How to Get Your Friends to Stop Treating You Like a Therapist

Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.

#content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #empathy, #friendship, #mental-health-and-disorders

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U.S. Schedules First Execution of a Woman in Nearly 70 Years

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, was convicted of killing a pregnant woman and attempting to pass the baby off as her own.

#capital-punishment, #crime-and-criminals, #death-penalty-information-center, #justice-department, #kansas, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #mental-health-and-disorders, #montgomery-lisa-m, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #stinnett-bobbie-jo, #terre-haute-ind, #women-and-girls

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Focusing on Firearms Proves Contentious in Struggle to Reduce Veterans’ Suicides

The gun control debate complicated an effort to encourage frank talk by health professionals about the risks posed by firearms.

#firearms, #gun-control, #hannon-john-scott-d-2018, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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Weighted Blankets for Sounder Sleep?

A Swedish study found that men and women with depression or other mental health ills slept better when using the popular therapeutic aids.

#insomnia, #mental-health-and-disorders, #sleep

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Twitter is Showing That People Are Anxious and Depressed

Researchers are looking at online behavior to gauge public mental health. The results aren’t pretty.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #happiness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media

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As N.Y.C. Jails Become More Violent, Solitary Confinement Persists

Even as Mayor Bill de Blasio has emptied out the city’s jails, the number of people who are placed in punitive segregation each year has remained about the same.

#brann-cynthia, #brooklyn-defender-services, #browder-kalief-1993-2015, #correction-board-nyc, #correction-department-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #correctional-health-services, #de-blasio-bill, #house-of-xtravaganza, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #polanco-layleen, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #solitary-confinement, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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Concerns About Trump’s Erratic Behavior

Readers worry that steroids may be affecting the president’s mental state and call for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dexamethasone-drug, #mental-health-and-disorders, #trump-donald-j, #twenty-fifth-amendment-us-constitution, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How Will We Cope With the Pandemic Fall?

Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #emotions, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists

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The First Semester of College Has Never Been Stranger

The pandemic has made it harder to meet people. Classes and clubs have moved online. Students often eat alone. But they’re making the most of it.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #depression-mental, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

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After a Hospital Stay for Covid, Patients May Face Months of Rehabilitation

Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #lungs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #physical-therapy, #psychology-and-psychologists, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #ventilators-medical

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How Covid-19 and Power Tools Helped Heal My Relationship With My Son

After I nearly lost him in the darkness of depression, we forged a new bond in glue and sawdust.

#canoes-and-canoeing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #tools

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Uncertainty Is Hope

This isn’t the first time uncertainty has colored my days. Three decades ago, I learned that I had metastatic cancer and that nothing could be taken for granted.

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

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For Parents, a New Level of Big-Picture Anxiety

Beneath the mantle of acute apprehension burns a molten core of profound, long-term worry.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting

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What All That Touch Deprivation Is Doing to Us

It’s going to be a while before we can hug freely again. What does that mean for our mental health?

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines, #single-persons, #touch-sense

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Despite Crises, India Fixes Its Gaze on a Bollywood Tragedy

Covid-19 is rippling through the country. The economy is reeling. But for many Indians, an actor’s death and the investigation that followed are a bigger story.

#actors-and-actresses, #bollywood, #chakraborty-rhea, #india, #mental-health-and-disorders, #movies, #rajput-sushant-singh, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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How the Show ‘Alone’ Sparked a Solo Trip and a Tough Realization

Had my fiancée and I, like so many of the contestants on the series, reached the end of our endurance?

#dating-and-relationships, #mental-health-and-disorders, #television

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At-Home Learning, When Home Is in Ashes

How families in one Oregon community are coping with the aftermath of a massive wildfire.

#children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #families-and-family-life, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #wildfires

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An ‘Awe Walk’ Might Do Wonders for Your Well-Being

Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #elderly, #emotions, #exercise, #mental-health-and-disorders, #walking

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‘The Drug Became His Friend’: Pandemic Drives Hike in Opioid Deaths

In the months since the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the opioid epidemic has taken a sharp turn for the worse. More than 40 states have seen increases in overdoses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #heroin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #vermont, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

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Coronavirus Pandemic Drives Hike in Opioid Deaths

In the months since the pandemic took hold in the U.S., the opioid epidemic has taken a sharp turn for the worse. More than 40 states have seen increases in overdoses.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #heroin, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #vermont, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism, #your-feed-science

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And the Emmy Goes to … My Therapist

As he accepted the award for outstanding writing, Cord Jefferson thanked his therapist, and he wasn’t kidding.

#black-people, #emmy-awards, #jefferson-cord, #mental-health-and-disorders, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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F.D.A. Requires Stronger Warning Label for Xanax and Similar Drugs

Benzodiazepines — commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and panic disorders — are highly addictive and come with health risks, especially when combined with other drugs.

#drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #mental-health-and-disorders, #opioids-and-opiates, #your-feed-healthcare

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How Memes and a Good Laugh Can Help People in Recovery

Meme accounts like @dankrecovery and @brutalrecovery use dark humor to help those struggling with addiction.

#comedy-and-humor, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #social-media, #your-feed-selfcare

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City in California Reaches $4 Million Settlement in Fatal Police Shooting

Miles Hall, 23, was killed after his family called the police in Walnut Creek as he was experiencing a mental health crisis.

#hall-miles-1996-2019, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #walnut-creek-calif

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Healing the Whole Family

My parents wanted a better life for me, but they didn’t know that the scars of their own childhood traumas could still cause pain.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #sat-college-admission-test

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No Criminal Charges for Tucson Officers Over Man’s Death in Their Custody

“There is insufficient evidence to prove a crime of negligent or reckless homicide” was committed, the Pima County Attorney’s Office said in a report released Monday.

