Kids’ Mental Health Is a ‘National Emergency.’ Therapists Are in Short Supply.

Could books and online materials help fill the gap?

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #trevor-project

The Sunday Read: ‘Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes?’

Honolulu incarcerated the wrong man for more than two years — a miscarriage of justice that shows the cruel inadequacy of America’s approach to mental health.

#homeless-persons, #honolulu-hawaii, #kolker-robert, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prisons-and-prisoners

Are Men Getting Duped Seeking Out Testosterone Tests?

Online low-T services have proliferated during the pandemic. But treatment can come with risks.

#diet-and-nutrition, #fatigue, #hormones, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #testosterone, #tests-medical

Children of Alzheimer’s Patients Fear a Future Diagnosis

Watching a loved one’s decline can be heartbreaking, and can stoke concerns about potential memory loss.

#alzheimers-disease, #mental-health-and-disorders

Vitamin B6 Health Benefits: Can It Reduce Depression Symptoms?

Here’s what we know about this essential vitamin’s effects on well-being.

#anxiety-and-stress, #diet-and-nutrition, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #mental-health-and-disorders, #vitamins

Dr. Oh Eun-young, ‘the God of Parenting,’ Will See You Now, on TV

In South Korea, Dr. Oh Eun-young, a celebrated psychiatrist, has helped destigmatize seeking therapy and blown up the traditionally private relationship with patients by putting it all on TV.

#children-and-childhood, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #oh-eun-young, #parenting, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #south-korea, #television

Why Was Joshua Held for More Than Two Years for Someone Else’s Crimes?

Honolulu incarcerated the wrong man for more than two years — a miscarriage of justice that shows the cruel inadequacy of America’s approach to mental health.

#hawaii, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prisons-and-prisoners, #schizophrenia

A Top Mental Health Expert on Where America Went Wrong

The psychiatrist and public-health expert Thomas Insel discusses how mental illness is a medical problem that requires social solutions.

#audio-neutral-informative, #depression-mental, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #thomas-insel

Manchin’s ‘Veto’ of the Climate Bill, as the World Heats Up

Reaction to Senator Joe Manchin’s rejection of a climate bill. Also: Liz Cheney; sensitive language; erosion of trust in experts; the right to travel.

#abortion, #cheney-liz, #disabilities, #discrimination, #global-warming, #manchin-joe-iii, #mental-health-and-disorders, #senate, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states-politics-and-government

The U.S. Has a New Crisis Hotline: 988. Is It Prepared for a Surge in Calls?

The United States is rolling out a reimagined suicide prevention number to address a national mental health crisis. But funding and staffing issues have left some questioning whether it’s ready.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-suicide-prevention-lifeline, #philanthropy, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

What is 988? What to Know About the New Mental Health Crisis Hotline

The new national suicide hotline, which has expanded its focus to help callers experiencing a range of mental health emergencies, launches July 16.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

The Supreme Court Dealt a Terrible Blow to Children’s Health

We are now learning that climate change and air pollution can act together to increase health effects.

#air-pollution, #children-and-childhood, #disasters-and-emergencies, #environmental-protection-agency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #premature-babies, #respiratory-diseases, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #weather

The Age of Distracti-pression

The pandemic’s true toll on mental health won’t be known for a long time, but data from the past two years indicates a rise — some of it sharp — in prescription drugs for conditions like A.D.H.D. and depression.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prozac-drug

Codependency Is a Toxic Myth in Addiction Recovery

Love doesn’t enable addiction.

#addiction-psychology, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

A Mental Health Checklist for College Students

Students should not wait until they are on campus to begin thinking about how to protect their emotional well-being, experts say.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders

What Motivates Mass Shooters to Do the Unthinkable?

The common answer is often wrong.

#education-k-12, #loneliness, #mass-shootings, #men-and-boys, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

7 Mindfulness-Based Strategies to Stop Spiraling into Despair

Name your emotions. Take action. Know your limits. These seven mindfulness-based strategies can help you stay grounded while caring deeply about the world.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #news-and-news-media, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

His PTSD, and My Struggle to Live With It

After my partner was brutally beaten on the street, I became one of the many thousands of Americans caring for someone with post-traumatic stress disorder — and our relationship changed forever.

#albany-ny, #anger-emotion, #fear-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

My O.C.D. Diagnosis Was a Blessing, Until it Became Too Central to My Life

Getting a mental health diagnosis can be a huge relief. But can the label become a problem?

#anxiety-and-stress, #autism, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #obsessive-compulsive-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Shanghai Wrestles With Psychological Scars From Lockdown

The lockdown fueled anxiety, fear and depression among the city’s residents. Experts have warned that the mental health impact of the confinement will be long-lasting.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beijing-china, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #shanghai-china, #world-health-organization

6 Ways to Help Your Child Deal With Anger

Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.

#anger-emotion, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-service, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence

California’s Fight Against Homelessness Has Turned Desperate and Dangerous

A new psychiatric “court” plan for thousands of unhoused people puts their civil and human rights at risk.

#california, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #los-angeles-calif, #mental-health-and-disorders, #schizophrenia

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

Experimental Psychedelic Therapy Returns to the V.A.

A series of clinical trials using MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms represent a resurrection of promising research abandoned in the 1960s.

#anxiety-and-stress, #clinical-trials, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

The Researchers Who Are Resurrecting Psychedelic Therapy for Veterans

Four Veterans Affairs clinicians, frustrated with existing treatments for addiction and PTSD, have turned to drugs the government still deems illegal.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecstasy-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #methamphetamines, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels

With THC levels close to 100 percent, today’s cannabis products are making some teenagers highly dependent and dangerously ill.

