Whether you wish to know yourself, understand others or simply have fun, psychology provides some interesting answers.
The village hopes to disseminate information about the various mental health issues. The idea is to have a data bank where people can refer to get information about things like managing anger, surviving break ups, dealing with depression etc. We also hope to have more articles on serious mental disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorders, suicide.
But all these do tend to get quite boring so there will be some fun articles, games or discussions to break the monotony. If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic just drop a line in COMMENTS FOR THE VILLAGE JE.
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I've been in and out of hospitals for the past ten years. Recently, my doctor, who is profound, has allowed me to change from lithium to depakote. The depakote was changed to 500mg at night and 1000mg in the morning. This was done after I was worried about the "pressure" I was experiencing in my head. Later, I found out this is more related to tension. I entered the hospital again for pain in my head. I believe this was what is termed "psychological pain." Yes or no, it feels sort of like phantom physical pain. This was depression, Although I still have depression here and there, the antidepressant, Effexor, helps. I can think clearer and feel more of my emotional self, to realize my potential within. Right now I am in a transitional house before going back to my apartment. I have been through a lot with schizoaffective disorder in the last few months of moving back to Missouri. Insha'Allah I will recouperate and be back on my feet in a couple of months.
#1.Have you ever let go of someone you loved?
#2.Did it happen all of a sudden?
#3.Were you prepared for it?
#4. Did you want it to happen?
#5. Were you the one letting go or the one who was let go?
Whenever and wherever it occurs, letting go of the one you love is never easy ? it's downright painful and if ever there was a time one could say, "my heart hurts," this would be the time!
And yet, a famous poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson, once wrote, "'It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
" Do you agree with his statement? Why? Why not?
5, letting go
6, aaaah i have answered this question many times with the reasoning of why it was neccessary to let go, and it was better for them, though it was breaking my own heart, do i believe its better to have loved when it was very very fresh, the was no i would have rather have never fallen in love as i had opened up more access to being hurt. If i hadnt ever fallen in love i would never have known what was missing, you know ignorance is bliss statement rings a bell, yet the pain, the anguish, the waiting, the hoping, the sadness, the moments of happiness to have had the opportunity to experience them yes it is worth it! lol ok now the rest of you follow suit!
A 8-year-old girl found hanged at her home. The girl used to be locked in her "revolting and squalid" bedroom for 12 hours each night.
What an appalling crime!
And how pathetic the social services are.
No child is born evil. But they are creatures of their parents and of circumstance.
Children who commit violent crimes almost always share a similar background. Their parents are poorly educated, unemployed and often suffer from depression or other mental health problems; many are drug abusers or on the fringes of criminality.
They often have large families but are also divorced or separated.
An authoritative survey of the mental health of young offenders published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2006 studied 301 young criminals aged 10 to 18 years.
It found that 74% had a family structure which had broken down, with only 36% of their biological parents still married or cohabiting.
More than a third of them had been in care – with many moved frequently from one home or foster home to another. One in three had a borderline learning disability, and one in five had an IQ below 70.
“It’s very rare for a child involved with homicide or torture to come from a background with none of these risk factors,” says Dr Eileen Vizard, a child and adolescent Psychiatrist who runs the National Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service for the NSPCC, and who gave evidence at the Bulger trial.
NSPCC - The London Society for the Prevention of Children Cruelty - Website www.nspcc.org.uk
These risk factors expose such children to a range of damaging experiences. They may witness repeated domestic violence or sexual abuse from an early age. They may be exposed to adults having sex in front of them and may routinely view slasher films or pornography left lying around the house.
“They are brought up with no boundaries, or inappropriate ones,” says Pam Hibbert, who was until recently assistant director of policy at the children’s charity Barnados and before that was a manager at Red Bank secure unit, where Mary Bell and Jon Venables served their sentences.
“Children develop empathy from the way they are treated, not just fed and sheltered, but cuddled and stimulated. But the mothers themselves are often so needy.”
Many were themselves brought up by dysfunctional parents who transmit their inadequacies to a new generation.
As the Edlington 'torture boys' face sentencing for horrifying violence, can secure children's homes ever offer redemption?
Article: Sadistic torture boys detained for indefinite period www.metro.co.uk
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Just a year after the global downturn derailed Dubai's explosive growth, the city is now so swamped in debt.
The Dark Side of Dubai
The following report has been written by Johann Hari. It encompasses 10 parts.
1. An adult Disneyland
2. Tumble Weed
3. Hidden in plain view
4. Mauled by the Maul
5. The Dunkin Donuts dissidents
6. Dubai pride
7. The Lifestyle
8. The End of the World
9. Taking on the Desert
10. Fake plastic trees
Under siege and grappling with joblessness, factional violence and the aftermath of war, Gazans are turning to Tramadol pills as they seek to escape reality. In Gaza, supplies of Tramadol had surged!
Mental Health Professionals say there has been a rise in the drug's usage in Gaza since the war. The Hamas authorities have tried to crack down on it, but the drug's severe withdrawal symptoms means it is a seriously hard habit to break.
~~~~~ Tramadol: 'Full body blanket' ~~~~~
* Tramadol is a powerful painkiller with a narcotic effect. A single 200 mg dose can leave users sedated for much of the day so time passes quickly.
* One user described it as like being wrapped in a "full body blanket" where problems are not solved but the "volume is turned down a notch".
* It has similar effects to opiate painkillers such as pethidine inducing sleepiness, a lack of inhibition and a sense of wellbeing.
* Because it is not an opiate, it is not controlled as closely and may be easier to obtain.
* Tolerance builds quickly and users need increasing doses to obtain the same effect. Heavy users report forgetting chunks of the day.
Abu Ahmed, Gazan says: "Even if a person kills someone, he can still sleep at night. If he goes out and steals something, he will still sleep. But if you have children and you can't find work to give them what they need, then you can't sleep."