Monroe County, NY jail offers treatment for opioid addiction

From WHEC NBC Channel 10 news on 01/17/19  For more click here. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham, Monroe County NY, WHEC NBC Channel

Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington as Governor Declares State of Emergency

Dozens of people have been infected in a measles outbreak that is currently spreading throughout parts of the Pacific Northwest, prompting Washington Governor Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency in all counties on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Washington, Vaccinations, Pacific Northwest, Jay Inslee, Measles, Measles Outbreak

Australia Day music festivals: 10 hospitalised after suspected drug overdoses

NSW Health says a number of people who were in critical condition after the Hardcore Till I Die and Electric Gardens festivals are stable or have been discharged from hospital The condition of several people taken to hospital in critical conditions from Australia Day music festivals in Sydney has improved.Six young men aged under 25 were taken from the Hardcore Till I Die festival at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday in critical or serious conditions. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Drugs, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales politics, Crime - Australia, Australia Day, Sydney Olympic Park, Gladys Berejiklian, Illegal Drugs, NSW Health, Electric Gardens

Another chance to practice self-compassion

It’s Monday morning, and I’m the attending physician starting a week of inpatient service in the hospital. On my patient list is a man named Earl, age ninety-one. He’s outlived his siblings, his first and second wives and all of his peers. After seven decades of smoking, his lungs are failing; he carries a diagnosis […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Volunteer – It’s Good for You

The nightly news on TV, posts on Facebook, and articles in our local newspapers give us plenty to feel down about every day. More people are struggling financially and emotionally. The threat of violence has become a constant shadow. Addictions are up. Help for the addicted is down. The general social safety net seems to be getting more tattered by the day. It’s understandable to feel helpless in the face of it all. Compassion fatigue, disconnecting emotionally from so much suffering, can set...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Activism, Isolation, Charity, Habits, Happiness, Compassion, Self-help, Depression, Volunteer, London School Of Economics, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Carnegie Mellon, Mental Health And Wellness

CDC Warns Against Kissing, Snuggling Pet Hedgehogs Amid Salmonella Outbreak

It’s not every day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues an advisory about pet hedgehogs, but here we are.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Salmonella, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Outbreaks, Hedgehog, No Kissing

Economics helps explain why suicide is more common among Protestants

Protestantism is good for some people and bad for others. At least that is the conclusion if we are to judge by the stark matters of life, or death, and prosperity. For the majority of the population, Protestantism tends to raise economic prosperity through better education. But for people who are in a suicidal state of mind, the individualistic qualities of Protestantism can tip the balance towards ending their lives. In fact, the two aspects might be related in a 'dark-contrasts paradox': unha...
Tags: Psychology, Suicide, Religion, Economics, Mental Health, Depression, Sociology, Innovation, Catholic, Catholics, Wittenberg, Prussia, Protestant, Durkheim, Emile Durkheim, Sascha O Becker Ludger WoessmannThis

Books - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

There are plenty of slave narratives. Do we need any more?Colson Whitehead's novel, The Underground Railroad, tells the story of a young slave woman, Cora, who escapes the Randall plantation in Georgia with a male companion Caesar and makes her way north and west on a literal underground railroad whose tunnels have been dug by abolitionists committed to undoing the bonds of slavery.The scenes about slave torture and killings are terrible and offset to some extent by the kindness of strangers who...
Tags: Health, Books, America, Georgia, Racism, United States, Slavery, Infertility, Cora, Caesar, Underground Railroad, Whitehead, David G Markham, Colson Whitehead, Psychotherapeutic humanities, Markham Behavioral Health

Fentanyl is a killer drug in 50% of opioid overdoses.

Fentanyl is 10 times more powerful than heroin. Gets mixed into street heroin and kills users by unintentional overdoses.  [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Substance Abuse, Infertility, David G Markham

Tomorrow, January 26, is National Spouses Day

Celebrated annually on January 26 th , National Spouses Day is an unofficial holiday which encourages couples to celebrate each other on this day. On this day, people are supposed to take time out of their busy schedule to show just how important their spouse is to them. After all, the love that isn’t tended is most likely the one that doesn’t thrive. This holiday shouldn’t be confused with Military Spouses Day – a holiday which falls on May 12 th . Interesting facts about marriage: Th...
Tags: Health, Marriage, Holidays, United States, Las Vegas, Infertility, David G Markham, Gamophobia

Movie - On The Basis Of Sex

On The Basis of Sex is a movie about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's early life and career establishing her expertise in  advocating for women's rights in the U.S. in the later half of the twentieth century.It is a five out of five on the MBH movie scale and is highly recommended.Editor's note:This is not only a biographical story about RBG but a good example of how social change is made in an intentional and deliberate way.The norms, attitudes, beliefs, practices of a society are highly influenced in a d...
Tags: Health, Movies, Infertility, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, David G Markham, RBG, Psychotherapeutic humanities

New York State enacts the Reproductive Health Act on 01/22/19

Yesterday, 01/22/19, on the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling, New York State  enacted the Reproductive Health Act.  With the Reproductive Health Act now enacted, a woman’s right to make personal decisions about her own reproductive health will be protected in New York State — no matter what the federal government or the Supreme Court do in the future. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Reproductive Health, Infertility, New York State, David G Markham

Who gets the pet when couples split?

