What kind of a world would it be if the stories and ideas that captured our attention reflected our common humanity? What if key search engine optimization terms were words like kindness, tenderness, forgiveness and humility?
The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."
A mother and her child are two parts of a whole, and we need to treat them as such during and after pregnancy. Making sure moms are healthy is how we give birth to a healthy society.
Most of us who have faced anxiety know that we should have come out with it sooner, and that doing so brings about great relief. Letting it fester and go untended is a surefire way to add fuel to the fire.
What does it mean to be "aware" of mental health though? Of what should we be aware?
At a time when we should be celebrating Medicaid and CHIP successes, serious threats to Medicaid, CHIP and the ACA continue to surface in Congress. So, in addition to advocating for continuing improvements in children's health coverage, we must also play defense to protect the hard-earned gains made for children as well as adults.
When we talk about affordable housing, it's easy to get tangled in a debate over what and how much the government should do about the crisis. It can help, and I've proposed a package of measures that, taken together, will create new housing opportunities for many struggling Californians.
It won't be easy, and it will take time (maybe years or decades) but I have identified that obnoxious roommate and now it's time to show her the door.
Paula detested the sitter. And, by extension, she detested the medical team that ordered the sitter. "It's like you guys don't trust me to take care of myself!" she exclaimed, tears running down her face. The fact was, we didn't.
The illogical expectation that the chronically mentally ill will take care of themselves creates much more cost for our public safety, law enforcement, the medical system, the environment where homeless encampments take over parks and streamsheds and for other social services than it would cost to provide them with appropriate institutional care.
Five years ago I was going into the second year of my undergrad at the University of Guelph. The semester was going well. I was living with friends an...
I don't know when I first read the parable, but I know I was young. I can distinctly remember the accompanying line-drawings, a near-black blue on a l...
We know from years of research that fulfilling work leads to healthier and happier people. Creating workplace cultures where workers flourish is a business opportunity no organization should ignore.
Here are the six tips of what you can do to get yourself out of the habit of internalizing negative thought patterns. So that you can easily let go off negative thoughts whenever they hit you and feel happy again.
Last month, the Oakland-based health care provider fired a respected psychologist, Dr. Alex Wang, who had reported to state regulators a pattern of illegal and unnecessary delays in providing mental health care.
Answer: Insight is always a part of cognitive therapy -- an important part, but not an end in itself. We help patients gain insight into why they ...
I feel most comfortable in a classroom. Whether I am the instructor or sitting in a chair soaking up intellectually tantalizing ideas, I love to be su...
For too long, women have been pretending our periods are some kind of hideous beast that arrives to ruin our lives every month. It's time to stop shaming our bodies. That includes its functions, its needs and all its miraculous cycles -- including our periods.
Most people spend the majority of their waking hours working. During those long hours, the office setting either promotes good mental health or contri...
Any time a woman is in the perspective of being a victim of her circumstances and is paralyzed by a diagnosis, or a toxic relationship or a dead end job, she is essentially giving up her power. By increasing our resilience, we can all become stronger to make the difficult choices and orchestrate the lives we want and love. Here are four specific ways to be more resilient.