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  • Trump Is Right: Suicides Do Increase During Economic Hardship

    03/30/2020 4:46:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 30, 2020 | A.D.P. Everson
    The AP’s statement has no basis in reality. There is currently no body of research that demonstrates people are less likely to take their lives in time of economic hardship. The pace of information during the COVID-19 crisis has been extraordinary. Last week President Trump said thousands could die by suicide as a result of the economic crisis created by the coronavirus.The Associated Press (AP) immediately released a “fact check” on the president’s prediction, saying it was false. Over the weekend, The Federalist’s Tristan Justice reported more people died from suicides in east Tennessee than from the coronavirus. In the...
  • Tips on How to Isolate Well

    03/28/2020 6:37:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | March 28, 2020 | Daniel Buck
    The summer break after my first year teaching was a catastrophe. Going in, I had grand plans for sketching out my units, reading books, writing articles, exercising, completing house projects, and the like. Four weeks later, I had regular panic attacks and debilitating levels of anxiety. Speaking with friends and reading the Tweets of strangers during quarantine, it seems that many can relate to my difficulties. With the word ‘pandemic’ atop our newsfeeds, it’s understandable that many people have high levels of anxiety right now. Whereas human contact normally brings comfort, amidst this crisis every individual is a potential invisible...
  • The Best Workout is... WORK!

    02/19/2020 7:45:47 AM PST · by rebuildus · 10 replies
    Old School ^ | 2/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    <p>I have been too busy to write for some time, but Im glad to get back to it.</p> <p>One of the things Ive had to do of late is a great deal of physical work. For someone who has spent decades training my body, I must admit that I have not done nearly as much real work as I should have. For that, I can see that Ive suffered. Now Im making up for lost time.</p>
  • Opponents Go After Draconian Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before Teaching LGBTQ Content in Schools

    02/18/2020 8:23:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Opponents criticized an Iowa bill that would require schools to notify parents before teaching LGBTQ content to children. Lawmakers introduced the Republican-sponsored House File 2201 in January, a bill that would require schools to annually notify parents about any kind of material that discusses gender or sexual orientation. This would then give parents the opportunity to inspect such material and pull their children out of certain classes. The bill is one of 13 pieces of legislation introduced in the Iowa state Legislature that opponents are calling anti-LGBTQ, CNN reported Friday. Republican Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley says that the bill...
  • Video: Pelosis Mumbling During Trumps SOTU Speech Are Bizarre, Prompt Questions About Her Mental Health

    02/05/2020 6:42:40 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 72 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 05.02.2020 | Alex D.
    President Trump went on the offensive against socialism and left-wing policies during a defiant third State of the Union address to Congress Tuesday night drawing groans from Democrats in attendance and prompting a furious House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to rip up her copy of Trumps speech as soon as it concluded in a stunning scene. Pelosi mumbling and sneering smiles throughout President Trumps powerful address were bad enough, but her decision to tear into shreds her copy of Trumps speech and drop it like a dead fish was shameful beyond measure. Throughout the evening, Pelosi was seen fidgeting,...
  • Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Heres a better way that focuses on mental health

    01/27/2020 2:20:11 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 23, 2020 | John R. Lott, Jr
    Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns. In the wake of the West Freeway Church of Christ attack, people are pushing red-flag laws, which allow police to take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But a better alternative already exists.
  • Disney World Half Marathon brings women together again to run for mental health after friends death

    01/10/2020 5:43:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2020 | Stephen Ruiz
    When Dave Cassidy was asked to help a group of women train for the 2010 Walt Disney World Half Marathon, he readily accepted. Cassidy worked in the sports rehabilitation department at what was then Florida Hospital, but he likely never had done something like this before. Neither had the women, nearly 20 in all, competitive to their core but with little experience running, much less that far. "He really became the center of why we were there,'' said Kari Conley, one of the runners. "I dont know if we could have achieved it without him.'' Cassidy helped 16 of the...
  • Does the Anti-Gun Mob Have a Self-Inflicted Mental Disorder?

