Mental Health

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Mental Health

tags: Former NYC Mayor Giuliani, Ferrets, and Freedom, politics, NYC, NYC Life, social observation, pets, ferrets, humor, funny, satire, offbeat, streaming video Here’s another set of videos for today’s Silly Saturday. These videos take a closer look at the battle between former NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and the ferrets (and ferret owners) of NYC after…

tags: The Free Hugs Campaign in Finland, Helsinki, free hugs, silly, humor, funny, offbeat, weird, life, Finland, Helsinki, streaming video The Finnish winter is long, dark and difficult for many people. So a group of Helsinki residents started a free hugs campaign to cheer people up. A group calling themselves, “FreeHugs Finland” had been promoting…

tags: Stouffer’s, frozen microwave meals, single-serving meals, suicide prevention tips, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, Onion News Network, ONN, streaming video Stouffer’s, the company that manufactures frozen microwavable meals, now includes suicide prevention tips on all single-serving dinners whether you enjoy eating your veal parmigiana or beef stroganoff alone.

tags: evolutionary biology, behavioral ecology, molecular ecology, personality, novelty seeking, exploratory behavior, dopamine receptor, dopamine receptor D4 gene, DRD4 gene polymorphism, ornithology, birds, Great Tit, Parus major, researchblogging.org,peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Bold or cautious? Individuals with a particular gene variant are very curious — but only in some populations. Image: Henk Dikkers. Research suggests that…

Mormons and their Magic Underwear

tags: Mormonism, religion, cults, mind control, magic underwear, moron, offbeat, beliefs, insanity, education, streaming video In some denominations of the Latter Day Saint cult, the temple garment (also referred to as “garments”, or “Mormon underwear”) is worn beneath the clothing of those who have taken part in the Endowment ceremony. Mormon underwear are worn both…

tags: religion, violence, mental illness, fundamentalism, Mitchell and Webb, streaming video This video is a Godless Comedy created by That Mitchell and Webb Look about the myth of Abraham and Isaac .. if an American did this today, he’d be placed in a mental institution for hearing voices that command him to murder his own…

tags: canada, health care, human rights, streaming video This video consists of a series of interviews with real Canadians. They discuss the realities of their single payer health care system, and are offended by the American right wing’s insulting it. This video made me deeply angry: in America, health care is obviously not a human…

tags: religion, violence, mental illness, fundamentalism, MtlRedAtheist, streaming video This is the first in a series of videos that address some of the violent, absurd and atrocious Bible stories being taught to children in Sunday School around the world today. This video discusses how Abraham almost murdered his son because he heard god telling him…

tags: Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adaptation disorder, stress reaction, Adjustment disorder, Negative life events, psychology, behavior, psychiatry, peer-reviewed paper [larger view] In this economy, nearly everyone has experienced unemployment, bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce, or some combination thereof. But roughly 1-2% of these people become so stressed out by these losses that “they can barely…

The Soloist

tags: The Soloist, homelessness, mental illness, movie trailer, film, true story, streaming video Wow, now this is a movie that I must see! I heard an interview with the author of the book on which this film was based, LATimes reporter, Steve Lopez. He meets a mentally ill homeless man playing Beethoven on a violin…