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Gardening Is Better Than Antidepressants for Some Mentally Ill Patients

UK eco-therapy program MindFood uses the growing and selling of produce and other foods to help residents recover from and cope with severe mental illness.

Dear Bossip: My Father Left Us & I Fear My Husband May Do The Same

Dear Bossip, Basically I’m a full-time working 23 year old married mother of two. My childhood has not been the best. I was molested and suffered from extreme anger issues and anxiety. I was raised by a mentally ill

LAPD Kill Unarmed Mentally Ill Veteran on TV -- And Their Defense Won't Shock You

Brian Beaird never appeared to be a threat to the officers who shot him 21 times. He went for his waistband. Yeah, it's so strange how much unarmed men, confronted by police with guns drawn, seem to LOVE digging in their waistband. Police...Show More Summary

MBJungle Raises Awareness About Dog Mental Illness

For many of us, Facebook is a place to post memes or pictures of our pets, but for David Rogers, founder of MBJungle Foundation, it’s a way to change the lives of animals. His online organization uses Facebook and other social mediaShow More Summary

The Horrible History Of The World's Most Notorious Mental Asylum

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

The word “bedlam” means chaos to modern ears, and that meaning came from the British asylum known as Bedlam, short for Bethlehem Royal Hospital. It was born in 1247 as a priory which soon began to take in the mentally ill. Over the next...Show More Summary

Drug Smuggler Faces Death Penalty in Indonesia Despite Mental Illness

Indonesia said a convicted Brazilian drug smuggler could still be executed despite claims by his family that he is schizophrenic, local media reported Friday.

To Anyone Not Struggling With Mental Illness

It’s my own fault that I feel this way. I could choose to change my attitude whenever I want to! That’s my problem… I’m choosing to feel like this; I’m choosing to be sad, right?

Mexican mentally ill women 'coerced into sterilisation'

Recent study by rights groups says 42 percent of women surveyed had been forcibly sterilised and many abused.

Can Law Improve People's Lives?

Can law make people's lives better? The answer is yes, and treating mental illness more effectively is one place to start.

Love, No Matter What

During a prolonged hospitalization decades ago, a psychiatric nurse had asked me, "what is the secret of your marriage?" "I have seen many marriages fall apart because of mental illness" she had said, "it is as if the the wedding vows say until mental illness do us part."

Strong Connection Between Violence and Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county's people, according to a new multi-institution study from researchers under the Guatemala-Penn Partnership.

Why I Plan to Hover As My Son Becomes a Teen

Are young men who commit horrific crimes driven by drug use or mental illness, or is the trigger as simple as a lack of basic morality? The post Why I Plan to Hover As My Son Becomes a Teen appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Vitamin D Benefits Common Mental Illnesses By Regulating Serotonin

Study reveals how vitamin D benefits mental disorders, as do omega-3 fatty acids. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles: Autism:...Show More Summary

Larry Sanders Revelation Significant for Mental Health Awareness

To those of us who have suffered the effects of mental illness, Larry Sanders' actions Wednesday were nothing short of heroic. His revelation via The Players' Tribune that he had left the NBA to undergo treatment for anxiety and depression...Show More Summary

LAPD kill unarmed mentally ill veteran on TV. Their defense won't shock you.

This is the exact moment the LAPD fired 21 shots at Brian Beaird. As you see here, and as you will see in the full video below, Beaird never reaches in his waistband and never posed a grave threat to police. He went for his waistband. Show More Summary

A Jury convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the American Sniper trial because he knew right from wrong

Insanity is a legal definition, not a mental illness. In order to satisfy the legal test, a person must have a mental disease or defect and be unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Any effort to conceal the commission of a crime or to deny responsibility for it constitutes evidence that the person knew he or she did something wrong. Show More Summary

Why Natural Selection Hasn’t Trashed Mental Illness

Understanding the whys and what-fors of any sort of disease is a deep enough undertakingan immune system trying to tear its host apart? Rapid-fire assembly lines of cancerous tissue?but mental illness puts the whole nature of the question in even more extreme relief. Show More Summary

No Charges For LAPD Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man To Death On Live Television

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

No charges will be filed against three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot an unarmed, mentally ill man on live television following a high-speed chase, the city's top prosecutor said. In a letter dated Jan. 29, first reported...Show More Summary

Horrific Video Portrays Legal Nightmare For Transgender People In Europe: WATCH

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

34 European countries force transgender people to undergo sterilization, divorce or diagnosis of mental illness before they can change their name or gender.

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