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Psychology Around the Net: November 22, 2014

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, […]

DJ Jaffe: The 4.2% (or the Us / Them Dichotomy)

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

Women with serious mental illness less likely to receive cancer screenings

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

The Lawes Report: Depression (video and transcript)

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.

Sister of Mentally Ill Texas Man Sentenced to Die in December Pleads to Rick Perry to Spare His Life

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

Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

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.

How Smartphone Apps Can Treat Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

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.

Texas judge approves execution of mentally ill man

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

Dangerous Cases: Crime and Treatment

2 days agoHealth : Healthland

Laws designed to compel those with serious mental illness into treatment are gaining traction

Nurses stabbed to death at China hospital

Attack in women's staff dormitory at 281 Hospital in Beidaihe carried out by man with a "a history of mental illness".

How Rejection Feels For The Artist Living With Mental Illness

3 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Having a mental illness and being an artist is an interesting dynamic.

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn Destroys Protesters Over Shooting Of Mentally Ill Man

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

Describing Depression Through Art

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

The Violent Mentally Ill

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

Mentally Ill Cleveland Woman Was Killed by Police in Front of Her Family, Brother Says

A Cleveland man is grieving after police killed his mentally ill sister outside her family's home, Cleveland.com reports.

No Ordinary Boy

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

The Secrets that Every Family Keeps

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

Mental Illness & The Tyranny of Forms

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

Texas Wants to Kill This Mentally Ill Man

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

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