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  • Subordinate Sex Is Bad and So Is Revenge Porn

    11/04/2019 8:56:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    Freshman Rep. Katie Hill resigned Thursday in the wake of multiple controversies, including engaging in at least one sexual relationship with a campaign staff member. Conservative website Red State published intimate photos of the California Democrat on Oct. 18 after they were leaked to the site, sparking a debate about inappropriate relationships and “revenge porn.” Hill should not have engaged in a relationship with a subordinate while holding public office, and thus should shoulder the blame for that choice. Nonetheless, there’s little the public can do about her personal choices other than to call for her resignation. There may be...
  • Abortion tied to sharp decline in women's mental health

    11/01/2019 6:55:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | SEPT. 1, 2019 | Ryan Jaslow
    (CBS) Do women who have an abortion risk their mental health? A provocative new study shows that women who have an abortion face an increased risk for mental health problems including substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. "Results indicate quite consistently that abortion is associated with moderate to highly increased risks of psychological problems subsequent to the procedure," the authors wrote in the study, published in the September 1 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. For the study, researchers analyzed data on 877,000 women, including 164,000 who had an abortion. They found women who had an abortion experienced an 81...
  • Source: Trump Focused on Mental Health Legislation Instead of Gun Control

    10/26/2019 11:25:04 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Oct 2019 | AWR Hawkins
    The Second Amendment Foundation’s (SAF) Alan Gottlieb indiciates President Donald Trump has pivoted from any consideration of gun control and is focused on mental health reforms. Gottlieb, SAF’s founder and executive vice president, told Breitbart News the White House contacted him and informed him that Trump “will only support mental health legislation, no gun control.” This comes after Trump initially voiced support for expanded background check legislation following mass shootings, only to scale back that support and eventually note that the U.S. already has background checks that are “strong.” On August 5–two days after the El Paso, Texas, shooting and...
  • Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon dominates as competitors raise questions

    10/21/2019 6:26:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 21, 2019 | 8:44pm | Mollie Walker
    Transgender cyclist Rachel McKinnon continues to dominate women’s cycling. It has not been an easy ride. Last weekend at the Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, England, the 37-year-old Canadian first set a world record in qualifying for the 35-39 age category 200-meter sprint, then went on to defend her title in the finals. Her success, however, has been overshadowed by frustrated competitors. In an interview with Sky News, former cycling champion Victoria Hood said, “It is not complicated. The science is there and it says that it is unfair. The male body, which has been through male puberty,...
  • Bureaucracy is Mental Illness

    10/19/2019 2:56:51 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 2017 | Mary Kouns
    What happens when a person suffering from mental illness tries to interact with a system that is also mentally ill?
  • Alarming VA report reveals 60,000 veterans committed suicide over recent decade

    10/18/2019 6:48:08 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | Sep 2019 | Richard Sisk
    The Department of Veterans Affairs released an alarming report Friday showing that at least 60,000 veterans died by suicide between 2008 and 2017, with little sign that the crisis is abating despite suicide prevention being the VA's top priority. Although the total population of veterans declined by 18% during that span of years, more than 6,000 veterans died by suicide annually, according to the VA's 2019 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report. "VA is working to prevent suicide among all veterans, whether they are enrolled in VA health care or not," Wilkie said. "That's why the department has adopted a...
  • Young people are quitting their jobs in droves. Here's why

    10/10/2019 6:24:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    Fox Business ^ | October 10, 2019 | Megan Henney
    Young people are spearheading mental health awareness at the workplace. About half of millennials and 75 percent of Gen Zers have quit their jobs for mental health reasons, according to a new study conducted by Mind Shares Partners, SAP and Quatrics. It was published in Harvard Business Review.
  • Clinical Depression and President Lincoln

