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Walking the Tightrope on Mental Health Coverage

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012






Click Here to Read:   Walking the Tightrope on Mental Health Coverage By Ron Lieber in The New York Times on December 21, 2012.

Child-rape Rates of 300/month in Seven Haitian Earthquake Refugee Camps Are Dropping to Zero

Friday, December 21st, 2012

  

Frandy Daniel                                           Gilbert Kliman                          Jodie Kliman

Click Here to Read:    Child-rape Rates of 300/month in Seven Haitian Earthquake Refugee Camps Are Dropping to Zero by Gilbert Kliman, M.D. of the The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc.

 

Gun control and preventive mental health care to honor the lost children of Newtown

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Gun control and preventive mental health care to honor the lost children of Newtown by Claudia M Gold on the Boston.com website on December 15, 2012.

Click Here to Read:  Adam Lanza and preventive mental health care by Claudia M Gold on the Boston.com website December 19, 2012.

A Nursery of Violence by Merton Shill

Friday, December 21st, 2012

A NURSERY OF VIOLENCE?

The chicken bobbed around, darting now here, now there. Randomly. There was no head. I couldn’t help noticing. I was 5 years old. The neighbor boy was showing me how to cut chickens’ heads off with an axe. Then he said that the horn on my Lionel electric train sounded like pigs being electrocuted. These images have never left my mind. They never will. It was rumored there was a lot of domestic violence at his house. (more…)

Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown

Friday, December 21st, 2012








Click Here To Read:   Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown By Pricilla Gilman in The New York Times on December 17, 2012.

The Newtown Shootings

Friday, December 21st, 2012






Click Here to Read:   The Newtown Shootings – The View from 300.01 By David L. Levine on the Scientific American blogs website on December 20, 2012.

Guns and the Limits of Shame

Friday, December 21st, 2012




Click Here to Read:   Guns and the Limits of Shame possted by Jon Lee Anderson on the New Yorker Blgo website on December 16, 2012.

Lack of funding, stigma stymies mental health care

Thursday, December 20th, 2012




Click Here to View:   Lack of funding, stigma stymies mental health care
Although one in 17 Americans live with a serious mental illness, fewer than one-third receive professional treatment by Ron Mott on the NBC website on December 20, 2012.

The Other Kindertransport: As Nazis Closed In, 150 Teens Improbably Found Freedom

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Click Here to Read: The Other Kindertransport: As Nazis Closed In, 150 Teens Improbably Found Freedom By Sarah Wildman in The Jewish Daily website on December 19, 2012.

A Reunion Postponed: Judit Shaked left Czechoslovakia for Denmark in 1939. Recently, she reunited with some of the survivors of the second kindertransport.


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The Anxiety of the Long-Distance Meditator

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012






Click Here to Read:   The Anxiety of the Long-Distance Meditator By Jeff Warren in The New York Times on  December 17, 2012.

Poem by Megan Baer McKamy – social worker from Topeka Kansas

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Pops from big kid roman candles cut across the time zones
narratives of personal surface burn and itchy imbedded metal scraps
sparklers tested by tiny fingers consequences of curiosity about what happens
when something gets too close or we…
get too close to something (more…)

‘I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother’

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Thinking the Unthinkable an article   that originally appeared in the Blue Review by Liza Long reprinted  on The Anarchist Soccer Mom website with Comments by Others.

Click Here to Read:  A Joint Statement from Sarah and Liza with Comments by Others on The Anarchist Soccer Mom website.

Click Here to Read:  Another Reprinting of the Liza Long article on the in Huffington Post with Comments from a broad spectrum of readers.

 

Methodical Massacre: Horror And Heroics

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Methodical Massacre: Horror And Heroics: December 15, 2012|By EDMUND H. MAHONY and DAVE ALTIMARI, emahony@courant.com, The Hartford Courant

Adam Lanza blasted his way into the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He fired a half-dozen thunderous rounds from a semiautomatic rifle to open a hole big enough to step through in one of the school’s glass doors. (more…)

Bitterness, Retaliatory Action and Apocalyptic Mass Murder by Henry Friedman

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Like the rest of the public I have been watching the coverage of the Newtown, CT rampage by a single 20 y.o. who is described as having had a mental disorder. Mental Health commentators have expressed many opinions about why this may have happened, why this individual in their terms “snapped”. Some, like a cautious psychiatrist that I heard during the day respond to Chris Matthews was reluctant to comment without having more information but he did, wisely in my opinion, emphasize that most schizophrenics were not (more…)

The Sandy Hook Massacre: What We Can Do by Jane Hall

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Our hearts go out to those in Sandy Hook and Newton – once fairy tale communities. We salute the brave teachers, the clergy, the strong and empathic citizens, and most of all, we send our deepest condolences to the parents and families who lost their children and to the families of those adults who died.

One common theme over the past several days since this latest tragedy has (more…)

A Canary in the Coal Mine

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

 

Click Here to Read: A Canary in the Coal Mine by Neal Spira on his Deeper Look blog on the  Chicago Now blogs on July 26, 2012,

 

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Connecticut school shooting: Resources for parents

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Click Here to Read:   Connecticut school shooting: Resources for parents By Thomas Curwen in the Los Angeles on December 14, 2012.

People gather for a prayer vigil at St. Rose Church in Newtown, Conn., on Friday evening. (Emmanuel Dunand, AFP/Getty Images / December 14, 2012)

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Michael Bloomberg: Gun Control Needs ‘Immediate Action’ From Obama In Wake Of School Shooting

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Click Here to Read:  Michael Bloomberg: Gun Control Needs ‘Immediate Action’ From Obama In Wake Of School Shooting by Sabrina Saddiqui in December 14, 2012.

A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012




Click Here to Read:  A Tense Compromise on Defining Disorders By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on December 10, 2012.

The Lonesome Train: A Musical Legend

Sunday, December 9th, 2012




 

Click Here to Read:  Lyrics from The Lonesome Train : A Musical Legend text by Millard Lampell / Music by Earl Robinson on the Abraham Lincoln Online website.