‘Disorder and Chaos’ in N.Y.C. Jails as Pandemic Recedes

Six incarcerated people have died, a man accused of murder was accidentally released and a captain was charged with criminally negligent homicide, while the future of Rikers Island remains unclear.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-defender-services, #correction-department-nyc, #correctional-health-services, #hillman-rebecca, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #schiraldi-vincent-n, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #wilson-ryan-d-2020, #working-hours

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How the Candidates for N.Y.C. Mayor Would Tackle Homelessness

In the Democratic primary’s last days, and with New York’s economy starting to regain its footing, a chronic problem gains new urgency.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #evictions, #garcia-kathryn, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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5 takeaways from the final Democratic debate for New York mayor.

Most candidates avoided attacking Eric Adams, the presumed front-runner, while mental illness and affordable housing dominated the policy discussion.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #debates-political, #democratic-party, #donovan-shaun-l-s-1966, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #homeless-persons, #mcguire-raymond-j, #mental-health-and-disorders, #morales-dianne, #new-york-city, #police-reform, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #wiley-maya, #yang-andrew-1975

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Gunman in Florida Publix Shooting Did Not Know Victims, Sheriff Says

Timothy J. Wall wrote on Facebook that he wanted to “kill people and children” before fatally shooting a woman and her toddler grandson last week, the authorities said.

#florida, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palm-beach-county-fla, #royal-palm-beach-fla, #wall-timothy-j

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Chicken Soup Can’t Treat Depression. Welcome to My TED Talk.

A myopic but seductive worldview has caught on among many influential people — and it might be hindering our ability to solve real-world problems.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #dweck-carol-s-1946, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

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How To Get a Better Night’s Sleep

You can overcome ‘coronasomnia.’ Experts say it just takes practice building new and better habits.

#anxiety-and-stress, #beds-and-bedding, #caffeine, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #insomnia, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #sedatives, #sleep

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Young Creators Are Burning Out and Breaking Down

Many people who have found fame on TikTok are struggling with mental health issues.

#fans-persons, #instagram-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #onlyfans, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #substack-inc, #tiktok-bytedance, #youtube-com

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Why Leaving the Nest Is Harder the Second Time Around

After moving back in with their parents during the pandemic, some young adults are struggling to adjust to life on their own.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.

An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #phobias, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department, #virtual-reality-computers

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When Your Job Harms Your Mental Health

Naomi Osaka advocated for her well-being at work. Here’s how you can too.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #workplace-environment

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Naomi Osaka’s Uneasy Rush Into the Spotlight

Since emerging as an elite tennis player and Grand Slam tournament champion in 2018, Osaka has experienced success and anguish, both of which played out in public. It is “a lot to put on anyone’s plate.”

#content-type-personal-profile, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis

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Athletes and Mental Health: Naomi Osaka Adds to Conversation

Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open.

#depression-mental, #derozan-demar, #fear-strikes-out-movie, #french-open-tennis, #love-kevin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #phelps-michael, #piersall-jimmy-1929-2017, #raisman-aly, #tennis

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Isn’t Just for Winter

Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.

#content-type-service, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #pollen, #psychology-and-psychologists, #research, #rosenthal-norman-e, #seasonal-affective-disorder-sad, #summer-season, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #weather

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Something Bothering You? Tell It to Woebot.

When your therapist is a bot, you can reach it at 2 a.m. But will it really understand your problems?

#anxiety-and-stress, #artificial-intelligence, #darcy-alison-psychologist, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #woebot-labs

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Assessing Osaka’s Sad Departure From the French Open

Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?

#depression-mental, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #navratilova-martina, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open After News Conference Dispute

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and will “take some time” away from the tennis court.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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Naomi Osaka Quits the French Open

The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner took a stand about mandatory appearances at news conferences. She wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018.

#boycotts, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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Ketamine as a Depression Treatment Saved Me

I tried everything to treat my depression. Ketamine is the one thing that worked.

#depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mental-health-and-disorders

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At the French Open, Naomi Osaka Seeks Comfort on Clay and No Interviews

The world No. 2 has said she won’t talk to journalists at the tournament, which begins on Sunday, but she faces a bigger obstacle: her record on clay.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #king-billie-jean, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #social-media, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

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Youngest U.K. Lawmaker Takes a Break, Citing PTSD

Nadia Whittome said that it was important to be honest about her mental health struggles in the hope that it would normalize talking about the issue.

#content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #labour-party-great-britain, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nottingham-england, #politics-and-government, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #whittome-nadia

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Pandemic Status: Almost ‘Normal,’ but Not OK

The  invisible scars of critical illness will be with us for some time. 

#chronic-condition-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder

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‘In Treatment’ Is Back. How Does That Make You Feel?

Pandemic tensions led HBO to make a new version of the therapy drama, which stars Uzo Aduba and aims to reduce stigmas about mental health care.

#aduba-uzo, #allen-joshua-screenwriter, #anxiety-and-stress, #hickey-john-benjamin, #home-box-office, #in-treatment-tv-program, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ramos-anthony-1991, #schuur-jennifer, #television, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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How Do I Know if My Teen Is OK?

In the pandemic, many of the traditional measures that indicate a teen is thriving have been rendered irrelevant.

#anxiety-and-stress, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #teenagers-and-adolescence

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Video Footage of Death of Black Man in South Carolina Jail Stirs Outrage

The death of Jamal Sutherland after officers tried to remove him from his cell using pepper spray and Tasers raised calls for changes in the treatment in custody of the mentally ill.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charleston-sc, #deaths-fatalities, #fickett-lindsay, #floyd-george-d-2020, #houle-brian, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #south-carolina, #sutherland-jamal, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Prince Harry Shares ‘Pain and Suffering’ of Growing Up in Royal Family

In a wide-ranging interview for a podcast, Harry said his existence in the British monarchy had been “a mix between ‘The Truman Show’ and being in a zoo.”

#buckingham-palace, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #mental-health-and-disorders, #philip-duke-of-edinburgh, #royal-families

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Police Received Worried Calls Days Before North Carolina Killings

In the days before a 13-hour standoff with the police, the authorities repeatedly heard of a man’s deteriorating mental health. The standoff ended with four people and the gunman dead.

#attacks-on-police, #barnes-isaac-1988-2021, #boone-nc, #fox-logan-watauga-county-nc-police-officer, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #paranoia, #ward-chris-watauga-county-nc-police-officer

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Antidepressants Almost Cost This Olympian Her Career

Brenda Martinez, one of the top track and field athletes in the United States, inadvertently tested positive for a banned substance under World Anti-Doping Agency rules.

#antidepressants, #depression-mental, #doping-sports, #martinez-brenda-1987, #meat, #mental-health-and-disorders, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #steroids, #tests-drug-use, #tygart-travis, #world-anti-doping-agency

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How Exercise May Help Us Flourish

Physical activity can promote a sense of purpose in life, creating a virtuous cycle that keeps you moving.

#depression-mental, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders

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How MDMA and Psilocybin Became Hot Investments

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. But some researchers are wary about this going too far.

#alternative-and-complementary-medicine, #anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #ecstasy-drug, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #research, #start-ups, #venture-capital

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After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy

The death of George Floyd and other high-profile police killings have prompted African-Americans to seek help, mental health experts say.

#black-people, #creative-kuponya-stamschror-lott-llc, #dear-fathers-media-platform, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #psychology-and-psychologists, #race-and-ethnicity, #str8-mental, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘You’ve Lost Your Sparkle’: What to Do When Burnout Hits

Dr. Yumiko Kadota, a surgeon in Sydney, and the author of “Emotional Female,” on stress, burnout and toxic work environments.

#anxiety-and-stress, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #emotional-female-book, #kadota-yumiko, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #women-and-girls

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Learning to Be a Mother Can Take Generations — and Sometimes, Distance

Times readers weigh in on the magic and complications of grandmothers.

