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Leid Stories—Protect Your Sanity! Free Your Mind!–05.25.18

Don’t panic, all’s not lost—if you free your mind. We warmly welcome you to our “gathering place for the exchange of information, opinions and ideas” to engage in vigorous discussion and debate. Add your voice, your perspective, to an unscripted, ongoing dialogue about issues and events that matter to us all. Gain new insights as you help others do the …

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Resistance Radio – Taylor Jones – 10.09.16

Taylor Jones is the endangered species advocate for WildEarth Guardians, a western conservation group. She has a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and is dedicated to preserving the incredible lifeforms of planet Earth. Today we talk about Joshua trees.

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LAURA BOLT – Do you suffer from Election Stress Disorder? Your campaign obsession is part of a psychological epidemic — and it may be hurting your health

We all know the old adage: “Don’t discuss politics, sex or religion and everyone will get along just fine.” That may work for sex and religion, but with political stakes — and antics — consuming the news cycle and our psyches like never before, it seems that election anxiety might have gone from an unpleasant dinner topic to a legitimate psychological disorder. …

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Candidate for UN health chief eyes global tax to help WHO

A French diplomat competing to be the world’s top health official says a tiny international tax can help fill the World Health Organization’s coffers, a proposal aimed at bringing order to the U.N. agency’s fragmented budget. Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy told journalists at the Foreign Ministry in Paris that “micropayments” tacked on to as-yet-undetermined international business operations could support WHO’s budget. …

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Julie Fidler – Fed Advisory Group Urges Doctors to Screen Teens for Depression

A federal advisory group said Monday that doctors should screen teens for depression, but the number of students that benefit from the directive might be relatively small. Physicians are only supposed to screen adolescents if they have access to mental health professionals who can diagnose and treat them, and monitor their progress. That could be difficult to do, considering it’s …

China’s Unaddressed Mental Health Problems – CESAR CHELALA

China has a complex history in the treatment of the mentally ill. In 1849, the first mental institutions in the country were founded by Western missionaries. One of them, Dr. John G. Kerr, instituted some principles which are even valid today. Among those principles were the following: mentally ill patients shouldn’t be blamed for their actions; those that were hospitalized …