Naomi Osaka Returns to the Court at Australian Open

After a tumultuous year and a four-month layoff during which she questioned what she wanted from tennis, Osaka is back on the court. “I’m not sure if this is going to work out well.”

#australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-mari-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis

Woman Pushed Onto Subway Tracks ‘Never Saw’ Her Attacker

“She was just the person who did everything right,” a neighbor said of Michelle Go, who died on Saturday when a homeless man pushed her in front of an R train.

#crime-and-criminals, #go-michelle-alyssa, #martial-simon-january-15-2022-murder, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #subways

It’s Misleading to Call Addiction a Disease

The view that addiction is a disease makes it an individual problem. That’s dangerous.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders

Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones

Clinicians are divided over new guidelines that say teens should undergo mental health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries.

#gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hormones, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-science, #youth

What is Neurofeedback Therapy And Can it Help With Mental Health?

Neurofeedback has promised a mental health revolution for decades. But is it effective?

#anxiety-and-stress, #biofeedback, #brain, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Suspect in South Africa’s Parliament Fire Is Sent for Psychiatric Check

If the man is found fit to stand trial, he will face charges that now include terrorism. His lawyers said he would protest with a hunger strike.

#arson, #cape-town-south-africa, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hunger-strikes, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mafe-zandile-christmas, #mental-health-and-disorders

‘A Sad State of Affairs’ for Mental Health in America

Responses to a survey of mental health professionals. Also: Ways to persuade the unvaccinated; forgiveness and accountability.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #roof-dylann-storm, #tutu-desmond-m

Relaxing Is a Skill. Here’s How to Do It.

Letting the tension flow out of your muscles can improve your physical and mental well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #muscles

How Psychedelic Drugs Can Be Used for Mental Health

Many recreational drugs known for mind-altering trips are being studied to treat depression, substance use and other disorders. Here’s what you need to know.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #ketamine-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #serotonin-chemical

Mental Health on College Campuses Amid Covid

Student suicides, a shortage of counselors and stories of resilience. Also: Just one Republican; guardianship abuse; spouses’ love-hate relationships.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #marriages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #republican-party, #spears-britney, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy

Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

#anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #brain, #cholesterol, #emotions, #heart, #journal-of-the-american-medical-assn, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #stroke, #tai-chi, #yoga

10 Lessons We’ve Learned About Eating Well

Water vs. seltzer? Can food affect the brain? We’ve rounded up useful research on diet and nutrition to stay healthy in the new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #health-foods, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #microbiology, #obesity, #vegetables, #water, #weight

How to Improve Your Mental Health in 2022

Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Travel as Healing

Wellness vacations now go far beyond massages and diet advice, instead offering a respite from physical and mental stress. Here’s what to expect.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #spas, #travel-and-vacations

The Pandemic Has Been Bad For Youth Mental Health. Omicron Scares Me.

I was already worried about my patients. I fear Omicron will make everything even worse.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence

The Students Returned, but the Fallout From a Long Disruption Remained

“They’re like, ‘The world’s out of control, why should I be in control?’” the principal of Liberty High School in Bethlehem, Pa., said of some of his struggling students.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bailey-iii-harrison, #bethlehem-pa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #liberty-high-school, #mental-health-and-disorders, #principals-school, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #school-discipline-students, #teachers-and-school-employees, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Brooklyn Man Shot by the Police Was Mentally Ill, Family Says

The killing of Eudes Pierre, 26, underscores the need for alternatives to having the police respond to mental health episodes, activists say.

#brooklyn-nyc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pierre-eudes, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #vassell-saheed-d-2018

Considering a Dry January? How to Embrace Mindful Drinking

A growing moderation movement harnesses strategies from meditation to cut back on alcohol.

#alcoholic-beverages, #content-type-service, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Deal With Burnout During the Holidays

Even without a pandemic, dealing with family dynamics requires preparation and tending to ourselves.

#content-type-service, #families-and-family-life, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

Darby Penney, Who Crusaded for Better Psychiatric Care, Dies at 68

She shed light on marginalized people’s lives by examining the contents of suitcases left in the attic of a psychiatric hospital. She went on to become a prominent activist.

#deaths-obituaries, #luggage-and-packing, #mental-health-and-disorders, #penney-darby-1952-2021, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #willard-psychiatric-hospital

How Volunteering Can Help Ease Loneliness

Science tells us the solution may lie in what we do for others, not ourselves.

#content-type-service, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-cares, #volunteers-and-community-service

Japan Fire: Osaka Police Identify a Suspect, 61

A 61-year-old man, hospitalized after the fire at an Osaka psychiatric clinic, is being investigated on suspicion of arson and murder, the police said.

#arson, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-japan, #tanimoto-morio

Therapists Can’t Keep Up With the Emerging Mental Health Crisis

Mental health providers are in high demand, and they can’t keep up. Therapists are turning away patients, closing their waiting lists and worrying that things are about to get worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders

Is Our Homelessness Crisis Really a Drug Problem?

A new book argues that rampant fentanyl and methamphetamine addiction is to blame, but the reality is more complex.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders, #methamphetamines, #quinones-sam-1958

A Mental Health Crisis Among the Young

A health professional and an author/filmmaker write that we are failing our youths. Also: Memo to Democrats; military spending; moving away from coal.

