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  • Many human trafficking victims have severe mental health problems
    Many human trafficking victims have severe mental health problems
    A study of men and women who were trafficked into the United Kingdom for forced labor, sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude report high levels of mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says...
  • The WHO reports that improved treatment for depression and anxiety increases benefits fourfold
    Investing in depression and anxiety treatment brings a fourfold return
    Every U.S. dollar invested in improving treatment for depression and anxiety can lead to a return of $4.00 U.S in improved health and the ability to work, says the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO researchers investigated the economic and...
  • LSD brain scans show scientists the benefits of the brain on LSD
    LSD brain scans suggest possible music, drug benefit? Retro 'In a gadda da vida'
    For the first time scientists using brain scans have seen how LSD works in the brain. The scans showed how LSD breaks down the compartmentalizing of the brain, which is how the brain activity forms to function as you grow into an adult. LSD causes...
  • Mental illness
    Rethinking mental illness in modern society: wounded healers and visionaries
    Mental illness in modern society is a huge issue. One of the big issues is the way people view it and that comes partially from what we call it, mental "illness." Anyone who does spellwork knows that words have power. Words affect how we...
  • Suicide Prevention: Receive treatment for depression
    Suicide Prevention: Receive treatment for depression
    Sadly, someone commits suicide every day in our country. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, suicide is the third leading cause of death among youth between the ages of 10 and 24.Depression can become serious if left...
  • After the war
    Homesickness and nostalgia can kill
    CNN, on March 3, covered a mental illness that does not get a great deal of attention in the Internet era. For over 300 years, physicians recognized that severe homesickness and nostalgia could be fatal. It was commonly observed in the military...
  • Alcohol abuse, exposure to violence, and  victimization are risk factors for violence in mentally ill people
    Risk factors identified for violence in people with mental illness
    There are three risk factors that indicate that people with mental illness may become violent, say researchers at North Carolina University. The findings were announced on March 1, 2016, and the findings were published online in the journal...
  • Tearing Down the East End Vancouver
    Vancouver homeless fear being pushed out of their East End community
    Vancouver East End homeless are in fear of being pushed out of their community and warehoused in unsafe areas by what they term as “corporate greed.” Buildings are being demolished at an alarming rate with new, modern, expensive rental...
  • The feeling of shame
    Shaming mentally ill physicians: Part 3
    When you look up Dr. Charles Sophy on the Osteopathic Medical Board of California’s website, you won’t find much about him. You can see his license is current but will expire in Oct. of this year. His license number is 6205. Given how...
  • Shaming a person
    Shaming mentally ill physicians: Part 2
    This column has limited ability to verify information, but the plight of mentally ill physicians has gained some attention and information has been voluntarily submitted. One person claiming to be a physician sent this to the column in Dec. 2015....
  • An outcast with no one to lift him up
    Shaming mentally ill physicians: Part 1
    Jesus is credited as being one of history’s greatest healers. Live action depictions of this abound. For instance, there is a scene in the movie “Risen” where a leper is chased away by angry people. He falls to the ground, is...
  • Depression: Seek help from a psychiatrist
    Depression: Seek help from a psychiatrist
    Learn about depression. According to Dr. P. Mona Khanna, a Medical Editor at icyou, depression is a common and serious medical illness that involves your brain. It's more than just feeling sad for a few days, depression involves persistent...
  • Home based intervention and treatment are more effective for mentally ill youth
    Youth with mental health issues benefit from help at home
    Young people with mental health issues should receive help as soon as possible in their own environment, conclude researchers from the University of Helsinki, the Dept. of Psychiatry at the Helsinki University Hospital and the National Institute...
  • College student on roof
    College students are falling to their death from buildings
    Parents send their kids to college to get an education, to build the foundation for a future and in one minute it can all be taken away – with a fall from a college building.College students falling from the roofs of campus buildings are...
  • Dealing with Clinical Depression
    Living with Clinical Depression
    What is depression?Clinical depression is normally described as a common clinical mental health illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors.Depression has symptoms related to feelings such as intense sadness, anger, and guilt,...
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