    01/06/2020 8:06:02 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | January 06, 2020 | Dan Wos
    Opinion by Dan Wos Author Good Gun Bad Guy Anti-Gunners may be suffering from Delusional Disorder. Red Flags Law Kill USA -( The irrational fear of guns, perpetuated by the anti-gun left, has worked its way into our society in such a way that causes people to take extreme action on situations that exist only in their minds. Often times, when guns are the topic of discussion, those of the anti-gun mindset, believe their fantasies over the stark contrast of what is actually occurring in the real world. Its so bad that the mere photo of a gun,...
  • Toxicity of Social Media Richard Grannon x Sam Vaknin Documentary (youTube)

    12/22/2019 2:08:49 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/22/2019 | Richard Grannon
    the [55 minute but all worth it]follow up documentary to Plugged In
  • Remarks by President Trump at the White House Mental Health Summit

    12/19/2019 6:39:48 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | December 19, 2019 | Whitehouse
    South Court Auditorium Eisenhower Executive Office Building 3:49 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: This is a great group. I know so many. Please, sit down. Please. So, I heard about this. Actually, for a couple of weeks, I heard about it. And I said, I have to do it. Not much going on around the White House. (Laughter.) You know, were not too busy. But we have the great Ben Carson. Thank you, Ben. Thats great that youre here. Wheres Dr. Drew? Where is he? Dr. Drew. Did I do your show? (Laughter.) Did you have the greatest ratings youve ever...
  • Nunes tells Schiff he needs 'rehabilitation' after IG report: 'Admit you have a problem'

    12/15/2019 10:50:00 AM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/19 | Ronn Blitzer
    House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., that he is "in need of rehabilitation" after a Justice Department Inspector General report on the FBI's Russia investigation and its use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) contradicted Schiff's past assertions. In a 2018 memo, Schiff dismissed Nunes' concerns about the FBI's use of a FISA warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The IG report confirmed that the FBI's warrant applications included 17 "significant errors and omissions," including a doctored email and reliance on unverified information from former British...
  • Sick of holiday music? Some researchers say thats because its bad for your mental health

    12/13/2019 10:52:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 12/13/2019 | Natasha Anderson
    CLEVELAND (WJW) — Tired of Christmas music already? Researchers say you’re not alone.According to Business Insider, studies found there’s a spike in holiday music listening during the last two months of the year. In fact, the classic Christmas songs are played so much that people say they feel like the songs are on repeat.Researchers say this “incessant repetition” impacts listeners psychologically.At first, these festive tunes may spark nostalgia and get you in the holiday spirit, but researchers say “hearing Jingle Bells for the millionth time can lead to annoyance, boredom, and even distress.”Constantly earing holiday music can cause the brain...
  • Is "Trump Derangement Syndrome" a Real Mental Condition?

    12/01/2019 5:05:32 AM PST · by Candor7 · 32 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | Jan 04, 2019 | Rob Whitley, Ph.D.
    Many clinicians, political commentators, and members of the public have speculated upon the mental health of President Donald Trump. Indeed, over 70,000 people self-identifying as "mental health professionals" have signed a petition declaring that "Trump is mentally ill and must be removed." In sociological terms, the "medical gaze" has been hitherto focused on President Trump, and to a lesser extent his ardent supporters. However, in recent months, many have been questioning the direction of this "medical gaze." In fact, more and more people are suggesting that this "medical gaze" should be reversed and refocused on President Trumps most embittered and...
  • Have You Noticed That The Crazy People Are Starting To Take Over Our Society?

    11/19/2019 5:02:06 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 75 replies
    eotad ^ | 11/14/19 | Michael Snyder
    It is getting scary out there. In order for society to function properly, we need to be able to assume that most people are going to behave rationally. And when I was growing up, it was generally safe to make that assumption. But now things have completely changed. No matter how hard one may try, there is simply no avoiding the hordes of crazy people that seem to be taking over our society. It is almost as if millions of us never learned the basic rules for how civilized people should treat one another. Sometimes this manifests in behavior that...
  • Subordinate Sex Is Bad and So Is Revenge Porn

    11/04/2019 8:56:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 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, theres 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 Foundations (SAF) Alan Gottlieb indiciates President Donald Trump has pivoted from any consideration of gun control and is focused on mental health reforms. Gottlieb, SAFs 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 5two 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 womens 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...