Dec. 3, 2013 (Toronto) - People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests. read more
The trial for two of the three Fullerton police officers charged in the beating death of mentally ill homeless man, Kelly Thomas, has begun. Manuel Ramos, the officer who first approached Kelly Thomas and delivered most of the damage, is facing charges of second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Show More Summary
Given the manner with which the United States has waged war on the understanding and eradication of mental illness in favor of creating a lucrative prescription-dependent Prozac Nation, it’s not surprising that many of mine (and probably your) family members,…
It’s no joke, having a Caesarean, and I’ve had two. So the news that Essex County Council social services obliged a pregnant, mentally ill Italian woman to have her baby… Continue reading The post The forced Caesarean case proves that light must be shone on social services and the courts appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Danny Baker points out how the stigma surrounding those who suffer from mental illness can cause significant damage to the recovery process.
SANTA ANA, California (Reuters) - The trial of two former California policemen charged in the beating and death of a mentally ill transient opened on Monday with a prosecutor telling jurors that a "routine" police contact ended with the man dying in a...
Photo via Flickr user arvind grover On Thursday, the Toronto Star reported that a 50-year-old paraplegic woman may have been barred from visiting the United States due to her history of mental health issues. Apparently, last week Ellen Richardson attempted to fly from Toronto to New York City en route to a Caribbean cruise. Show More Summary
So much for that $6,000 vacation: A Canadian woman was denied entry into the US this week due to her history of mental illness, the CBC reports. Ellen Richardson had planned to fly to New York and from there go on a 10-day cruise, but US customs officials at...
Established in 1909, the Northern State Hospital for the Mentally Ill was a sprawling and remarkably self-sufficient facility with a number of production facilities including a 700-acre farm. Alongside a lumber mill and quarrying operation, the farm enabled the hospital to support itself. Show More Summary
Mental and physical illnesses necessarily impact upon the lives of the relatives of those afflicted by them, all the more so in families where a member has a mental illness, because they suffer more discrimination. The results are based on a study carried out in 28 countries.
takes off hoop earrings In a rather impressive act of picking only the most low-hanging fruit, Chelsea Handler took a short break from calling Angelina Jolie a homewrecking whore to make fun of a mentally ill woman. Comedy! With a.....
I grew up to see mentally ill people live perpetually on the streets, walking in rags and sleeping in heaps of rubbish. In the nearly three decades of my life there has not been much difference to this very ugly sight. It is derogatory...Show More Summary
Most fathers wonder if their son will turn out like them. Mark Henick wonders if his son will be different.
Reveals the links between intelligence and sleep, mental illness, politics, atheism, happiness and more... ? Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick"
As Amazon workers in Germany strike for better wages, a UK doctor warns that Amazon warehouse jobs put workers at "increased risk of mental illness and physical illness." Americans are just happy to be employed. Read more...
A BBC investigation into a U.K. Amazon warehouse found conditions a stress expert said could cause “mental and physical illness.” As the company employs 15,000 extra staffers during the Christmas season, the BBC placed an undercover reporter in the factory. Show More Summary
For all the times you’ve felt like working could send you straight into the arms of the mental health care system, an investigation into a UK-based Amazon warehouse claims conditions were so stressful, they could cause “mental and physical illness.” The BBC sent an undercover worker to film his life of night shifts, during which he’d walk up to 11 … [More]
Working conditions could cause 'mental and physical illness', warns stress expert on Panorama One-Minute Read LAST UPDATED AT 15:45 ON Mon 25 Nov 2013 AMAZON has been accused of working its warehouse staff "to the bone" in conditions...Show More Summary
A BBC reporter posed as an Amazon warehouse employee and took a hidden camera with him as he worked the pre-Christmas night shift. He didn't like what he saw. But don't get too excited: Amazon doesn't come off too badly in the story, either. Show More Summary