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  • Princes William and Harry tackle Masculinity, Mental Health, and Suicide

    12/04/2018 3:01:52 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Caroline Davies
    The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his shock at being called out to his first suicide as an air ambulance pilot in a joint interview with his brother, Prince Harry, on tackling masculinity and mental health issues. Prince William said the “tipping point” for him in understanding how men struggle to deal with mental health problems came with his work with the East Anglian air ambulance. “My first callout was to a male suicide and I was told there were five suicides or attempted suicides every day in East Anglia alone. When I looked into it I was shocked...
  • Veterans Day: The Solitary World of a Vet

    11/11/2018 11:58:14 AM PST · by pboyington · 25 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    On Veterans Day, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’ stories are all...
  • California Shooter Likely Prescribed Drugs by the VA that are Tied to Most Mass Shootings

    11/10/2018 9:58:42 AM PST · by deandg99 · 54 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/10/2018 | Matt Agorist
    Another tragic mass shooting has taken place and, as usual, both sides are using it to further their political agenda. As the left blames guns and the right blames mental illness, both sides are completely missing the elephant in the room. If Ian David Long was diagnosed with PTSD, as reported, he was likely prescribed a slew of medications from the VA which have been tied to most every mass shooting in recent history. According to his neighbors and family, Long suffered from PTSD. While those who suffer from PTSD can have a myriad of horrific symptoms, homicidal ideation is...
  • Many dead as trenchcoat-wearing gunman storms 'student night' at country bar and shoots at least 11

    11/08/2018 3:02:08 AM PST · by Enterprise · 110 replies ^ | 8 November 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A gunman has opened fire at a country music bar during a student night in the city of Thousand Oaks, California, injuring at least 11 people and killing several. The shooter stormed the Borderline Bar and Grill wearing a black trenchcoat armed with a pistol equipped with an extended magazine and smoke grenades and began targeting people as young as 18. Among the victims was a Ventura County deputy sheriff and a doorman - as well as a cashier and college students. The lifeless body of a suspected male victim was seen outside of the venue.
  • Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred 12 (T)

    11/08/2018 8:47:58 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 11/8/2018 | Jennifer Smith Connor Boyd
    Full title/header: Tattooed trenchcoat-wearing ex-Marine, 28, is identified as gunman who massacred twelve people during student night at country bar: Suspect killed himself after hurling smoke grenades onto dance floor and slaying cop in California xxx xxxx, 28, opened fire at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Southern California, at 11.20pm He was dressed in all-black and let off at least 30 shots from a pistol with an extended magazine Witnesses said Long also let off smoke grenades to confuse the terrified crowds In April, police and mental health specialists were called to Long's home after a disturbance but...
  • 1 in 4 Students Left With PTSD Symptoms After Trump's Win, Study Shows

    10/24/2018 6:29:00 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/24/2018
    A wounded veteran is sounding off on a study that found some students are exhibiting symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder following the 2016 election. The study, which was released Monday by the Journal of American College Health, evaluated 769 students at Arizona State University studying psychology in January and February 2017. About 25 percent of respondents reported symptoms of PTSD because Donald Trump won the election. “What we were interested in seeing was, did the election for some people constitute a traumatic experience? And we found that it did for 25 percent of young adults,” said lead author Melissa...
  • Wait–How Many Loser College Students At Arizona State Were Traumatized By Trump's 2016 Win?

    10/23/2018 6:53:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 10/23/2018 | Matt Vespa
    This is just ridiculous. It’s an election. It’s not war. It’s not anything traumatic in the slightest. You go in, you vote, you leave, and watch results. There’s a winner and a loser—and life goes on. For an ungodly amount of Millennials at Arizona State University, Donald Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton proved to be traumatizing. In fact, 25 percent of those polled said that Hillary losing was a traumatic episode for them. There are times where my generation is unfairly lambasted for X, Y, and Z, but this game isn’t new. I don’t really care to be quite...
  • Men & Abortion

    09/25/2018 10:53:17 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    A burgeoning “lost fatherhood” movement has become involved in pro-life activism, with post-abortive men carrying signs at the annual March for Life proclaiming “I Regret Lost Fatherhood.” “Men don’t like to admit they have a problem, but there are a lot of guys out there who are really hurting,” explained Bruce Mulligan, a hospital administrator from Minnesota who struggles with the emotional impact of the abortion of an unplanned pregnancy he and his wife decided to undergo 37 years ago. Dr. Vincent Rue, a psychologist who has long experience with abortion’s effects on men, spoke at a “Reclaiming Fatherhood” conference....
  • Shrinks take to streets to demand ‘narcissistic’ Trump’s ouster

    10/15/2017 6:30:56 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/14/17 | Amy Russo and Mary Kay Linge
    They’re not nuts about Trump. Some 125 psychologists and other mental health professionals marched along lower Broadway Saturday to demand that President Trump be thrown out of office, based on a constitutional clause allowing presidents to be ousted when their cabinets decide they are ” unable to discharge the powers and duties” of their job.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Eminent California Professor And Human Memory Expert Weighs In On Christine Ford’s

    09/23/2018 1:59:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | September 23, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    While acknowledging that “people react differently to experiences,” Dr. Loftus also expressed skepticism about the root causes of the “symptoms” - such as PTSD and anxiety issues - Ford claims to have as a result of the assault. Our talk inevitably circled back to the fact that we just “don’t know” so many things about this case. If we knew, for example, how many of the supporters who knew Judge Kavanaugh from his high school days were from the girl’s school Ford attended, we might discover how well Ford likely knew him as well.While acknowledging that “people react differently to...
  • Elon Musk calls Thailand diver 'child rapist' in new baseless attack

