Speaking of Psychology: Dispelling the myth of violence and mental illness

Recent mass shootings have inevitably led to news reports of the suspected shooters’ mental health, but psychological research shows there is no clear link between mental illness and violence. In this episode, clinical and forensic psychologist Joel Dvoskin, PhD, talks about the misconceptions surrounding mental illness and violent behavior and how basic prevention efforts could help stop future violent events.

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“Before every game, I throw up,” he said. While playing in the biggest game of his life Eagles guard Brandon Brooks will also take on his anxiety disorder

Thanks to Leo Espina for bringing this to my attention. I’ll be sharing this article today with a group rookie fire fighters who are preparing to graduate shortly. While playing in the biggest game of his life Eagles guard Brandon Brooks will also take on his anxiety disorder By Bill Plaschke, LA Times FEB 02, […]

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Suicide isn’t just a ‘white people thing’

Kimya N. Dennis Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Studies; Creator and Coordinator of Criminal Studies program, Salem College As a sociologist and criminologist, I often do community outreach on mental health prevention. I urge organizations and programs to avoid “one size fits all” approaches. There are many ways that mental health issues can impact […]

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Article – Mental Health First Aid

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2018-01-26/whats-involved-in-learning-mental-health-first-aid   What’s Involved in Learning Mental Health First Aid? Courses can teach you how to assess someone’s problem and offer concrete steps for treatment. Let’s say you’re at the gym, playing in your weekly pickup basketball game. Another player complains of chest pain, feels dizzy and heads to the bench. Chances are someone in the […]

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