I recently disagreed with a friend over mental illness and terrorism. It happened after the terrible Charlie Hebdo incident, and started because he had the temerity to suggest that the murderous terrorists were deserving of a psychiatric evaluation. That is one sure way to get me upset. Whenever there’s a discussion (online or off) of some […]
This post by me was first published on AfricanHadithi.com, a website about Africa’s stories, by Africans. Go here to read the original post, as well as check out other interesting reads on African Hadithi. Don’t get me wrong, I like Tinsel. It’s a great show, with a good cast and an engaging plot, sufficiently complex […]
This is a question that comes up pretty frequently, and someone just asked it again here on the blog a few days ago. Psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, shrink. To-may-to, to-mah-to? Or completely different concepts? My suspicion is most people have an idea that they’re all different, they just can’t put their finger on it. Well, here’s […]
How the way people with long term medical conditions answer a simple question can point to how well they will do over time.u
Cures are wonderful things. Except when they’re not. Here are 5 ways a cure-focused mindset can be harmful, and why rising above it is a better way.
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Today is World Mental Health Day 2013: “Mental Health and Older People.”
Did you know there is a World Mental Health Day? You didn’t? It’s every year, on October 10. That’s in two days’ time, on Thursday. And the theme this year? MENTAL HEALTH AND OLDER PEOPLE. by gaspi *yg So, to commemorate that, I’ll be blogging this month on just that subject: how mental illness affects the […]
Obama’s speech was still very valuable because it represents a government’s official position on the issue, and that is a really big deal.