#abeles-vicki, #anxiety-and-stress, #bruni-frank, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coal, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mines-and-mining, #murthy-vivek-h, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Margaret Giannini, Champion of People With Disabilities, Dies at 100

After meeting the parents of children with a range of disabilities, she decided almost on the spot to start a clinic to treat such children exclusively.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #disabilities, #doctors, #giannini-margaret-1921-2021, #health-and-human-services-department, #intellectual-disabilities, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-medical-college, #westchester-institute-for-human-development

As Covid Deaths Rise, Lingering Grief Gets a New Name

Prolonged grief disorder was recently added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, just as experts are predicting a coming wave of severe bereavement.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders

Josh Hawley and the Republican Obsession With Manliness

The Missouri senator is tapping into something real — a widespread, politically potent anxiety about young men that is already helping the right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #hawley-josh-d-1979, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pornography, #roosevelt-theodore, #united-states-politics-and-government

Suspect in Mass Killing at Colorado Grocery Store Is Mentally Incompetent, Judge Says

The man accused of murdering 10 people in Boulder, Colo., in March will be sent to a state hospital “to restore his competency as soon as possible so that we may proceed forward with the case,” prosecutors said.

#alissa-ahmad-al-aliwi, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Pushed by Players, the N.F.L. Works to Embrace Mental Health

N.F.L. teams have standardized support for mental wellness as their players fight social stigmas and the league’s “just play through it” ethos.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #football, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-football-league, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

As Virtual Worlds Grow, We Are Losing Our Sense of Touch

After struggling with anorexia and bulimia for more than 20 years, the last thing I want is technology that further estranges me from my body. 

#anxiety-and-stress, #babies-and-infants, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #touch-sense

The Rise of Psychedelic Retreats

Even with cause for concern, retreats in countries like Costa Rica and Jamaica, as well as in the United States, have been popping up for more than a decade.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #travel-and-vacations

Ian Fishback’s Death Highlights Veteran Mental Illness Crisis

Ian Fishback revealed abuse of detainees during the Iraq war, but struggled after leaving the service. He died awaiting a bed at the V.A.

#content-type-personal-profile, #detainees, #fishback-ian, #iraq-war-2003-11, #mental-health-and-disorders, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Book Review: ‘San Fransicko,’ by Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger’s “San Fransicko” raises important questions about homelessness in San Francisco, but his answers are mired in controversy.

#affordable-housing, #books-and-literature, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oakland-calif, #san-francisco-calif, #shellenberger-michael

Why Are More Black Children Dying by Suicide?

Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emerging evidence suggests that is not the case.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Mental Health Days Are Important. Here’s How to Make Yours Worthwhile.

Well readers share advice on how to get away from it all.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders

Overdose Deaths Reached Record High as the Pandemic Spread

More than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in the yearlong period ending in April, government researchers said.

#addiction-psychology, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Veterans Have Become Unlikely Lobbyists in Push to Legalize Psychedelic Drugs

Lawmakers find it hard to “just say no” to combat veterans seeking support for drug decriminalization efforts gaining traction around the country.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #anxiety-and-stress, #audio-neutral-informative, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #veterans, #your-feed-healthcare

How Nurturing Kindness in Children May Benefit All Of Us

In “Social Justice Parenting,” Traci Baxley emphasizes the rewards of teaching our children to empathize with and care for others.

#anxiety-and-stress, #baxley-traci, #books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #discrimination, #empathy, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity, #social-justice-parenting-how-to-raise-compassionate-anti-racist-justice-minded-kids-in-an-unjust-world-book, #youth

Michael Rutter, Pioneering Child Psychiatrist, Is Dead at 88

His wide-ranging research helped transform his field, a colleague said, by “insisting on using data to drive thinking about diagnosis and treatment.”

#autism, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-obituaries, #genetics-and-heredity, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #rutter-dr-michael

Uyghurs Seek Emotional Help as Families in China Suffer

As Uyghurs grapple with the emotional trauma of their families suffering back in Xinjiang, some are overcoming a cultural stigma to seek out counseling.

#anxiety-and-stress, #china, #depression-mental, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #mental-health-and-disorders, #muslims-and-islam, #political-prisoners, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xinjiang-china

The Ketamine Cure

The once-taboo drug has been repurposed to treat depression and is even available for delivery. But how safe is it?

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #ketamine-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100

It was an answer to Freudian analysis: a pragmatic, thought-monitoring approach to treating anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, and it changed psychiatry.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beck-institute-for-cognitive-behavior-therapy, #beck-aaron-t, #cognitive-behavior-therapy, #deaths-obituaries, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pennsylvania, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

How Social Media Turned ‘Prioritizing Mental Health’ Into a Trap

Online fame can be taxing. For one new show, that’s a clever excuse to pay even more attention to a famous family.

#computers-and-the-internet, #damelio-charli, #damelio-dixie, #damelio-heidi-1972, #damelio-marc-1968, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media

Young Kids Should Get the Covid Vaccine. Here’s why. 

Young children should get the Covid-19 vaccine. Here’s why. 

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #vaccination-and-immunization

Heavy Is the Burden on Japan’s Royal Women

A princess who will soon marry represents the third generation to suffer intense emotional distress in a country that often consigns women to rigid roles.

#depression-mental, #japan, #komuro-kei, #mako-princess-of-japan, #masako-empress-of-japan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #michiko-empress-of-japan, #royal-families, #women-and-girls

Jonathan Martin Will Donate His Brain to CTE Research

Jonathan Martin faced bullying in his N.F.L. locker room and depression. He will donate his brain to C.T.E. research to determine if head trauma contributed to his mental health woes.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussion-legacy-foundation, #football, #martin-jonathan-1989, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miami-dolphins, #national-football-league

How to Talk to Teens About Edibles

Pot brownies and colorful gummies may look harmless and can be easy to hide, but it’s important for caregivers to help adolescents understand the risks.

#advertising-and-marketing, #content-type-service, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Town Rattled by Bow-and-Arrow Killings Ponders Terrorism and Mental Illness

The police in Norway, initially pointing to Islamic extremism, now say an attacker was “not well, mentally.”

#brathen-espen-andersen, #kongsberg-norway, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #muslims-and-islam, #norway, #terrorism