#addiction-psychology, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #marijuana, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Did You Start Therapy Recently?

Times Opinion would like to hear from you.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Netanyahu vs. Olmert: A Lurid Libel Case Grips Israel

A sensational legal drama between the two ex-prime ministers, centered on a claim of mental illness, comes as Israel’s year-old government teeters and one of the former leaders eyes a comeback.

#bennett-naftali, #israel, #libel-and-slander, #mental-health-and-disorders, #netanyahu-benjamin, #netanyahu-sara, #netanyahu-yair, #olmert-ehud, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Can Supplements Really Help With Depression or Anxiety?

Here’s what the evidence says about what works (and what doesn’t).

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #herbs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #omega-3-fatty-acids, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

We Need Hope to Combat Violence. That Won’t Arrive Without Action.

To adequately address violence, we need to take stock of everything at once.

#domestic-violence, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #tulsa-okla-shooting-june-1-2022, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

In Uvalde, a Search for Answers: How Could This Happen?

The shooting that left 21 people dead at an elementary school was the second such plot in four years. Residents are left grappling with the question of what could have been done to stop it.

#mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ramos-salvador-d-2022, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022

Students, We Want to Hear What You Have to Say About School Shootings

Opinion wants to know what you are thinking and feeling in the aftermath of school shootings.

#education-k-12, #internal-open-access, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

Outcry Over High School Clinic Exposes Deep Divisions on Mental Health

American teenagers are reporting severe levels of anxiety and depression. But when Connecticut moved to expand mental health services in schools, it ran into fierce opposition in one town.

#anxiety-and-stress, #connecticut, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #killingly-conn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #school-boards, #state-legislatures, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

When Psychiatrists Decided Who Could Get an Abortion

It was once an “open secret” that this was the safest pathway.

#abortion, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #women-and-girls

A Balm for Psyches Scarred by War

MDMA-assisted treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder “represents real hope for long-term healing,” health experts say.

#clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #ecstasy-drug, #iraq-war-2003-11, #johns-hopkins-university, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mithoefer-michael, #multidisciplinary-assn-for-psychedelic-studies, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #traumatic-brain-injury, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #vietnam-war, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Grief Shame: Why We Judge Each Other’s Grief

A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.

#diagnostic-and-statistical-manual-of-mental-disorders-book, #emotions, #families-and-family-life, #funerals-and-memorials, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

The Mental Cost of Being Denied an Abortion

An examination of the most rigorous research to date.

#abortion, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #women-and-girls

‘I Want to Reset My Brain’: Female Veterans Turn to Psychedelic Therapy

Traumatized by war and sexual assaults, some U.S. veterans and veterans’ spouses are seeking help in a Mexican clinic that treats depression and addiction with potent hallucinogens like toad poison.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #dr-martin-polanco, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mexico, #nemeroff-charles-b, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

Doctors Gave Her Antipsychotics. She Decided to Live With Her Voices.

A new movement wants to shift mainstream thinking away from medication and toward greater acceptance.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #hallucinations, #hearing-voices-network, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-of-mental-health, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #schizophrenia, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Before the Buffalo Shooting, Erratic Behavior and a Chilling Threat From the Suspect

Payton Gendron was sent for a psychiatric evaluation when he was still in high school but soon fell off investigators’ radar.

#buffalo-ny, #conklin-ny, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #gendron-payton-s, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders

Startups Prescribing A.D.H.D Drugs on TikTok Raise Diagnosis Concerns

Buzzy start-ups promising easy access to mental health medication found an eager market on social media. Should anyone be looking for treatment on TikTok, though?

#adderall-drug, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #ritalin-drug, #social-media, #start-ups

Naomi Judd Died of a Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Her Daughter Says

Ms. Judd’s youngest daughter, the actress Ashley Judd, said in a television interview on Thursday that her mother was suffering from mental illness when she died last month.

#country-music, #firearms, #judd-ashley, #judd-naomi, #judd-wynonna, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

How Two Middle School ‘Desperadoes’ Ended Up in a Police Shootout

A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy took up weapons after a torturous journey through Florida’s juvenile mental health system.

#attacks-on-police, #florida, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #juvenile-delinquency, #mental-health-and-disorders, #volusia-county-fla, #youth

On the Phone, Alone

We look at the mental health crisis facing adolescents — and the role of digital technology.

#children-and-childhood, #chronic-condition-health, #internal-storyline-no, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Pediatricians Hold the Front Lines of a Mental Health Crisis

Around the country, the setting for adolescent mental health care looks ever more like this doctor’s office in Kentucky, the next patient arriving every 15 minutes.

#antidepressants, #anxiety-and-stress, #attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Hundreds of Suicidal Teens Sleep in Emergency Rooms. Every Night.

With inpatient psychiatric services in short supply, adolescents are spending days, even weeks, in hospital emergency departments awaiting the help they desperately need.

#anxiety-and-stress, #aurora-colo, #boston-childrens-hospital, #children-and-childhood, #colorado, #depression-mental, #hospitals, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Feeling Ambivalent About Motherhood Is Normal

After years of engaging with parenthood from a distance, it’s time for a psychiatrist specializing in women’s mental health to take her own advice.

#babies-and-infants, #depression-mental, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #fear-emotion, #in-vitro-fertilization, #infertility, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miscarriages, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #reproduction-biological, #women-and-girls

In Grief Is How We Live Now

We are grieving the loss of the familiar.

#chronic-condition-health, #grief-emotion, #mental-health-and-disorders