Saturday, May 27, 2017

Trump’s Pick for Mental Health ‘Czar’ Highlights Rift

From The New York Times: President Trump's nominee to direct SAMHSA, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, who is a strong proponent of the medical model of psychiatry,...

In Praise of Defiance

From Aeon: Throughout history, psychiatry has pathologized defiance and continues to label individuals who resist authority and stand up for their rights as mentally ill....

Group Homes for People With a Disability Must be Phased Out

From ABC: More than 100 academics have published an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold a royal commission investigating abuses and...

Our World: My Child, ECT and Me

A new episode of BBC's Our World investigates the increased usage of electroconvulsive therapy on children in America.

I Smoked Weed Three Times and Ended Up in Rehab Hell

From VICE: In her recently published memoir, The Dead Inside, Cyndy Etler tells her story of being abused and subjected to attack therapy in a teen rehab...

May 2nd – Day of Remembrance and Resistance

On May 2nd, 2017, the International Association Against Psychiatric Assault (IAAPA) staged a demonstration in Berlin to commemorate the psychiatric mass murders in Nazi...

Mental Health is Different for People of Color in These 3 Ways

In this piece for Rest for Resistance, Dom Chatterjee discusses the white-centricism of mental health as well as the specific ways that the mental health system...

Beyond the Hysteria, What “13 Reasons Why” Gets Right

From Medium: "13 Reasons Why," the most-watched series in Netflix history, raises many important real-life concerns that need to be addressed, such as the impact...

Trump’s Pick to Run Mental Health

From STAT: President Trump has nominated Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, a proponent of increased psychiatric treatment for those diagnosed with serious mental illness, to run the Substance...

Is Psychiatry Partisan?

From The Atlantic: This June, the Supreme Court will make an important decision regarding the role of mental health experts in death penalty cases. The...

When Disability is Misdiagnosed as Bad Behavior

From Pacific Standard: People with hidden or invisible disabilities are often subjected to violence and verbal abuse, as well as denied accommodations and asked to...

UK Trials Body Cameras for Staff in Mental Health Wards

From Engadget: An early trial has found that staff-worn body cameras can reduce confrontation and aggressive behavior, including incidents of physical restraint, in psychiatric hospitals. "If...

Four-Part Series on Drug Abuse, Trauma, and How to Heal It

In this four-part series on drug abuse and trauma, Parents Opposed to Pot provides an overview of the impact of adverse childhood experiences, how they persist, and...

Mental Health Awareness Month: Seven Things to be Aware of

In this piece for Truthout, Noel Hunter lists seven facts it is important to be cognizant of during Mental Health Awareness Month, from the influence...

13 Reasons to Watch 13 Reasons Why

From Acting NT: Many mental health advocates have objected to the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which centers around the suicide of a teenage girl. Here...

Court-Ordered Psychiatric Tests Used as a Weapon

From Courier Mail: Divorced parents are increasingly ordering involuntary psychiatric examinations against one another to be used as a weapon in custody fights. "Family lawyer Deborah...

Woman Raped in State Hospital Can’t Sue for Damages

From CBS News: The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently ruled that a woman who was raped at a state psychiatric hospital cannot sue the state for...

Donald Trump’s Drug Czar is Very High on Forced Rehab

From Vice: Donald Trump's expected nominee for director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Congressman Tom Marino, is a proponent of mandatory inpatient...

Providing Trauma Informed Brief Counseling to College Students

Recommendations on how to provide trauma-informed, short-term counseling to college students who have experienced sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

Researchers Fail to Predict Criminal Intent with Brain Scans

A new study in the journal PNAS explores whether brain scans are ineffective at identifying criminal intent in carefully designed situations.

“Psychiatry Unlocked” Researchers Discuss Movements Against Involuntary Hospitalization

A Lancet editorial covers the growing movement aspiring to dismantle compulsory admission and forced treatment .

People are Intensely Loyal to Groups Which Abuse Newcomers

In this piece for Aeon, Christopher Kavanagh explores various explanations for why many people are willing to be part of groups and organizations that subject...

Man Sent to Psychiatric Hospital for Criticizing Police Shooting

From The Province: In April 2015, a man was detained and held involuntarily at a psychiatric hospital after posting a series of angry tweets about...

Why Everyone Should Watch 13 Reasons Why

From Mindbodygreen: The new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why portrays poignant and important truths about the causes of teen suicide, including the prevalence of bullying and...

New Findings Suggest Masculinity is a Risk Factor for Suicidal Thinking

Men who report being self-reliant may be at greater risk of suicidal thinking.

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