A young woman was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting her boyfriend encouragement to commit suicide. Certainly, the case has legal implications, but are there psychiatric ones?
Healthy anger is proportional and responsive to a real and persistent need. It can be a powerful component of human survival and adaptation.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It's been designated as such since 1949 by Mental Health America. The overall goal has been to convey that mental health is something that everybody in America should care about.
Arts therapies can help us to reach patients with schizophrenia, PTSD, TBI and others who need a different way of more comfortably "talking."
Love for your profession, your clients, colleagues and staff can be an essential ethical principle and goal for administrators.
This early part of the year is when the suicide rate spikes, and when depression commonly increases. Indeed, divorce lawyers have deemed the Monday after Christmas as "Divorce Day."
Though Carrie Fisher's living force ended this week, her life force will remain with so many, especially for mental health.
As it turns out, risk seems to be reduced from Christmas Day to New Year's Day, but there are always ways to reduce the rate of suicide for the highest risk patients.
If our patients were anxious before, that anxiety might escalate. We administrators and leaders have our own fear that reimbursement might be imperiled.
I decided to do a little of my own research and also ask colleagues for their opinions on the profound anxiety surrounding election season. Putting that all together, here is what I found out.
H. Steven Moffic
H. Steven Moffic, M.D. retired from the clinical practice of psychiatry and his tenured...
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