    10/07/2019 10:07:24 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 2005 | Josh W. Shenk
    Lincoln "told Me that he felt like Committing Suicide often," remembered Mentor Graham, a schoolteacher... Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a "character issue"—that is, as a political liability. His condition was indeed a character issue: it gave him the tools to save the nation. With Lincoln we have a man whose depression spurred him, painfully, to examine the core of his soul; whose hard work to stay alive helped him develop crucial skills and capacities, even as his depression lingered hauntingly; and whose inimitable character...
  • Friends, relatives, sanity, and health: The costs of politics (Liberals suffer mental distress)

    09/26/2019 11:17:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    PLOS ^ | September 25, 2019 | Kevin B. Smith , Matthew V. Hibbing, John R. Hibbing
    Political scientists have long known that political involvement exacts costs but they have typically defined these costs in relatively narrow, largely economic terms. Though anecdotal evidence suggests that the costs of politics may in fact extend beyond economics to frayed personal relationships, compromised emotional stability, and even physical problems, no systematic evidence on these broader costs exists. We construct and validate batteries of survey items that delineate the physical, social, and emotional costs of political engagement and administer these items to a demographically representative sample of U.S. adults. The results suggest that a large number of Americans (read Liberals) believe...
  • Robert Reich Calls Donald Trump ‘Dangerously Unstable’ And ‘Getting Worse’

    09/16/2019 1:15:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | September 16, 2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich warned Sunday that Americans are getting so used to President Donald Trump’s troubling behavior that they fail to see how truly “dangerously unstable” he is. In a column published Sunday in The Guardian, Reich pointed to Trump’s days-long advocacy of his inaccurate weather forecast that said Alabama was threatened by Hurricane Dorian. He even went so far as to promote a map with a circle awkwardly drawn around Alabama to make it look like the state was in the hurricane’s path. “We’ve had presidents trying to cover up a sexual liaison with an...
  • Parkland dad uncovers how district enabled deranged student-turned-shooter

    09/09/2019 8:04:34 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/9/19 | Max Eden and Andrew Pollack
    After the deadly Feb. 14, 2018, mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., national media focused largely on a handful of student activists, leaving it to victims’ parents to unravel why the slaughter happened. Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 killed, conducted his own investigation to uncover the roots of what he calls the most avoidable mass murder in American history. He and Max Eden are co-authors of “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies that Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students.” This adapted excerpt, based on never-before-released educational records...
  • American Airlines passengers’ shock as traveller takes miniature HORSE onto flight

    09/03/2019 7:09:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 117 replies ^ | 2 Sep 2019, 10:05 Updated: 2 Sep 2019, 11:14 | Michael Hollan
    AMERICAN Airlines passengers were left stunned after noticing a miniature HORSE had joined their flight. Evan Nowak said he noticed the animal, which had been brought onboard by a fellow traveller, while flying on an a service from Chicago to Omaha. He posted the footage to Twitter, which showed the horse calmly sitting near the front of the plane in an aisle seat. He added: "At this time we would like to begin boarding with any active duty military, families travelling with children under the age of 3, and horses..." Another passenger, Amberley Babbage, also spotted the animal at check...
  • Mark Levin: Here’s my interview with Bandy X Lee, who has been all over the media attacking

    08/27/2019 7:50:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 84 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 8/27/19 | Mark Levin
    Here’s my interview with Bandy X Lee, who has been all over the media attacking President Trump’s mental health— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 28, 2019
  • Round Rock ISD to launch mental health centers at 2 schools, plans expansion (TX)

    08/26/2019 4:26:32 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    kxan ^ | Aug. 26, 2019 | Alyssa Goard
    RRISD’s superintendent Steve Flores explained that over the last couple of years, better supporting mental health has become one of the district’s main focuses. He recalled how several years ago, a student advisory board told the district they wanted to focus on mental health and suicide prevention. “And as the superintendent, I said, ‘You know what, we can do other things, such as heart walks or other things like that,’” Flores recalled. “They said, ‘Actually what we’re seeing is that our parents and that a lot of our adults aren’t communicating well with us, and we’re sending a lot of...
  • Study: Veterinarians, People Who Treat Animals Face Higher Risk Of Mental Health Issues

