Shortly after the birth of my fifth child, I described on Instagram several traumatic events my family had recently undergone. They included my two painful surgeries followed by my husband’s nearly fatal pulmonary embolism and, three months later, an accident in which he lost several fingers with a table saw. An outpouring of beautiful and supportive messages lifted us. Not only that, but people showed up to babysit and do my laundry. Friends I hadn’t seen since high school stopped by with freezer meals. Posting about our reality not only gave others insight into our struggles and lifted us but lifted those who felt good about doing something to help our struggling family. … [Read more...] about Why Reducing Screen Time Won’t Fix the Mental Health Crisis
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Buttigieg's plan recognizes and addresses this need, while many other candidates don't go further than requiring insurers to cover mental health conditions. Of course, the plan would require the passage of legislation through Congress, a questionable scenario in our current political climate. … [Read more...] about Buttigieg Mental Health Plan Would Fund Needed Community Programs
Facebook's former vice president for user growth, Chamath Palihapitiya, recently said "we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” and advised people to take a "hard break" from social media. His comments echoed those of Facebook founding president Sean Parker, who said social media provides a “social validation feedback loop (‘a little dopamine hit…because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post’) that’s exactly the thing a hacker like myself would come up with because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.” This parallels what Tristan Harris said and I echoed in a recent Pacific Heart post – that social media is a “race to the bottom of the brainstem.” … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Destroying Society and Your Mental Health?
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While some mental health impacts of climate change will be direct results of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, other impacts will result from gradual changes that occur over many years, including steady increases in temperature that are predicted to cause drought and famine, and rising sea levels that will result in large-scale dislocation of "climate refugees," food insecurity, and regional conflicts over increasingly scarce resources of food and water. Taken together, the direct mental health impact of natural disasters and the indirect impacts of steady increases in temperature on resource availability and quality of life will probably result in an increased incidence of anxiety disorders, depressed mood, and PTSD. … [Read more...] about How Climate Change Will Impact Mental Heath