The results of this study point to the fact that the father’s mental health represents a risk factor for child development, whereas the traditional view has been that this risk in large is represented by the mother. The father’s mental health should therefore be addressed both in research and clinical practice.Anne Lise Kvalevaag, leading researcher and a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway • Discussing a study of over 31,000 children and families in Norway, which showed that the children who had the most emotional issues at age 3 were the ones whose dads were the most distressed. ”The prenatal mental state of the father is likely to predict the postnatal mental health of the father and this may also account for some of the associations found,” said Kvalevaag. Chill out, soon-to-be dads! It’ll be better for everyone.
I just find it is so painful at this point for me not only to know he won’t be in the Congress but to know he is still struggling with a serious very serious mental health issue.Rep. Bobby Rush • Discussing the fate of Rep. Jesse Jackson III, who is about to resign from Congress in the wake of a federal investigation and a series of mental health issues that have prevented him from having an active role in Congress for nearly six months. Rush is taking the situation hard. “He just said, ‘Bobby I’m not going to be with you anymore. I can’t carry this thing through,’ and that was it,” he said, noting that “he sounded very, very sorrowful.”
They said a Grade 3 concussion meant you were knocked out, and a Grade 1 meant you were seeing stars after a hit, which made me burst out in laughter. As a middle linebacker in the NFL, if you don’t have five of these [Grade 1 effects] each game, you were inactive the next game. Junior played for 20 years. That’s five concussions a game, easily. How many in his career then? That’s over 1,500 concussions. I know that’s startling, but I know it’s true. I had over 1,000 in my 15 years. I felt the effects of it. I felt depression going on throughout my divorce. Junior went through it with his divorce.Former NFL linebacker, and ex-teammate of Junior Seau, Gary Plummer • Making a truly shocking reflection on the price that playing in the NFL took on he and his late friend’s bodies. Junior Seau was discovered dead from a gunshot wound to the chest earlier this week, in what authorities ruled a suicide. The death has sparked a national dialogue about the long-term mental health impacts of multiple concussions, though no medical cause for his suicide has yet been determined – his family recently agreed to donate his brain for study. source (via • follow)
They’re going to take us down. They’re taking us down. They’re going to take us down. Say the Lord’s prayer. Say the Lord’s prayer.A hitherto unnamed JetBlue captain • Comments made during a flight from New York City to Las Vegas earlier today. The plane and its passengers, thankfully, are all fine, and were never in any danger – “they” were never trying to take down the flight. Rather, the captain stormed out of the cockpit, seemingly in the grip of some manner of mental episode, causing his disoriented and hysterical claims of an impending terrorist incident. Said one passenger, Gabriel Schonzeit: “He started screaming about al-Qaida and possibly a bomb on the plane and Iraq and Iran and about how we were all going down.” The captain, now at a medical facility in Amarillo, Texas, was tackled and held by four passengers until the flight was diverted safely. Authorities interviewed all passengers as they left the plane, and the FBI is reportedly coordinating an investigation with the FAA. source (via • follow)
If she can produce a case in one week starting today verified by three medical experts that she and i pick of a woman who became ‘retarded’ (her words) due to HPV vaccine i will donate that to a charity of her choice. She must donate 10k to a charity I pick if she fails to do so.University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Art Caplan • E-mailing reporters with an offer of a challenge for Michele Bachmann, in response to her claims that the HPV vaccine can cause mental health issues. Here’s what we think is going to happen here — Bachmann is going to ignore Caplan because, if she doesn’t, she’s going to be proven wrong. That’s pretty much her only option for not looking stupid here. source (via • follow)
He’s still determining his political future, but he will not run for re-election. He’s fully focused on fulfilling his elected duties and serving his constituents to the best of his duties here in the House.David Wu’s spokesman, Erik Dorey • Revealing that the troubled congressman, a Democrat, won’t run for re-election. Fortunately for him, Wu is low-profile enough that he hasn’t faced intense scrutiny to the level of Anthony Weiner, which means that he might be able to weather the storm and keep his job for another year … if he’s careful. However, Wu faces much harsher charges than Weiner ever did — allegations of an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. On top of that, he has some embarrassing photos that work well next to a story like this one. So who wants to take bets on how long it takes for him to resign? source (via • follow)
After they arrested me, I sat in my cell and I thought, ‘I’m looking at five to seven years.’ So I asked the other prisoners what to do. They said, ‘Easy! Tell them you’re mad! They’ll put you in a county hospital. You’ll have Sky TV and a PlayStation. Nurses will bring you pizzas.’A diagnosed psychopath named Tony • Describing how he got put into the Broadmoor mental hospital in England. He pretended to be insane to get out of a jail sentence, after other prisoners told him to. He copied books and movies he’d seen and read, and was sent to the mental asylum. However, when it came time for him to get out - he couldn’t. He actually was a psychopath, according to a number of tests that had been done on him. This excerpt from author Jon Ronson’s “The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry” is a fascinating piece on a subject few know about — how psychopaths are diagnosed and treated. source (via • follow)