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March 8, 2014
There is no law in this country against being crazy. If somebody is delusional and even flagrantly psychotic, unless they’re an imminent danger to themselves or others, there’s nothing anybody can do.
Clinical and forensic psychologist Laurence Miller • Discussing the situation with the South Carolina mom who attempted to drive her minivan (and her three children) into the ocean earlier this week. Ebony Wilkerson was taken into custody for a mental evaluation on Thursday, but she wasn’t taken in for one on Tuesday, after her sister expressed concerns to police. Police checked her out and found her lucid. Two hours later, she drove her vehicle into the ocean off the coast of Florida.
15:13 // 4 months ago
November 22, 2013
Eventually it got to the point where everyone… you couldn’t ignore it. It was obvious he was going through a difficult time. I don’t know where they ended up taking him but he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and did get treatment for a while and I know he was on medication.
Tony Walters, a friend of Gus Deeds • Discussing the mental health situation of his friend, the son of Virginia politician Creigh Deeds. The state is currently doing an investigation into why the younger Deeds was released from a hospital despite being under emergency medical custody, which led to the attempted murder/suicide just hours later. The older Deeds was released from the hospital Friday.
10:05 // 8 months ago
August 6, 2013
18:40 // 11 months ago
January 16, 2013
Today, President Obama announced sweeping set of policies, including 23 executive orders, aimed at reducing gun violence. The unveiling was the result of the Joe Biden-led task force Obama formed last month in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, and proposed policies include an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and improved access to mental health care. The Washington Post calls it “the most expansive gun-control policies in a generation,” and the fact that the president issued no less than 23 executive orders suggests that he wants to avoid congress as much as possible with this (which, given his first term, is understandable). Here’s the flashy White House document outlining the proposals, here’s a list of the executive orders (one of which, somewhat amusingly, is “Nominate an ATF director”), and here’s audio of the event (courtesy of Matt Keys). Photo credit: AP source

Today, President Obama announced sweeping set of policies, including 23 executive orders, aimed at reducing gun violence. The unveiling was the result of the Joe Biden-led task force Obama formed last month in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, and proposed policies include an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and improved access to mental health care. The Washington Post calls it “the most expansive gun-control policies in a generation,” and the fact that the president issued no less than 23 executive orders suggests that he wants to avoid congress as much as possible with this (which, given his first term, is understandable). Here’s the flashy White House document outlining the proposals, here’s a list of the executive orders (one of which, somewhat amusingly, is “Nominate an ATF director”), and here’s audio of the event (courtesy of Matt Keys). Photo credit: AP source

13:21 // 1 year ago
January 7, 2013
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.
22:56 // 1 year ago
December 17, 2012
10:40 // 1 year ago
November 22, 2012
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.”
12:10 // 1 year ago
May 5, 2012
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 (viafollow)
14:54 // 2 years ago
March 27, 2012
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 (viafollow)
21:22 // 2 years ago
January 30, 2012

Dentist heading to jail over botched paper clip root canal

  • cause In 2005, Massachusetts dentist Dr. Michael Clair performed a root canal. He used sections of a paper clip during the procedure in order to save money, something he had done on multiple occasions. This was not a good idea — it made the patient’s tooth turn black, and the tooth had to be removed.
  • effect As a result of this, along with allegations of illegal prescriptions and intimidating witnesses, Clair received a one-year jail sentence Monday. Prosecutors asked for more jail time, but Clair received a shorter sentence due to a lack of criminal record and “certain mental health issues.” source

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23:27 // 2 years ago