Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stigma of mental illness can lead to violence with police: report –

Despite progress in de-escalation training, many police officers continue to carry stigma and stereotypes about people with mental illness, which could lead to violent altercations, according to a report released Wednesday by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. – See … Continue reading

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How I overcame depression

In essence, what I shared in that speech was that depression can be overcome, but it takes a village. You never know what sharing your concern may mean to someone in pain. My pastor recently told me I have become … Continue reading

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Is there a link between genius and mental illness?

Nancy Andreasen, a psychiatrist at the University of Iowa, is halfway through her second study of examining the creative brain through neuro-imaging. She points to another success story, poet Robert Lowell, who gave credit to the drug lithium, “this simple … Continue reading

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Stop Using My Children to Scare Parents Out of Vaccinating

As an autism parent, it offends me that my children’s condition is being used to scare people away from life-saving medical treatments. I don’t want that to happen. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jen-forsyth/stop-using-my-children-to-scare-parents-out-of-vaccinating_b_5648341.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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The Kids Who Beat Autism

Together the women considered applied behavior analysis, or A.B.A. — a therapy, much debated at the time, that broke down every quotidian action into tiny, learnable steps, acquired through memorization and endless repetition; they rejected it, afraid it would turn … Continue reading

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