Posts Tagged ‘ mental health ’

Post-Abortion Mental Health Is a Feminist Issue

January 13, 2015
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Russo

It’s our duty as feminists to keep abortion legal and safe—and safe means that we need to address the underlying problems that are causing women to experience mental health crises after abortion. We need to address every layer of this hidden epidemic, from the economic conditions that lead women to “discount” abortions without sedation,...
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On Institutional Abuse in Psychiatric Facilities (Part II)

August 12, 2014
By
Lee

I made a commitment then and there to do everything within my power to make mental healthcare a safe and affirming space for all the songs in a patient’s heart.
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On Institutional Abuse in Psychiatric Facilities (Part I)

August 5, 2014
By
Lee

I told the nurses politely that I wished to leave, knowing this wasn’t the best environment for my health. This statement alone made me an “M1” patient on an involuntary 72-hour hold.
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Meditations of a Deviant Daughter

April 12, 2013
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Meditations of a Deviant Daughter

By Tanwi Nandini Islam When something happened. An allusion to something ominous from the distant past.  I documented my rape thoroughly in my creative work, yet within the nucleus of my family, I’ve only felt I could openly name it to my sister. While my parents braved my teenaged vacillations between rage and impetuousness,...
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Black Men Writing to Live: Brothers' Letters

March 14, 2013
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By Mychal Denzel Smith, Darnell L. Moore, Kiese Laymon, and Kai M. Green What follows is a series of letters shared between four writers who have quickly become brothers. We have vastly different backgrounds, but discovered that we share so many similarities writing and living as black men in the US today. Peace fam,...
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A Sliver of Silver in "Silver Linings Playbook": A Look at Mental Illness in Film

February 22, 2013
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A Sliver of Silver in "Silver Linings Playbook": A Look at Mental Illness in Film

Hollywood is notorious for the ways it presents and brandishes mental health to mass audiences.  In the rare instances in which a major motion picture even introduces concepts of mental health, critique inevitably swirls around the overall message the writers and actors are trying to achieve. If I think K-Mart sucks, do I meet...
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Using Ketamine for Depression

October 5, 2012
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In any given year, 7% of adults suffer from major depression, and at least 1 in 10 youth will reckon with the disorder at some point during their teenage years. But about 20% of these cases will not respond to current treatments; for those that do, relief may take weeks to months to come. There...
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Woman Who Sold Suicide Kits Will Be Sentenced For Tax Crimes

May 7, 2012
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A 92-year-old woman who sold $40 kits for people to kill themselves faces sentencing in San Diego for failing to file federal tax returns. Sharlotte Hydorn faces a maximum term of one year in prison when she is sentenced Monday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernard Skomal. Both the prosecution and defense agree she should be spared...
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Student Left in DEA Cell for Days

May 2, 2012
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Daniel Chong, the UC San Diego student who was left in a Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days, said the time spent in his cell was a life-altering experience. According to Chong, it all started when he was at a friend’s house in University City celebrating 4/20, a day many marijuana...
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Rape Victims Say Military Labels Them 'Crazy'

April 16, 2012
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Women in all branches of the armed forces, including the Coast Guard, have relayed stories that follow a similar pattern — a sexual assault, a command dismissive of the allegations and a psychiatric discharge. Despite the Defense Department’s “zero tolerance” policy, there were 3,191 military sexual assaults reported in 2011. Given that most sexual...
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