Yes, I’m the “Difficult Patient”… and I’m Not Sorry.

Yes, I’m the “Difficult Patient”… and I’m Not Sorry.

Dear past in-patient psychiatrists,   Imagine having your freedom stripped from you "for your own good." Imagine that consisting of: being handcuffed, placed in the back of a police car, locked in a psychiatric ward for a unspecified amount of time.   Being in a psychiatric unit can feel so dehumanizing...   In the psychiatric [...]

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

“Mental Health Crisis”: Responses to the Separation of Immigrant Families

"Separating families is a humanitarian and health crisis" -The Seattle Times . Individuals and organizations (including from the fields of psychology, medicine, and public health) have all publicly expressed their concerns of the administration's policies on the health (physical and mental) of the immigrant families impacted. These statements are powerful and deserve serious attention. #FamiliesBelongTogether [...]

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong

Last year, Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" quickly gained the attention of viewers as well as the concern of parents and mental health professionals. While some argue that the show is helpful in starting conversations on sensitive or taboo topics, such as suicidal ideation, others were concerned that the show's depictions are harmful to its viewers, [...]

13 Reasons Why Season 2: Kicking off the Conversation

13 Reasons Why Season 2: Kicking off the Conversation

When "13 Reasons Why" was released last year on Netflix, the show received much attention, both good and bad. Some praised the high school drama for bringing up issues that are often swept under the rug, such as depression, suicidality and rape. The show was seen as a way to bring up the discussion of [...]

YouTuber Logan Paul & the Suicide Forest Video

YouTuber Logan Paul & the Suicide Forest Video

On Sunday, YouTuber Logan Paul posted a video showing him and his friends going through the Aokigahara forest in Japan, commonly known as "Suicide Forest". This location is the world's second most popular suicide location. The incredibly graphic video showed Logan and his crew stumbling upon a dead body hanging from a tree. The 15 [...]