Who gets the pet when couples divorce? Only California, Alaska, and Illinois have any statutes on the books to help judges decide when couples can't with California being the last to pass such a law which took effect on  January 1, 2019.For more click here. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, California, Divorce, Illinois, Infertility, David G Markham, California Alaska

People with psychiatric illness more stigmatized by the health care system than by the public at large

Sisti says the stigma around mental health is "systematized" in our health care system, more so than in the public view. Health care providers are "rather leery about these individuals because these people are, often at least according to the stereotype, high-cost patients who maybe are difficult to treat or noncompliant," he says. "I think the stigma that we should be really focused on and worried about actually emerges out of our health care system more than from the public." For more...
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The air quality on cruise ships is so bad, it could harm your health, undercover report says

Cruise ships generate high levels of air pollution that could endanger the health of passengers, staff and port communities, according to an undercover report released Thursday.
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In our contemporary society do we have two adulthoods?

Psychotherapy Stories Episode 11, Two adulthoods With our expanded life expectancy in contemporary times, people are faced with two adulthoods: the period of 20-50, and 50 - 80. The first adulthood we are biologically programmed by Mother Nature to mate and procreate and assure the continuation of our species. The second adulthood engenders all kinds of existential anxiety because Mother Nature doesn't help us at all. How have you, are you, or will you negotiate this transition from ad...
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New York State bans mental health professionals from providing "conversion therapy." in 2019.

From New York Times on 01/19/19 Between 2012 and 2018, 14 states and Washington, D.C., passed laws prohibiting “conversion therapy” for minors. Deep-blue New York was not among them. That finally changed this month when the State Legislature voted overwhelmingly to bar mental health professionals from working to change a minor’s sexual orientation or gender identity. For more click here. Editor's note. I have practiced in the mental health field for over 50 years and have seen gre...
Tags: Health, New York, Washington, New York Times, Gay Rights, Homophobia, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, New York State, State Legislature, David G Markham

Coffee is good for you

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking three to four cups of coffee a day is not only safe for most people, it might protect against heart disease or an early death, a new review suggests. The finding, which applies to so-called "moderate" coffee drinking, stems from a review of more than 200 previous studies. For more click here. Other studies have found that people who drink moderate amounts of coffee report less depression. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Infertility, David G Markham

Violent Crime down in U.S. 49% in last 24 years.

From Pew Research Center Fact Tank, 01/03/2019 Violent crime in the U.S. has fallen sharply over the past quarter century. The two most commonly cited sources of crime statistics in the U.S. both show a substantial decline in the violent crime rate since it peaked in the early 1990s. One is an annual report by the FBI of serious crimes reported to police in approximately 18,000 jurisdictions around the country. The other is an annual survey of more than 90,000 households conducted by the Bure...
Tags: Health, Fbi, Infertility, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Violent Crime, David G Markham, Pew Research Center Fact Tank

Attachment In Therapeutic Practice by Jeremy Holmes and Arietta Slade

I just finished Attachment In Therapeutic Practice by Jeremy Holmes and Arietta Slade.Attachment In Therapeutic Practice is about attachment theory and how this understanding of human development and behavior can be used in psychotherapeutic practice. Even with 49 years of experience in the mental health field as a Psychiatric Social Worker, I am still learning more every day. Many of the ideas that Holmes and Slade describe I have been familiar with, and their way of connecting the dots is very...
Tags: Health, Books, Infertility, Attachment Theory, Holmes, Slade, David G Markham, Jeremy Holmes, Arietta Slade Attachment In Therapeutic Practice, Arietta Slade

How have your handled burnout in your career?

From "Burnout and Self Care: A Process In Helping" by David Papia, LCSW in The New Social Worker, Fall 2014 "Our social work profession is noble. This is a very special career path. We get to participate in important matters in people’s lives. We learn about ourselves, about others, and about humanity. We engage in giving and receiving, and we engage in relationships that further who we are and further those to whom we attend. However, our profession comes with many significant challenges and...
Tags: Health, Dave, Burnout, Infertility, McDaniel, David G Markham, David Papia LCSW, Susan McDaniel

SNAP (Food stamps) works

Congress just cut back on SNAP and instituted work requirements. But what about people who are already working and not making a living wage? America can afford a safety net to maintain people's dignity. We owe it to one another.  [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Congress, America, Poverty, Infertility, David G Markham, Safety net

What are cognitive distortions in CBT( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is one of the strategies of psychotherapy which is often studied and sometimes referred to as "research based."In general, when psychotherapy outcomes are studied, psychotherapy which applies some of the ideas of cognitive behavioral therapy, it is found that CBT gets good results usually as good, if not better, than psychotropic medications.One of the significant ideas of CBT is what are called "cognitive distortions." Cognitive distortions are very common an...
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What is the importance of mentalizing in attachment informed psychotherapy?

In psychotherapy, the activity of "mentalizing" is where the most benefit accrues."Mentalizing" is the making sense of things. Socrates said that an unexamined life is not worth living. This examining, to which Socrates refers, is what contemporary psychologists call "mentalizing."Mentalizing is intimately linked to self understanding, the understanding of others, a sense of agency, and enhancement of social skills.Mentalizing is a key feature of emotional intelligence which is made up of self k...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Attachment Theory, Socrates, David G Markham, Narrative therapy

Books - Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

What happens when parents suddenly die in a car crash and leave a 17 yr. old son, a 16 yr. old son, a 7 year old daughter and a baby daughter in a rural farming community in Northern Ontario, Canada?Grown up Kate, now in her 20s tells most of the story.It is a narrative full of love, sacrifice, loyalty, persistence, projection, and descriptions of attachment styles that are fascinating.Kate certainly has become avoidant although she had been every attached to her brother, Matt the youngest son. ...
Tags: Health, Books, Kate, Infertility, Attachment Theory, Matt, Katie, Bo, northern Ontario, David G Markham, Psychotherapeutic humanities, Crow Lake, Mary Lawson

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