    09/05/2018 10:14:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/5/2018 | Sam T Levin
    Elon Musk has escalated his baseless attacks against a British diver, claiming without evidence that the man who helped rescue children from a cave in Thailand was a “child rapist” in an email to a reporter. The embattled Tesla CEO faced widespread backlash in July when he first called the diver Vernon Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet – an unfounded claim against a man who was part of the international team that freed 12 young footballers and their coach from the Tham Luang cave complex. Musk, who had unsuccessfully attempted to assist the rescue mission, eventually apologized to Unsworth....
  • Harvard Study: Trigger Warnings Might Coddle the Mind

    08/12/2018 7:49:39 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 56 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | August 3, 2018 | Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D
    A new study out of Harvard—the first randomized controlled experiment designed to examine the effects of trigger warnings on individual resilience—may indicate that Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt were right about trigger warnings.In the fall of 2015, Greg Lukianoff, First Amendment Lawyer and president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (for which I work), and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at NYU’s Stern School of Business, published an article in The Atlantic. In it, they detailed how college campuses may inadvertently promote mental habits identical to the “cognitive distortions” that cognitive behavioral...
  • (vanity) Vet and family

    07/03/2018 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Lean-Right · 54 replies
    None | Lean-Right
    Hello fellow Freepers, I apologise for the vanity, but I'm near my wits end. My son, a two tour Iraqi combat veteran, diagnosed with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hyper Anxiety. Family relations are strained to the max, as anything he's confronted with turns into shouting matches, and a lot of hurt feelings. He refuses to take his prescribed medications, and instead, would rather lose himself in alcohol or pot. A regular job for him is impossible to hold. His short and long term memory is nonexistent. I have a daughter that lives less than a mile from me, along with...
  • Marijuana Kills People

    06/14/2018 7:53:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 92 replies
    janitor's view ^ | 06/14/18 | Reasonmclucus
    When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: "Guns don't kill people. People do." The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain. The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling "high", marijuana can cause...
  • Passenger on deadly Southwest flight files lawsuit: 'She prayed and feared for her life'

    04/28/2018 3:52:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 88 replies ^ | 4/28/17 | By MARK OSBORNE
    One of the passengers on the Southwest flight which made an emergency landing following engine failure has filed a lawsuit against the airline, as well as the makers of the plane and engine. When the engine exploded, pieces of it blew out a window on the plane, causing a woman to be killed when she was partially sucked out the window.Lilia Chavez filed suit against Southwest Airlines, GE Aviation, Safran Aircraft Engines and CFM International, a supplier of jet engines, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Thursday. Chavez alleges in the lawsuit that the companies "unforgivably breached" the trust...
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]

    04/20/2018 8:09:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-20-18 | MOTUS
    People wonder why Melania has been shunned by magazine editors around the world. It is curious, it would seem she is a natural having graced covers for most of her life. And in Michelle Obama-ese, she can “totally rock” a shirtwaist like nobody. But alas, we are experiencing the effects of PTSD (President Trump Stress Disorder) by-proxy syndrome. Hatin’ on Trump is not enough, the vitriol must be transferred to everything and anything associated with the President. And in Liberal-Land that includes the President’s wife and children - unless of course the President is a Democrat and then such behavior...
  • Three Shot, Killed at Veterans Home Despite Stringent California Gun Controls

    03/12/2018 7:05:40 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 18 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Three innocents were shot and killed at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville, CA, on Friday despite California’s stringent gun controls. Breitbart News reported that the Veterans Home came under attack Friday morning and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the facility was placed on lockdown around 10:40 am local time. Reports throughout the day indicated three hostages were being held and law enforcement reached the hostages around 6 pm to find them deceased. The Press Democrat identified the three victims as “Pathway Home’s executive director, Christine Loeber, staff therapist Jen Golick and Jennifer Gonzales, a psychologist with the San...
  • [Draft] Open Letter to Debbie Lee [America’s Mighty Warriors]

    01/04/2018 2:43:01 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 14 replies
    America’s Mighty Warriors ^ | Oz - Open letter (Not published yet)
    [Draft open letter in response to Debbie’s advocacy for and leadership of “Helping Hero’s Heal”] Momma Lee, this open letter is intended to support your efforts and thank you publicly for all you do for us This topic has become a rapidly increasingly “growing passion” of mine for the past 10+ years. More so in the last 5 or so years. As one who battles depression, sleep disorder, headaches (which prior to our conversation yesterday I attributed to caffeine/Dr. Pepper addiction) PTSD (or whatever the latest terminology is. When I “accidentally” called you yesterday because your cellphone number was mislabeled...
  • How My Priest Taught Me About Forgiveness When A Man Bombed Our Church

    12/27/2017 8:11:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2017 | Margot Cleveland
    A few weeks ago, when my husband returned home from work, his evening greeting struck a serious chord: “Did you hear what happened at Divine Child?” Divine Child is our Catholic parish church, located just a mile away.I hadn’t, so he quickly explained that a man had set off explosives in the Adoration Chapel nestled just west of the church. He added that the website for our local news “paper” included a video from the security system.That night after tucking our son into bed, I pulled up the story. More details had developed: The explosives were commercial-grade fireworks. Two women...