Tag Archives: Mental_health

I have never punished my child Parenting for a Nonviolent World

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“Listening” provided by Anahata Giri

Punishment undermines the very basis of parenting: maintaining a safe, clear, loving relationship between parent and child.

Anahata Giri for Global News Centre

(MELBOURNE)  I have never punished my child. This is not because I have some kind of freaky perfect child. My 8 year old son is a normal child who engages with the world with a natural childlike intensity. This means he sometimes challenges boundaries by doing what he wants and upsetting others. At times I am very upset by his actions and I have been stretched beyond my own boundaries many times. This can be really tough.

Will Oregon mass killings be a tipping point?
Probably Not

police_lights350Two years after the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, a study in Preventive Medicine found large majorities of Americans continue to support a range of gun violence prevention policies.

Ralph E. Stone Global News Centre

(SAN FRANCISCO)  On October 1, 2015, ten people were killed and another seven injured after Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old gunman, opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College in southern Oregon.  Harper-Mercer then took his own life.  President Obama vowed to continue pushing new gun policies that he said would prevent further mass shootings.  Will this mass killings be a tipping point resulting in passage of reasonable federal gun control legislation?  Probably not.

Duty to Warn: Electroconvulsant Shock Therapy (ECT)

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By Gary G. Kohls, MD

(DULUTH)  In my practice of holistic mental health care, I encountered a number of unfortunate patients that had had one or more series of electro-convulsant (shock) therapy (ECT) , where a series of sub-lethal electrical shocks are administered directly to one or both hemispheres of the brain.

The Psychology of Projection in Conflict

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Afghan boy in Kabul is a reflection of the violence he has witnessed in his brief life. Photo by Tim King

I have chosen and quoted words to illustrate my discussion about the significance of projection and the importance of unconscious emotional content in any conflict.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)    Understanding human conflict requires us to understand human psychology. And it is only when we understand the psychology that drives conflict that we can take intelligent steps to address it.

Most attitudes and beliefs are outcomes of fear

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The most important emotion driving dysfunctional attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviour is terror. And education can have no impact at all on any of these when someone is terrified.

Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre

(TASMANIA)   I routinely come across efforts to change an individual’s attitude, belief and/or value by using education to teach the ‘right’ one. This is most usually intended to lead to a better behavioural outcome, such as someone who is not sexist, racist or violent. I would like to explain why education cannot achieve such a change, except in the most superficial of circumstances, as the evidence clearly demonstrates.

If God sends her to me, she is a blessing. Affirmation of a mother to her daughter with Down syndrome

downs_syndromeThe journal The New England Journal of Medicine, reported that it has reviewed a new, noninvasive test that can discover Down syndrome three months after fertilization, with an accuracy of 87%.

Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre

(MADRID)   Eddy enrolled their children in the CADI (Center for the Integral Development), Uruguay institution that seek sto help improve the quality of life for children and families at social risk. Eddy thinks that in CADI she learned to see God’s hand in everything. By having her last child with Down syndrome she said, “If God sends her to me, she is a blessing.”

Duty to Warn: what psych drugs was Lufthansa Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz taking?

Andreas Lubitz  photo courtesy: theguardian.com

Andreas Lubitz photo courtesy: theguardian.com

What People Need to Know About the Latest Mass Murder. (Especially reporters and their editors)

Gary G. Kohls, MD for Global News Centre

(DULUTH)  “Even at normal doses, taking psychiatric drugs can produce suicidal thinking, violent behavior,  aggressiveness,  extreme anger,  hostility, irritability, loss of ability to control impulses, rage reactions, hallucinations, mania, acute psychotic episodes, akathisia, and bizarre, grandiose, highly elaborated destructive plans, including mass murder.

“Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs can cause agitation, severe depression, hallucinations, aggressiveness, hypomania, akathisia, fear, terror, panic, fear of insanity, failing self-confidence, restlessness, irritability, aggression, an urge to destroy and, in the worst cases, an urge to kill.” -  From Preventive Psychiatry E-Newsletter # 296: “Drug Studies Connecting Psychotropic Drugs with Acts of Violence” – unpublished.

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