#families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mothers-day, #pregnancy-and-childbirth

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Pharmacies Are Entering the Mental Health Market

Call it the ultimate in ‘retail therapy.’ Now you can shop for mental health services at CVS, Rite Aid and other national chains.

#albertsons-inc, #anxiety-and-stress, #cvs-caremark-corporation, #drugstores, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rite-aid-corporation, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

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How Food May Improve Your Mood

The sugar-laden, high-fat foods we often crave when we are stressed or depressed, as comforting as they are, may be the least likely to benefit our mental health.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #psychology-and-psychologists

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The Other Side of Languishing Is Flourishing. Here’s How to Get There.

Research shows that the pandemic took a toll on our overall well-being and left many of us drained. Here are seven simple steps to get you thriving again.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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The Brain Will Bounce Back From Covid

The mental health toll of the pandemic is real. But many will recover.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Teenagers Are Struggling, and It’s Not Just Lockdown

“My school is giving too much work,” a 10th grader wrote during the pandemic. “At first, this was just a break from school, but now all I feel is stress, anxiety and pain.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders

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MDMA Reaches Next Step Toward Approval for Treatment

A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

#clinical-trials, #depression-mental, #doblin-richard-1953, #ecstasy-drug, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #shulgin-alexander-1925-2014, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #veterans

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Psychiatry Confronts Its Racist Past, and Tries to Make Amends

Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.

#american-psychiatric-assn, #black-people, #discrimination, #doctors, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #race-and-ethnicity, #slavery-historical, #tweedy-damon-s-1974

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In Podcast, Odessa High School Students Talk About Struggles

Working on the audio documentary “Odessa” gave one producer a painful look at the post-lockdown emotional struggles of teenagers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #documentary-films-and-programs, #education-k-12, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-times, #odessa-tex, #odessa-high-school-odessa-tex, #texas

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Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

Here’s what parents need to know.

#anorexia-nervosa, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #eating-disorders, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-eating-disorders-assn, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight

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Guard Watched as Man Hanged Himself in Jail, Prosecutors Say

Captain Rebecca Hillman was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death of a prisoner, an incident that led to criticism of New York City’s jail system.

#correction-department-nyc, #depression-mental, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mental-health-and-disorders

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Appalachian Trail Killer Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

A judge found James L. Jordan not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal stabbing of Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. along the trail in 2019.

#appalachian-region, #appalachian-trail, #appalachian-trail-conservancy, #hikes-and-hiking, #james-p-jones, #jordan-james-l, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sanchez-ronald-s-jr-d-2019, #virginia

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A 4-Year-Old Child Is Not a Problem. And Expulsion Is Not a Solution.

There is an effective approach to breaking the preschool-to-prison pipeline.

#anxiety-and-stress, #education-k-12, #education-pre-school, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Frigid Waters: A Fleeting Balm for a Mother’s Unspeakable Grief

To shake up the tedium of quarantine, I started doing polar plunges with Stephanie Reece, who was driven by something else entirely.

#content-type-personal-profile, #domestic-violence, #east-hampton-ny, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #swimming, #tennis, #women-and-girls

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That Blah Feeling, the YOLO Economy and an Ode to the Filet-O-Fish: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#audm-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #mcdonalds-corporation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-times

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In Vermont, Isolating Inmates Kept Covid at Bay, but at a Price

The state prison system is the only one in the nation where no one has died of Covid-19. But the strict lockdowns and quarantines that slowed the virus created their own problems.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quarantines, #solitary-confinement, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #vermont

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The Importance of Routines, Even Interrupted by a Pandemic

By setting routines for myself, I was able to shield myself from chaos. Then the pandemic happened. I set out to get them back on track.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #grief-emotion, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #productivity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Highest French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

To the alarm of Jewish leaders, Sarah Halimi’s killer will go unpunished because of his mental state, brought on by cannabis, at the time of the crime.

#anti-semitism, #coulibaly-amedy-1982-2015, #france, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #knoll-mireille, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mental-health-and-disorders, #merah-mohammed, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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