#cameras, #jerin-stoor, #jonathan-jackson, #lopez-carlos-ingram-d-2020, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-tucson-ariz, #ryan-starbuck, #samuel-routledge, #tucson-ariz, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Israeli Accused of Sex Abuse in Australia Can Be Extradited, Court Says

Australia has been seeking Malka Leifer’s extradition for six years so she can face 74 charges of sexual assault stemming from her time as the principal of an ultra-Orthodox school in Melbourne.

#australia, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #decisions-and-verdicts, #extradition, #fugitives, #international-relations, #israel, #leifer-malka, #mental-health-and-disorders, #sex-crimes

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Four Louisiana Officers Charged in Death of Black Man With Mental Illness

Prosecutors said a coroner had determined that Tommie McGlothen’s death in Shreveport in April was preventable because the officers should have known he needed medical treatment.

#black-people, #johnson-dmarea, #leclare-james, #mccarter-treona, #mcglothen-tommie-dale-jr, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-shreveport-la, #ross-brian, #shreveport-la

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Are You Lying More in the Pandemic? Some Certainly Are

The rate at which people are lying during the pandemic has increased, experts suggest, perhaps because health-related matters are particularly difficult to share.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lying, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantines

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A Biden Win Won’t Cure My Trump-Era Depression

I find hope and relief from my misery in things that have nothing to do with the election.

#black-people, #mental-health-and-disorders, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘We’re No. 28! And Dropping!’

A measure of social progress finds that the quality of life has dropped in America over the last decade, even as it has risen almost everywhere else.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #education, #mental-health-and-disorders, #third-world-and-developing-countries, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Year of Heartbreak and Bloodshed at Fort Hood

More Fort Hood soldiers have died in homicides than in battle since 2016, and officials and family members are struggling to understand why.

#deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #fernandes-elder-n, #fort-hood-tex, #guillen-vanessa, #killeen-tex, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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‘The Social Dilemma’ Review: Unplug and Run

This documentary from Jeff Orlowski explores how addiction and privacy breaches are features, not bugs, of social media platforms.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #orlowski-jeff, #privacy, #social-media, #the-social-dilemma-movie

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The Pandemic Is a ‘Mental Health Crisis’ for Parents

New studies show caregivers with young children are stressed, with no signs of relief on the horizon.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #women-and-girls

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Exercise May Make It Easier to Bounce Back From Stress

Regular exercise helped lab mice remain psychologically resilient even when their lives seemed filled with threats.

#anxiety-and-stress, #david-weinshenker, #emory-university, #exercise, #journal-of-neuroscience, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mice, #rachel-p-tillage, #rats, #research, #running

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A Police Officer Shot a 13-Year-Old With Autism in Salt Lake City

The authorities said the officer shot the boy while responding to a call about a “violent psych issue.” The teenager, Linden Cameron, was fleeing and did not have a weapon, his mother said.

#autism, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #linden-cameron, #mental-health-and-disorders, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-salt-lake-city, #salt-lake-city-utah

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Dentists Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cracked Teeth. What’s Going On?

When I reopened my dental practice in early June, the tooth fractures started coming in: at least one a day, every single day that I’ve been in the office.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bruxism, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jaw-body-part, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #teeth-and-dentistry, #telecommuting, #telemedicine

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For Long-Haulers, Covid-19 Takes a Toll on Mind as Well as Body

“It makes you depressed, anxious that it’s never going to go away.”

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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To Build Emotional Strength, Expand Your Brain

The quest to understand something new is a key factor to building the resilience necessary to weather setbacks and navigate life’s volatility.

#education, #mental-health-and-disorders

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In Hard Times, a Barrage of Ads Promises Peace of Mind

Meditation apps, tinctures, stress-busting gummies — spending on commercials for all of them is rising amid the pandemic’s climbing death toll and economic strain.

#advertising-and-marketing, #advertising-council, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #headspace-inc, #mental-health-and-disorders, #online-advertising, #talkspace-groop-internet-platform-inc, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

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‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans to Jungle Retreats

Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace.

#amazon-jungle, #antidepressants, #costa-rica, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #peru, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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The Psychiatrist Will See You Online Now

Experts have long predicted that psychotherapy was poised to go virtual. The pandemic may prove them right.

#anxiety-and-stress, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychiatry-and-psychiatrists, #sacramento-calif, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #university-of-california-davis, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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The Extra Stigma of Mental Illness for African-Americans

In my Black community, therapy was stigmatized as something for people who could not handle challenges.

#anxiety-and-stress, #black-people, #depression-mental, #discrimination, #mental-health-and-disorders, #race-and-ethnicity

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Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Is the Lockdown Making You Depressed, or Are You Just Bored?

We shouldn’t pathologize normal unpleasant emotions — which doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do something about them.

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

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Is Resilience Overrated?

I want people to be proud of themselves for being resilient. I just don’t want it to be the only option.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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How Young People Can Own Their Health Care (Even if They Still See a Pediatrician)

Helping young adults with the skills they need to transition to health care independence — with a bonus script for canceling appointments.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #content-type-service, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #mental-health-and-disorders, #privacy, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #telemedicine

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How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life — Even Now

Play can feel silly, unproductive and time consuming. And that’s precisely the point.

#age-chronological, #happiness, #leisure, #mental-health-and-disorders, #work-life-balance

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Welcome to the Covid-19 Mental Health Struggle

An artist with schizoaffective disorder shares her strategy for self-care.

#comic-books-and-strips, #creativity, #graphic-novels, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic

A new C.D.C. survey indicates that young people, as well as Blacks and Latinos of all ages, are showing signs of deteriorating mental health and some are resorting to substance abuse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monash-university, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

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