This week’s Psychology Around the Net is jampacked with everything (OK, some things!) you need to know about sleep habits, disclosing mental illness in the workplace, trying to achieve happiness, and more. There’s More to Sleep Cycles Than Being a Morning or Night Person: “In a small study being published in Personality and Individual Difference, […]
Over on Pete Earley's blog, he gives the text of a speech by DJ Jaffe, a mental illness advocate. Mr. Jaffe contends that those with serious mental illnesses constitute 4.2.% of the population and those people can be differentiated from...Show More Summary
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Women with symptoms of serious mental illness are significantly less likely to receive three routine cancer screenings - Pap tests, mammograms and clinical breast exams - than women in the general population, despite being at elevated risk for medical comorbidities and early death, a new study indicates. read more
Andrew Lawes explains how depression affected him, his advice on how to love someone with the illness and how the focus of mental health support needs to change. The post The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript) appeared first on The Good Men Project.
The sister of Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic set to be executed by the state of Texas on Dec. 3 for the murder of two people, has pleaded with Gov. Rick Perry to commute his sentence to life in prison. Victoria Panetti has said...Show More Summary
Washington (AFP) - A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3.
A slew of mental health apps are coming out of academic institutions, research clinics and a number of start-ups. They all seek to facilitate the management of serious mental illnesses—such as severe depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The post How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia appeared first on WIRED.
A Texas judge on Wednesday refused to postpone the scheduled execution of a convicted killer who suffers from mental illness and is set to face lethal injection on December 3. Scott Panetti, who has had schizophrenia for three decades,...Show More Summary
Laws designed to compel those with serious mental illness into treatment are gaining traction
Attack in women's staff dormitory at 281 Hospital in Beidaihe carried out by man with a "a history of mental illness".
Having a mental illness and being an artist is an interesting dynamic.
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Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn made a national name for himself on Wednesday after an impassioned video went viral on YouTube. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel posted a three-minute clip of Flynn responding to police protesters, who...Show More Summary
Depression and mental illness have become frequently-talked-about topics, by famous and “regular” people alike. Now, more people are telling their stories in different and creative ways, including artists focusing on sharing experiences of mental illness through their art. read more
There's been lots in the news lately about forensic hospitals and the management of violence by psychiatric patients. Here's a short list:1. Beyond the Gates of GomorrahA new book by Dr. Stephen Seager, a tell-all about his work in a California forensic hospital.2. Show More Summary
A Cleveland man is grieving after police killed his mentally ill sister outside her family's home, Cleveland.com reports.
I agree with much of what David Aaronovitch has to say in this column in The Times because it's hard to understand how a young man could commit such a terrible and callous murder without being mentally ill, and therefore unfit to plead. Show More Summary
Every family has at least one secret, and some have many more than that. As difficult as it may be to do so, reaching out for help when your family’s secret involves mental illness may be the one best way to cope. read more
I was recently contacted by a Warrior Mom, one who sought and received treatment for her PPD as one should, who had to fill out some forms for something that is very important to her family. As she was filling out one particular form...Show More Summary
Wearing a cowboy costume and a purple bandana, Scott Panetti defended himself at his capital trial in Texas without counsel, where he tried to call the Pope, J.F.K, and Jesus Christ to the witness stand. In Tennessee, Richard TaylorShow More Summary