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A Glimpse Into Schizophrenia Overseas

Note: Like all posts with the schizophrenic.nyc tag, this was originally written for and posted on schizophrenic.nyc. The African people suffer from many things – famine, drought, epidemic, and colonialism – but a recent CNN article comments on a less well-known problem: stigma. In Africa, mental healthcare is ignored by the state and even humanitarian organizations, which […]

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Science’s Disillusion

Psychology has historically had a bad reputation, ever since Freud introduced his ideas of, um, infantile sexuality. In fact, science in general has become hopelessly understood. An AAMC article comments on three contributing factors to science’s plight. An overabundance of information, some of which is misinformation. While an extensive press is usually considered a healthy […]

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Transgender Healthcare and Experimental Design

Access to gender-affirming medication and hormone therapy for transgender youth have been a subject of endless political debate. A recent WIRED article elaborates on research that indicates that denial of such medical services is a contributor to the estimated 40% of trans people who attempt suicide during their lifetime. However, researchers have encountered many obstacles […]

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Humans are Stupid.

Okay, that’s a bit of an oversimplification. But is it really? In this post I will be taking some of the main points from Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness to demonstrate the fallacious tendencies of humans (for sources, buy the book and look it up yourself). One of the central premises of the book is […]

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Reproductive Rights and Mental Health

This conversation was a long time in coming – how does abortion affect mental health? Opponents of abortion claim that getting an abortion harms mental health, but evidence from the Turnaway study (the largest study on abortion restrictions and mental health to date) shows that being denied an abortion causes more psychological problems in the […]

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The Generational Evolution of Mental Health

Part 1: Looking Back In the town of Killingly, Connecticut, a war is being waged. Across the nation, teenagers are suffering from acute mental health problems as a result of the pandemic. The situation is especially dire in the schools of Killingly, where over one-quarter of students surveyed in 2021 had thought about self-harm and […]

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How Do We Talk About Guns And Mental Health?

Disclaimer: This is not a blog post about guns. This is a mental health blog. That said, I do believe that we need gun laws to prevent unspeakable tragedies like these from occurring again. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s­ apparently National Gun Violence Month, so here we are – engaging in heated […]

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The Mental Toll of Gun Violence

The Mental Toll of Gun Violence Guns are capable of inflicting two types of damage – physical and mental. Though to take someone’s life is far worse than any other effect a gun can have, that does not mean that we should not think about how gun violence can psychologically affect those near it and […]

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Think Stigma Isn’t Real? Think Again.

You may or may not know about the court case involving the actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. In 2018, Heard wrote in the Washington Post about being physically abused. Now, “Depp is suing for $50 million in damages and denies ever being physically violent with Heard. Heard is countersuing for $100 million […]

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Censoring Schizophrenia

The word “schizophrenia” carries lots of negative connotations and stigma – erasing those associations are one of the principal goals of Michelle’s company. In Canada, however, some companies are removing the word from their names in order to make it easier to raise funds and support for schizophrenia research and treatment. One example is the […]

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