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The reinvention of a ‘real man’

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May 24, 2022

The Washington Post By Jose A. Del Real May 23, 2022 In cowboy country, a father and husband troubled by suicide reimagines American masculinity, one conversation at a time — In BUFFALO, Wyoming Bill Hawley believes too many men are unwilling or unable to talk about their feelings, and he approaches each day as an...   read more


APA and Other Leading Physician Groups Oppose Texas Legislation That Interferes With Patient Reproductive Care

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May 24, 2022

Psychiatric Times By Leah Kuntz September 3, 2021 6 frontline physician groups expressed their concern about the Texas state law that bans abortions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. Six of America’s leading physician groups are deeply concerned about the consequences of the Texas state law that took effect yesterday, September 2, 2021, which bans abortions,...   read more


How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

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May 24, 2022

The New York Times By Ellen Barry March 18, 2022 The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder. After more than a decade of argument, psychiatry’s most powerful body in the United States added a new disorder this week to its diagnostic manual: prolonged...   read more


APA Welcomes President’s Strategy to Address Nation’s Mental Health Crisis

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March 3, 2022

American Psychiatric Association Wed, Mar 2, 2022 APA is applauding President Joe Biden’s “Strategy to Address Our Mental Health Crisis,” which he announced last night during his State of the Union address.APA leaders said that the strategy elevates national attention to improve the nation’s mental health and devotes federal resources to policies that will ensure millions of...   read more


More Teenage Girls With Eating Disorders Wound Up in the E.R. During the Pandemic

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February 28, 2022

The New York Times By Matt Richtel Feb. 18, 2022 A new C.D.C. study underscored the mental health issues facing teenagers in the past few years. During the pandemic, emergency rooms across the country reported an increase in visits from teenage girls dealing with eating and other disorders, including anxiety, depression and stress, according to new...   read more


You don’t have to love or hate your body. Here’s how to adopt ‘body neutrality.’

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February 28, 2022

The Washington Post By Angela Haupt February 25, 2022 The first time Bethany C. Meyers heard the term “body neutrality,” it didn’t sit well. “I genuinely felt enraged — I felt so mad about the idea, I think because I had been trying to get to this positive place with my body,” the New York-based...   read more


What does ‘high-functioning depression’ mean? We asked experts.

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February 28, 2022

The Washington Post By Allyson Chiu Feb 17, 2022 After Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst died by suicide on Jan. 30, one phrase dominated the conversation on social media and in the news: “high-functioning depression.” In a statement to Extra, an entertainment news outlet where Kryst was a correspondent, her mother, April Simpkins, said the 30-year-old “was dealing with...   read more


How to help a stranger on the street in a mental health crisis

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February 28, 2022

Los Angeles Times By Faith E. Pinho Jan. 19, 2022 You’re walking down the street, and you encounter someone crying. Or perhaps the person seems worked up in another way — screaming at the air or rocking back and forth in distress. A disquieting feeling follows. Do you attempt to say something? Call emergency services?...   read more


The Promises and Perils of Psychedelic Health Care

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February 28, 2022

The New York Times By Kat Eschner Jan. 7, 2022 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. Oregon is legalizing mushrooms. Ketamine can be delivered to your home. People are microdosing LSD to treat pandemic-related anxiety and Wall Street is pouring...   read more


Why Are More Black Kids Suicidal? A Search for Answers.

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February 28, 2022

The New York Times By Christina Caron Nov. 18, 2021 Mental health experts assumed that people of all races had the same risk factors for self-harm. Emergency evidence suggests that is not the case. Joe was 17 when he decided life wasn’t worth living. He was tired of the violence in his Boston neighborhood, where...   read more