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David Swanson – Why do War Veterans Commit Suicide or Murder?

In two recent articles in the Los Angeles Times and the academic studies that inspired them, the authors investigate the question of which war veterans are most likely to commit suicide or violent crimes. Remarkably, the subject of war, their role in war, their thoughts about the supposed justifications (or lack thereof) of a war, never come up. The factors …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.04.15

You may not heard of Suzanne Beachy–she represents untold millions of mothers who have lost their children due to psychiatry’s failure to offer beneficial, caring human services, and indeed due to psychiatry’s opposition to them.   Listen to Suzanne’s first radio appearance, feel comforted and feel inspired, and understand that informed and determined parents are key to successful psychiatric reform.   …

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Robert Parry – The Second Amendment’s Fake History

False history continues to kill Americans, as we saw once again last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon where a disturbed young man whose mother had loaded the house with loaded handguns and rifles executed nine people and then committed suicide – one more mind-numbing slaughter made possible, in part, by an erroneous understanding of the Second Amendment. A …

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Fred Gardner – Veterans Suicide Epidemic Proves Lucrative for Therapists

Marine Corps veterans have formed their own suicide-prevention network for reasons laid out in a very powerful article by Dave Philipps in the New York Times. The men Philipps writes about served in the Second Battalion, Seventh Marine Regiment (the 2/7), in Afghanistan. Many had been deployed in Iraq, too. No one knows whether the battalion’s suicide rate is abnormally high or a common trait of fighting units …

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Insight – 9/11 Fourteen Years Past and the Mental Health Forefront with AFSP – 09.10.15

Heavy hearts, remembrance and unfathomable images of terrorism persist nearly a decade and a half after the day the world forever changed. Harry Blanding, was a kind hearted man, loving husband and a terrific father to three incredible children and his story is one among thousands that ended abruptly and tragically.

Mark talk’s neurotransmitters, antidepressant black box warning labels, interactive screening processes and much more with Dr. Christine Moutier, Chief Medical Officer for The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the pivotal role AFSP has played for Mark and members of his family.

Experience Mark’s vast and riveting personal stories on vital issues ideal for schools, colleges, corporations and more. www.markfarrellmotivation.com for info.

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STUDY: Farmer suicides in rained areas of India correlate with Bt cotton adoption

An important new paper by respected researchers deconstructs the false hype around Bt insecticidal cotton in India. The study shows that: * Bt cotton, introduced in 2002 to control bollworm and other pests, is grown on more than 90% of the cotton area * By 2013 insecticide use was high – back to 2000 levels (before the introduction of Bt …

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MIT’s Suicide Rate Far About National Average – Veena Trehan

Last week NPR ran a story about recent suicides at MIT which highlighted the “imposter syndrome,” in which students feel like a fraud, dismissing their earlier accomplishments. The article also emphasized other non-academic factors in stress. I believe the not-so-subtle attempt at victim blaming downplayed MIT’s contributions to its students’ poor mental health. For many years, MIT’s rate of suicide was far above the …

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Suicide, A Worldwide Epidemic – GRAHAM PEEBLES

A friend recently asked to meet for coffee. ‘I’ve had some more bad news,’ his text said. A ‘fifty something’ year old friend had taken his own life the day before. Jack had hanged himself from a tree in a public park on the outskirts of London; it was his fourth attempt. He had four children. This was the second, …

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Warrior Connection – 05.17.15

We continued with our ongoing discussion on ways for solving the ptsd and suicide crises. the following pts brochure (it is attached- please post- distribute) and a focus on a higher calling such as described in “MY QUILT” ” from an unknown author can help. We all need to make the choice to move forward and grow based on the trauma we experienced. As discussed during this weeks program we can all excel and survive but it requires effort, dedication, and acceptance of help.