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Busting the myths about suicide by Vijay Singh (SANE Australia)

Busting the myths about suicide  Vijay Singh   Suicide is a big issue. While it only accounts for a small percentage of deaths (around 1.9%), more people lose their lives to suicide than to road accidents, industrial accidents, and homicides combined. Around 2800 Australians take their own life each year; an average of almost 8

Busting 10 myths about psychiatric medication

Busting 10 myths about psychiatric medication  Tanya Peisley  21 August 2017 LISTEN TO THIS PAGE Psychiatric medications, also known as psychotropic medication, play an important role in the treatment and management of mental illness. Yet despite being commonplace, there are many myths surrounding the use and effectiveness of psychiatric medication. These myths can magnify anti-treatment

SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES by Julian Buchanan

JULIAN BUCHANAN DRUG POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS & HARM REDUCTION SIXTY-FIVE DRUG POLICY FALLACIES “HAVE YOU BEEN LYING TO US ABOUT ‘DRUGS’?” Drug law and policy has its roots in fear, ignorance, racism and vested interest and sadly, little has changed over the decades. Drug discourse continues to be shaped more by punitive populism, isolated tragic incidents and

Gambling addiction: Enter the ‘zone’ where winning is a distraction

A well-written article on problem gambling behaviours.  Some of the information may surprise you! By Diane Dean for All in the Mind In a place addicts call “the zone,” winning a poker machine jackpot is a distraction from the game (Getty Images: Instants) Our brains are naturally configured to get pleasure out of some of the

Part of the medical marijuana discussion – a bit heavy going but important to th18B3lm0ntose intersted

Dr. David Bearman, Contributor  I am a California M.D. who specializes in pain management, harm reduction and medical cannabis A Primer About Cannabidiol And The Benefits Of CBD Many of cannabinoids have therapeutic value and CBD is no exception. 03/01/2017 01:41 pm ET | Updated Mar 02, 2017 Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more