Tagged: mental illness

Why mental health treatment is not an easy solution to violence - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 21, 2018

Sarah L. Desmarais, North Carolina State University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies, a frequent refrain is: Why don’t we get those dangerous people off the streets? And, just as frequently, people suggest that mental health treatment is the answer. Read More

How the firearms industry influences US gun culture, in 6 charts - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 26, 2018

Michael Siegel, Boston University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S. Yet in our nation’s ongoing conversation about the root … Read More

Islamophobia or mental illness? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 16, 2017

Mental illness is far more widespread than we often wish to admit. In fact, it is probably worth considering it a normal part of life – like the occasional cold or other ailments we all get. But occasionally mental illness can be more debilitating – even embarrassing. Does any family not have a member who sometimes embarrasses them by behaving inappropriately? … Read More

Better nutrition for mental health – food for thought - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 29, 2017

By Prof Julia Rucklidge, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Canterbury. Mental illness affects one in five New Zealanders and, despite the wide availability of solid empirically supported therapies, these statistics are not getting any better. We appear to have reached an impasse improving outcomes, despite improvements in other areas of medicine. We need to explore new avenues. Read More

Hearing voices is more common than you might think - Guest Work

Guest Author Oct 23, 2016

By John Read, University of East London Hearing voices that other people can’t is a meaningful experience. Like dreams, they can usually be understood in terms of one’s life experiences. Within mental health services, however, the prevailing medical model means some practitioners pay attention only to their presence, not their meaning. Psychiatry’s diagnostic bibles, the American DSM-5 … Read More

Why isn’t there a gene for depression? - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 14, 2016

Sarah Bailey, University of Bath Depression is sometimes categorised as a mental, rather than a physical illness – as though somehow mental health is different from physical health. But the brain is not a magical black box inside your head. It is an organ, just like the heart or lungs, made up of cells and supplied with … Read More

An Insight into Mental Illness - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 25, 2012

This clip gives a valuable and compelling insight into what it is like to suffer from a mental illness. With idiots such as Tom Cruise and his fellow scientologists in the habit of running down psychiatric medicine, I think it is valuable to hear the story of someone who has personally felt the benefits of both drug and counselling treatment. Read More