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Harvest Bible Chapel Won’t Reply to Media Questions During Peacemaking Process

Last week I wrote Harvest Bible Chapel’s spokeswoman Sherri Smith a couple of emails with questions about the firing of former Harvest Bible Chapel-Naples pastor John Secrest. Since I did not get a response, I wrote to ask if HBC planned to respond. In response, Ms. Smith answered this afternoon with the following explanation: While the peacemaking process is underway, Harvest Bible Chapel does not presently intend to respond to further media inquiries. Our focus remains on seeking the Lord and ...
Tags: Health, Smith, Infertility, Naples, Hbc, MacDonald, Roys, Ms Smith, James MacDonald, Sherri Smith, Julie Roys, Elgin IL, Secrest, Harvest Bible Chapel, John Secrest, HBC Naples


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, Infertility, New York State, 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


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...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Sisti


People with serious psychiatric problems now cared for in the criminal justice system

From NPR 11/30/17 "Many times individuals who really do require intensive psychiatric care find themselves homeless or more and more in prison," Sisti says. "Much of our mental health care now for individuals with serious mental illness has been shifted to correctional facilities." The percentage of people with serious mental illness in prisons rose from .7 percent in 1880 to 21 percent in 2005, according to the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights. Many of the private mental h...
Tags: Health, Brown University, Npr, Criminal Justice, Infertility, David G Markham, Sisti, Levels of care, Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights Many, Thomas Chun


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


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


Lack of psychiatric beds not the problem. Lack of funds for outpatient services is.

NPR has an interesting story about how the loss of psychiatric beds due to the era of deinstituionalization has led to a "mental health crisis" in the U.S. with people with psychiatric problems winding up in emergency rooms and prisons and jails.The problem is not the lack of psychiatric hospital beds but the lack of outpatient services which has occurred because of a lack of funding. Health insurance payment systems for psychiatric disorders have led to difficulty accessing services with fewer...
Tags: Health, Npr, Infertility, David G Markham, Levels of care


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


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, Illinois, Infertility, David G Markham, California Alaska


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


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...
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham, Psychotherapy Stories


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


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


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


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


Stricter gun laws reduce domestic violence murders

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More stringent gun laws might spur a decline in domestic violence murders, new research suggests. Thirteen states and federal law prohibit people convicted of domestic violence from buying guns. But the study found that states that extended this ban to people convicted of any violent crime had 23 percent fewer domestic violence murders. The researchers also found that larger reductions in these deaths were seen when gun restriction laws included da...
Tags: Health, Gun Safety, Infertility, Michigan State University, David G Markham


Kinship Care

I see a few families in my private practice where grandparents and aunts and uncles are involved in kinship care. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Family Therapy, Infertility, David G Markham


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...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Stigma, David G Markham, Sisti, Levels of care


How can you manage seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

12/21 is the Winter solstice. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the shortest day of the year. Some people are affected more than others with the fewer hours of day light and they experience a mild depression. How can you best manage it?Click hereEditor's note: When my clients complain to me about what sounds like seasonal affective disorder we explore what outdoor activities they might enjoy in the winter time like skiing, ice skating, snow shoeing, hiking, snow mobiling etc. Exposure to day lig...
Tags: Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Infertility, Northern Hemisphere, David G Markham


Substance abuse prevention programs work

This is an interesting video of how Iceland engaged in substance abuse prevention with its teenagers. The same type of programs have been developed and implemented in the United States.The Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (GCASA) developed and implemented a Drug Free Communities Coalition in the 2000s. It won the national CADCA award in 2006 for having the best Drug Free Communities Coalition in the United States.The Drug Free Communities coalition was led at GCASA by Maryann Bo...
Tags: Health, United States, Iceland, Infertility, David G Markham, Substance abuse prevention, Drug Free Communities Coalition, Maryann Bowman Shannon Ford, Tom Talbot


Psychotherapy Stories podcast, Episode #1, Overview

Psychotherapy Stories podcast. Episode #1 - Overview of the podcast with description of purpose, mission, vision, goals, activities, resources, and evaluation.   [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, David G Markham, Psychotherapy stories podcast


Subscribe to Markham's Behavioral Health

Follow Markham's Behavioral Health by subscribing by email in upper right hand corner. Keep up with MH information relevant to the practice of a working mental health professional. [Author: David G. Markham]
Tags: Health, Infertility, Markham, David G Markham, Markham s Behavioral Health, Site administration


Martin Luther King, Jr. – I Have a Dream – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I link to MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech delivered August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. I showed this today in one of my classes and was moved as I always am when I listen to it.  Be inspired. For a transcript of the speech, you can consult the National Archives at this link.  It is fascinating to examine the draft of the speech. In particular, the phrase “I have a dream today” isn’t in the draft. He...
Tags: Health, Washington, Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, National Archives, Infertility, Martin Luther King Jr, Clarence Jones


10 Minutes To Let Your Mind Wander

So I saw this pin on pinterest, and I thought it would be interesting to try here. Two things that you’ve never done, but would love to try: Throwing ceramics on a wheel. Hot yoga. One thing that might scare others, but does not scare you is: Public speaking / speaking in front of a … Continue reading 10 Minutes To Let Your Mind Wander
Tags: Health, Infertility, Navel gazing