Tag Archives: mental health

Preschool mental health checks

Jill Stark Sydney Morning Herald THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that will consider behaviour such as sleeping with the light on, temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs of … Continue reading

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The Toxicity of Competitiveness

In our present social system, a large percentage of people are driven in order to win. Many people think that being competitive is a natural way to be and something we are born with. This short article looks at competitiveness … Continue reading

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Born To Rage?

Explorer National Geographic Ex-punk rocker Henry Rollins is on a mission to figure out why many have struggled with feelings of aggression their entire lives. Related: Influence of Parenting Styles and Bullying Experiences on a Child’s Mental Health

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New mental health manual is “dangerous” say experts

Kate Kelland Reuters Millions of healthy people – including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes – may be wrongly labeled mentally ill by a new international diagnostic manual, specialists said on Thursday. In a damning analysis … Continue reading

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United Nations Preparing to Manage Global Mental Health

Brandon Turbeville Activist Post In a world where national sovereignty is rapidly becoming a thing of the past, announcements that the United Nations will be taking the lead on any variety of topics is no longer shocking. Indeed, there is … Continue reading

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How the Modern Lifestyle Breeds Depression and Distress

Source: AP Mental illness is a steadily rising epidemic. With nearly half of all Americans set to receive some form of diagnosis for a mental disorder, it’s hardly something that can be glossed over. Mental health, however, is in a … Continue reading

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Influence of Parenting Styles and Bullying Experiences on a Child’s Mental Health

The self-esteem of a child affects one’s sense of self, motivation to succeed, and their overall mental health. This 90-page report investigates two important areas in mental health, parenting and bullying. The emerging and alarming statistics highlight the need for … Continue reading

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The New Face of Psychiatry

Source: The New American To ensure that psychiatry “permeate every educational activity of national life” and “infiltrate the professional and social activities of [all] people” was a global goal that originated with British Brigadier General Dr. John Rawlings Rees in … Continue reading

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Zero Degrees of Empathy

Source: RSA Professor Simon Baron Cohen presents a new way of understanding what it is that leads individuals down negative paths, and challenges all of us to consider replacing the idea of evil with the idea of empathy-erosion. Listen to … Continue reading

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Australian kids are living in climate of fear

Source: Telegraph PRIMARY school children are being terrified by lessons claiming climate change will bring “death, injury and destruction” to the world unless they take action. On the eve of Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax package announcement, psychologists and … Continue reading

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