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From Slate: Now is the ideal time to ensure platforms are designed with the highest ethical standards, and in ways that respect users’ digital rights.
From Psyche: Far from being separate entities that figure out each other externally, we are radically open beings in immediate contact with each other.
From NPR: If you look at the times somebody's beliefs have been changed, it's often because of a story that hit them in the heart.
From The Telegraph: One in six of the population is on antidepressants, and the numbers are rising. Are GPs being too "trigger-happy" with prescriptions?
From The Washington Post: Suddenly, therapists and social workers are meeting people where they are. Treatment is now coming to them.
From Nature: We need a practice that recognizes the environments that can make people ill, and that supports efforts to do something about it.
From The New Yorker: The coronavirus, and the public-health measures undertaken to slow its spread, is uniquely hostile to psychiatric care.
From CNN: The crisis could have a "profound" and "pervasive impact" on global mental health, both now and in the future.
From Dulwich Centre: "So many guideline has been published for parents on staying at home with children...
From Forbes: The currently disabling conditions give you insight into what it is like to be a social pariah simply because of your body
From The New York Times: It’s not those who focus on pursuing happiness to feel better; it’s those who cultivate an attitude of tragic optimism.
From Yahoo Finance: People living with mental health problems are experiencing increased stress levels. This has triggered the demand for antidepressant drugs.
From The Guardian: Counseling has been good to me, and I hope good for my patients. But what if the premise of it is undone by circumstance?
From The Washington Post: Stress during this vulnerable period can be especially damaging to children who already have accumulated trauma in their lives and further increases the chance a child will develop anxiety, depression or even schizophrenia.
From Science Mag: Long hours, high risk, and crushing uncertainty about how the pandemic will progress have led to high anxiety among health care workers.
From The Globe and Mail: Pat Capponi believed that people with lived experience should have a seat at the table on matters that concerned them
From The Conversation: Social psychiatry research in the mid-20th century showed that mental illness was often caused by poverty, inequality and social isolation.
From The New York Times: Psychological health is not about being free from emotional discomfort, but about having the right feeling at the right time
From The Guardian: The lockdown doesn’t feel dissimilar to my time in hospital, but now it’s the government controlling my movements, rather than my doctors.
From EcoWatch: More Americans are turning to pharmaceuticals to help them cope with crippling anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic.
From Psychiatry Advisor: "56% of DSM-IV panel members had 1 association with a pharmaceutical company; among mood disorders panel members, 100% disclosed conflicts."