work in any capacity with children, then you are working with children with Complex Trauma.

‘Speaking Grief’ Documentary Asks, ‘What if We Got Better at Grief?’

From WPSU Creative Services: What would happen if we could speak the truth about our pain, and hear the truth about other people's pain? What if we got better at grief?
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Student Counseling Services: Do They Really Help the ‘Mentally Ill’?

I used to think that the counseling center would help me to resolve my inner conflicts. That visiting the center would do some good for me. I have since realized that most mainstream “mental health” is more damaging than helpful. These days if student counselors see any problem with a student visiting the center, they send him or her to see a psychiatrist.