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

By editor
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.

By editor
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

By editor
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

By editor
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.

By editor
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


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

By editor
December 23, 2021

The New York Times By Alex Vadukul Dec. 21, 2021 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. In 1995, the old Willard Psychiatric Center in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York...   read more


What Black and Latina women need to know about dementia

By editor
December 23, 2021

The Washington Post By Carly Stern December 9, 2021 “Can you look at that clock and tell me what time it is?” the neurologist asked. Aisha Adkins sat beside her mother as she peered at the clock hanging above the sink of the doctor’s office. As her mother stared, unable to determine the time, Adkins’s...   read more


Cannabis Use in Pregnancy May Lead to a More Anxious, Aggressive Child

By drwong
December 23, 2021

The New York Times By Melinda Wenner Moyer Nov. 19, 2021 A new study adds to a growing body of evidence that indicates prenatal marijuana use can impact children’s development and behavior. Children of women who use marijuana during or soon after pregnancy are twice as likely as other kids to become anxious, aggressive or...   read more


House Passes Build Back Better Act to Invest in Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Care

By editor
November 19, 2021

American Psychiatric Association Fri Nov 19, 2021 Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, a $2 trillion spending package that includes significant investments in mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) care.APA applauds the inclusion of these provisions in the legislation: Enforcement of mental health parity laws: The 2008 federal parity law requires...   read more


String of LAPD shootings exposes L.A.’s broken mental health system, officials say

By editor
November 19, 2021

Los Angeles Times By Kevin Rector Nov. 18, 2021 When a 19-year-old tourist from Singapore was stabbed in the abdomen on Hollywood Boulevard last month, witnesses and the victim quickly pointed out the suspect to police. Police already knew the man, Grisha Alaverdyan, from prior encounters. Alaverdyan, 27, had been arrested and charged two weeks earlier with...   read more