    08/15/2019 8:52:27 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies ^ | 8/14/19 | Ben Renner
    (snip) --CHICAGO — Spending all day surrounded by dogs and cats probably sounds like heaven for many people, but a new study finds that veterinarians and others who work with animals on a daily basis deal with stressful and emotional events that put them at a higher risk of developing mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and, in some cases, suicidal thoughts. “People who work or volunteer with animals are often drawn to it because they see it as a personal calling,” says Dr. Angela K. Fournier of Bemidji State University in a statement. “However, they are faced with...
  • Yet Another Study Finds That Heavy Metal Is Good For Your Mental Health!

    08/12/2019 8:11:16 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    Metal Sucks ^ | August 6, 2019 | SKAYLATONWITCH
    There’s no better time than now to start seriously defending metal — after it was revealed that the Dayton, OH mass shooter was a metal fan himself, and even the frontman of a misogynistic pornogrind band, it’s imperative that our sacred realm of heavy music doesn’t become the scapegoat for violent behavior. So it’s with relief we report that a new study by Nick Perham, Cardiff Metropolitan University lecturer and die-hard metal fan, has concluded that metal actually offers fans a healthy way to cope with unpleasant emotions and experiences.“Fans who were made angry and then listened to heavy metal...
  • Dayton Shooter’s Girlfriend Says He Showed Her Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Video On First Date

    08/06/2019 4:24:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    CBS News Pittsburgh ^ | August 6, 2019
    <p>DAYTON, Ohio (KDKA/AP) – An ex-girlfriend of the Ohio gunman who killed nine people says he showed her a video of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on their first date.</p> <p>Adelia Johnson says in an emailed statement to The Associated Press that Connor Betts often joked about having dark thoughts. She says he told her that he had bipolar disorder and that his talk didn’t scare her because she thought it was a symptom of his mental illness.</p>
  • Leftism is Destructive to Mental Health

    08/07/2019 9:18:00 AM PDT · by KarenKataline · 5 replies
    Blog: ^ | 8/7.19 | Kataline
    .....That collectivism is endemic to the poisonous ideology of Leftism (read: Socialism.) It robs people of their individual identity and therefore, their personal accountability, particularly in those who are already psychologically vulnerable. The tenets of socialism encourage: Victimhood (Isn’t that the root of paranoia?) Poor impulse control coupled with continuous rage and popular culture that is progressively more tolerant of criminality when perpetrated by members of certain protected groups. Depersonalization as a result of viewing oneself solely in collectivist terms. Subjugation and eventual eradication of individualism and free will, leading to a sense of fatalism, helplessness, hopelessness and clinical depression....
  • Trump's Speech: Strong Denunciation of White Supremacy, Sensible Proposal on 'Red Flag' Laws

    08/06/2019 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | August 5, 2019 | Guy Benson
    Earlier today, President Trump -- with Vice President Pence by his side -- addressed the nation from the White House.  Americans are still reeling from a bloody and horrible weekend, during which two young white males perpetrated appallingly lethal mass shootings on consecutive days.  A white supremacist and anti-immigrant fanatic murdered 20 (update: now 21) people at a Walmart in Texas on Saturday, then a disturbed self-identified leftist killed nine on a busy city street in Ohio.  The president forcefully denounced the "barbaric" violence, calling for unity and healing, and urging elected officials to take bipartisan action to help curb...
  • Trump on mass shootings: 'Hate has no place in our country'

    08/04/2019 2:04:17 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/04/19 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Sunday declared “hate has no place in our country” after a pair of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend rocked the nation. “Hate has no place in our country and we're going to take care of it,” Trump told reporters in Morristown Airport before departing for the White House after spending the weekend at his New Jersey golf resort. Trump was speaking publicly for the first time about the deadly shootings. He ignored shouted questions about whether the El Paso shooter’s anti-immigrant manifesto shared similarities with his rhetoric and said the shootings are part of “a mental...